yon

1 of 3

adjective

: yonder

yon

2 of 3

pronoun

dialect
: that or those yonder

yon

3 of 3

adverb

1
: yonder
2
: thither
ran hither and yon

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
These rosy renderings of effortless whooshing hither and yon distract us from what the problem demands: a way forward that prioritizes not thoughtless speed but calibrated efficiency. Wired, 24 Sep. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Yon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yon. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

yon

1 of 2 adjective

yon

2 of 2 adverb
1
2
: thither entry 1
hither and yon
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