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yet

adverb \ ˈyet \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of yet

1 a : in addition : besides
  • gives yet another reason
b : even 2c
  • a yet higher speed
c : on top of everything else : no less
  • had wells going dry. Between two large lakes, yet
  • —J. H. Buzard
2 a (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 yet
b : continuously up to the present or a specified time : still
  • is yet a new country
c : at a future time : eventually
  • may yet see the light
as yet
: up to the present or a specified time
  • there are as yet few clues
  • —Sharon Kingman
yet again
: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of yet

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

yet Synonyms


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yet

conjunction

Definition of yet

: 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

First Known Use of yet

13th century

yet Synonyms

Synonyms
but, only, saving, except


YET Defined for English Language Learners

yet

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

adverb \ ˈyet \

Definition of yet for Students

1 : in addition
  • They made up yet another excuse.
2 : 2even 2
  • We reached yet higher speeds.
3 : up to now : so far
  • He hasn't done much yet.
4 : at this time
  • Has the newspaper arrived yet?
5 : up to the present : still
  • It is yet a new country.
6 : at some later time
  • She may yet decide to go.
7 : nevertheless Your plan is simple yet clever.

2

yet

conjunction

Definition of yet for Students

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


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