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yet

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adverb \ˈyet\

Definition of yet

  1. 1a :  in addition :  besides gives yet another reasonb :  even 2c a yet higher speedc :  on top of everything else :  no less had wells going dry. Between two large lakes, yet — J. H. Buzard

  2. 2a (1) :  up to now :  so far hasn't done much yet —often used to imply the negative of a following infinitive have yet to win a game (2) :  at this or that time :  so soon as now not time to go yetb :  continuously up to the present or a specified time :  still is yet a new countryc :  at a future time :  eventually may yet see the light

  3. 3 :  nevertheless, however

as yet

  1. :  up to the present or a specified time there are as yet few clues — Sharon Kingman

yet again

  1. :  one more time arrived late yet again

Examples of yet in a Sentence

  1. His latest novel is his best one yet.

  2. I haven't read the book yet.

  3. Has the mail arrived yet?

  4. It's not time to eat yet.

  5. Are you ready? No, not yet.

  6. We don't yet know what their plans are.

  7. Their suggestions won't be implemented, at least not yet.

  8. We don't have a firm grasp of the situation yet.

Origin and Etymology of yet

Middle English, from Old English gīet; akin to Old Frisian ieta yet


First Known Use: before 12th century


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yet

conjunction

Definition of yet

  1. :  but nevertheless :  but

Examples of yet in a Sentence

  1. it feels like summer, yet according to the calendar we're still in early spring

13th Century

First Known Use of yet

13th century



YET Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb

Definition of yet for English Language Learners

  • : until now : so far

  • : at this time : so soon as now

  • : in addition

yet

conjunction

Definition of yet for English Language Learners

  • —used to introduce a statement that adds something to a previous statement and usually contrasts with it in some way


YET Defined for Kids

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yet

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adverb \ˈyet\

Definition of yet for Students

  1. 1 :  in addition They made up yet another excuse.

  2. 2 :  2even 2 We reached yet higher speeds.

  3. 3 :  up to now :  so far He hasn't done much yet.

  4. 4 :  at this time Has the newspaper arrived yet?

  5. 5 :  up to the present :  still It is yet a new country.

  6. 6 :  at some later time She may yet decide to go.

  7. 7 :  nevertheless Your plan is simple yet clever.


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yet

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conjunction

Definition of yet for Students

  1. :  in spite of the fact that I was sick yet I went to school.



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