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yon

adjective \ ˈyän \

Definition of yon

: 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


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yon

pronoun

Definition of yon

dialect
: that or those yonder

First Known Use of yon

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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yon

adverb

Definition of yon

1 : yonder
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

First Known Use of yon

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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yon Synonyms

Synonyms

beyond, farther, further, yonder;



YON Defined for English Language Learners

yon

Definition of yon for English Language Learners

  • : to that place


YON Defined for Kids

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yon

adjective \ ˈyän \

Definition of yon for Students

: 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

adverb

Definition of yon for Students

1 : 1yonder
2 : thither
  • I ran hither and yon.

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