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1yon

adjective \ˈyän\

Definition of YON

:  yonder

Origin of YON

Middle English, from Old English geon; akin to Old High German ienēr, adjective, that, Greek enē day after tomorrow
First Known Use: before 12th century

2yon

pronoun

Definition of YON

dial
:  that or those yonder

First Known Use of YON

14th century

3yon

adverb

: to that place

Full Definition of YON

1
:  yonder
2
:  thither <ran hither and yon>

Examples of YON

  1. <the belief that it is the destiny of the human race to explore our solar system and yon>

First Known Use of YON

14th century

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YON Defined for Kids

1yon

adjective \ˈyän\

Definition of YON for Kids

:  2yonder <“And nuns came … and built over against the monastery on the yon side of the vale …” — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee>

2yon

adverb

Definition of YON for Kids

1
:  1yonder
2
:  thither <I ran hither and yon.>

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