yet

yet

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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 intensifying enclitic *-ta, from Proto-Indo-European *do. More at aye and -th.

Adverb

yet (not comparable)

  1. (usually with negative) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.
  2. Continuously up to the current time; still.
    • Addison
      facts they had heard while they were yet heathens
  3. At some future time; eventually.
    • Shakespeare
      He'll be hanged yet.
  4. (after certain copulative verbs, followed by an infinitive) Not as of the time referenced.
  5. In addition.
  6. (degree) Even.
    • Francis Bacon
      Men may not too rashly believe the confessions of witches, nor yet the evidence against them.
Synonyms

(not at the time referenced): still

Derived terms
  • not yet
Translations
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Conjunction

yet

  1. Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.
    • Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
    • 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; [].
Derived terms
  • as yet
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English yeten, from Old English ġēotan (to flow, pour), from Proto-Germanic *geutaną (to flow, pour), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewd- (to pour). Cognate with Scots yat (to 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). More at yote.

Alternative forms

  • yit
  • yete (obsolete)

Verb

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

  1. (dialectal) To melt; found; cast, as metal.

Noun

yet (plural yets)

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

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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