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yon

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adjective \ˈyän\

Definition of yon

  1. :  yonder



Origin and Etymology 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


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yon

pronoun

Definition of yon

dial

  1. :  that or those yonder



14th Century

First Known Use of yon

14th century


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yon

adverb

Simple Definition of yon

  • : to that place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yon

  1. 1 :  yonder

  2. 2 :  thither <ran hither and yon>

Examples of yon in a sentence

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



14th Century

First Known Use of yon

14th century



YON Defined for Kids

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yon

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adjective \ˈyän\

Definition of yon for Students

  1. :  2yonder <“And nuns came … and built over against the monastery on the yon side of the vale …” — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee>




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yon

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adverb

Definition of yon for Students

  1. 1 :  1yonder

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




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