yon

adjective
\ ˈyän \

Definition of yon 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: yonder

yon

pronoun

Definition of yon (Entry 2 of 3)

dialect

: that or those yonder

yon

adverb

Definition of yon (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : yonder

2 : thither ran hither and yon

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Synonyms for yon

Synonyms: Adverb

beyond, farther, further, yonder

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Examples of yon in a Sentence

Adverb

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

First Known Use of yon

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yon

Adjective

Middle English, from Old English geon; akin to Old High German ienēr, adjective, that, Greek enē day after tomorrow

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

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yon

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of yon

: to that place

yon

adjective
\ ˈyän \

Kids Definition of yon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

yon

adverb

Kids Definition of yon (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : thither I ran hither and yon.

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