yet
Pronunciation
  • (America, RP) IPA: /jɛt/

Adverb

yet (not comparable)

  1. (usually with negative) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.
    He has never yet been late for an appointment;   I’m not yet wise enough to answer that;   Have you finished yet?
  2. Continuously up to the current time; still.
    The workers went to the factory early and are striking yet.
    • 1730, Joseph Addison, The Evidences Of The Christian Religion
      facts they had heard while they were yet heathens
  3. At some future time; eventually.
    The riddle will be solved yet.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      He'll be hanged yet.
  4. (after certain copulative verbs, followed by an infinitive) Not as of the time referenced.
    I've yet to see him.I have not yet seen him.
    I had yet to go to a convention.I had not yet gone to a convention.
    He seemed yet to be convinced.He seemed not yet to have been convinced.
  5. In addition.
    There are two hours yet to go until our destination.
  6. (degree) Even.
    K-2 is yet higher than this.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      Men may not too rashly believe the confessions of witches, nor yet the evidence against them.
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Conjunction
  1. Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.
    I thought I knew you, yet how wrong I was.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0147 ↗:
      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.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0016 ↗:
      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 Translations
Verb

yet (yets, present participle yetting; 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.



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