yet

yet

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of yet in English

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English

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /jɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Middle English yet, yit, from Old English ġīet, gȳta, from Proto-Germanic *juta (compare West Frisian jit, jitte (yet), Dutch ooit (ever), German jetzt (now)), compound of (1) *ju (ever, adverb) (see aye), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew-, accusative of *h₂óyu (long time) and (2) the Proto-Germanic *ta (to,towards) , from Proto-Indo-European *do. More at aye and -th.

Adverb

yet (not comparable)

  1. Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.
    1. In negative or interrogative use, often with an expectation or potential of something happening in the future.
    2. In negative imperative use, asking for an action to be delayed.
      Don't switch it on yet – wait until I've reconnected the pump.
    3. (poetic or archaic) In affirmative use: still.
      • 1730, Joseph Addison, The Evidences Of The Christian Religion
        facts they had heard while they were yet heathens
  2. At some future time; eventually.
  3. (after 'have' and certain copulative verbs, followed by an infinitive) Not as of the time referenced.
  4. In addition.
  5. (degree) Even.
Synonyms
  • (up to some specified time): even now, still, erenow, so far, to date; see also Thesaurus:hitherto or Thesaurus:formerly
  • (at some future time): at last, in time, sooner or later; see also Thesaurus:eventually or Thesaurus:subsequently
  • (not at the time referenced): still
  • (in addition): besides, further, moreover; see also Thesaurus:additionally
  • (even): still
Derived terms
  • as yet
  • not yet
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: ete
Translations
References

Conjunction

yet

  1. Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.
    • Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; [].
Synonyms
  • be that as it may, even so, withal; see also Thesaurus:nevertheless
Derived terms
  • as yet
Translations

Further reading

  • yet on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Middle English yeten, from Old English ġēotan (to flow, pour), from Proto-West Germanic *geutan, from Proto-Germanic *geutaną (to flow, pour), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewd- (to pour). Cognate with Scots yat (to pour, yet), West Frisian jitte (to scatter, shed, pour), Dutch gieten (to pour, cast, mould), German gießen (to pour, cast, mould), Swedish gjuta (to pour, cast). Doublet of yote.

Alternative forms

  • yit
  • yete (obsolete)

Verb

yet (third-person singular simple present yets, present participle yetting, simple past yet or yetted, past participle yet or yetted or yoten)

  1. (obsolete) To pour.
    • 1502, William Atkynson (translator), De Imitatione Christi, in 1893, John Kells Ingram, The Earliest English Translation of the First Three Books of the De Imitatione Christi, page 221:
      [] & stablenes of perseueraunce; graunt me for all wor[l]dly consolacyons the swete, gracyous vnccyon of the holy goost, & for all carnall loue / yet into my soule the loue of thyne holy name.
    • 1509 (edition published 1874), Alexander Barclay (translator), The Ship of Fools (originally by Sebastian Brant), page 211:
      Some with a fals herte, and a payntyd face / In his lordes seruyce to haue chefe rowme and place / Into his lordes erys yetyth secretly / Lyes venemous, []
  2. (obsolete outside dialects) To melt; found; cast (e.g. metal, by pouring it into a mould when molten).
    • 1531 (edition reprinted 1880), Thomas Elyot, The Boke named the Gouernour, page 48:
      [] whiche shall present him selfe openly stained or embrued with sondry colours, or poudered with the duste of stones that he cutteth, or perfumed with tedious sauours of the metalles by him yoten.

Noun

yet (plural yets)

  1. (dialectal) A metal pan or boiler; yetling.

Etymology 3

From Middle English yeten, ȝeten, from Old English ġietan.

Verb

yet (third-person singular simple present yets, present participle yetting, simple past yot, past participle yotten)

  1. (nonstandard, West Country) To get.

References

  • yet at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • yet in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • -ety, Tye, ety, t'ye, tey, tye

Cahuilla

Noun

yét

  1. female (animal)

Scots

Etymology

From Old English ġīet, gȳta, from Proto-Germanic *juta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [jɛt], [jɪt]

Adverb

yet (not comparable)

  1. yet, up to now, now as before, at present, still

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English yet.

Adverb

yet

  1. still
  2. already
  3. yet

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