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Definition of yet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of yet (Entry 2 of 2)

: but nevertheless : but

Synonyms for yet

Synonyms: Adverb

Synonyms: Conjunction

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Examples of yet in a Sentence

Adverb His latest novel is his best one yet. I haven't read the book yet. Has the mail arrived yet? It's not time to eat yet. “Are you ready?” “No, not yet.” We don't yet know what their plans are. Their suggestions won't be implemented, at least not yet. We don't have a firm grasp of the situation yet. Conjunction it feels like summer, yet according to the calendar we're still in early spring See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb No release date has yet been announced for Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Christian Holub,, 5 May 2022 Lots of Republican voters are pro-life, yet do most or nearly all favor banning the procedure from conception and without exceptions? Damon Linker, The Week, 3 May 2022 No guests have been announced yet for Friday, and reps for the show did not immediately respond Tuesday to The Times’ request for comment. Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 Defensive lineman Noah Potter and safety Marcus Hooker are recent OSU entrants to the transfer portal who have not yet announced new homes. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 2 May 2022 No clear dates have been announced yet for when fans can expect to see Pearl on their screens, but the information seems to suggest that the show is still in the early stages of development. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 1 May 2022 The morning after playing for an audience of millions as part of the history-making Super Bowl XVI halftime show, Snoop Dogg announced this Glendale date with Ice Cube, Warren G and other artists yet to be announced. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2022 Pletcher has not yet announced a jockey for Pioneer of Medina. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 1 May 2022 The 500-acre property in Casa Grande, Arizona, spun up in the fall of 2021, but the company hasn’t yet announced any carbon-neutral or energy-reducing initiatives at the plant. Roberto Baldwin, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of yet


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yet


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

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The first known use of yet was before the 12th century

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yes, yes



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8 May 2022

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“Yet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of yet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : in addition They made up yet another excuse.
2 : even entry 2 sense 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.



Kids Definition of yet (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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