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

English Online Dictionary. What means yet‎? What does yet mean?

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

From Middle English yet, yit, from Old English ġīet, gȳta, from Proto-West Germanic *jūta, from Proto-Germanic *juta (compare West Frisian jit, jitte (yet), Dutch ooit (ever), German jetzt (now)), compound of (1) *ju (already, adverb), 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.

yet (not comparable)

  1. Thus far; up to the present; up to some unspecified 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.
  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.
  • yit (US, Ireland, colloquial)
  • yitt, ytt (obsolete)
  • (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
  • Sranan Tongo: ete


  1. Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.
  • yeat (obsolete)
  • be that as it may, even so, withal; see also Thesaurus:nevertheless
  • as yet
  • yet on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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.

  • yit
  • yete (obsolete)

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.

yet (plural yets)

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

From Middle English yeten, ȝeten, from Old English ġietan, from Proto-Germanic *getaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰed-. More at get.

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

  1. (nonstandard, West Country) To get.
  • “yet”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
  • “yet”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  • -ety, Tye, ety, t'ye, tey, tye


  1. female (animal)

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

  • IPA(key): [jɛt], [jɪt]

yet (not comparable)

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

From English yet.


  1. still
  2. already
  3. yet

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