yesterday
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈjɛstədeɪ/, /ˈjɛstədɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈjɛstɚdeɪ/, /ˈjɛstɚdi/
  • (dated, Southern US folk speech) IPA: /ˈjɪstɚdeɪ/, /ˈjɪstɚdi/
Noun

yesterday (plural yesterdays)

  1. The day immediately before today; one day ago.
    Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow.
    Yesterday was rainy, but by this morning it had begun to snow.
  2. (figuratively) The recent past, often disparaging.
    yesterday's technology
    • 1606 William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.5
      All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.
Translations Translations Adverb

yesterday (not comparable)

  1. On the day before today.
    Synonyms: the last day
    Antonyms: tomorrow
    I started to watch the video yesterday, but could only finish it this evening.
  2. (informal) As soon as possible.
    I want this done yesterday!
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