American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The day before the present day.
- n. Time in the past, especially the recent past.
- adv. On the day before the present day.
- adv. A short while ago.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the day preceding this day; on the day last past.
- n. The day last past; the day next before the present: often used figuratively for time not long gone by; time in the immediate past.
- n. The day before today. 'Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow'. It can also understand as a day ago.
- n. The (recent) past, often disparaging.
- adv. On the day before today
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The day last past; the day next before the present.
- n. Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
- adv. On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day.
- adv. on the day preceding today
- n. the day immediately before today
- n. the recent past
- adv. in the recent past; only a short time ago
- From Middle English, from Old English geostran dæg, equivalent to yester- + day; compounded from (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English geostran dæg : geostran, yesterday; see yester- + dæg, day; see day. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Hillary's win yesterday is important because no one knows how many superdelegates are going to back her but the Puerto Rico win certainly won't * decrease* that number.”
“We were extracted by snow cat half way through a winter survival skills course with the Canadian military following the word yesterday morning about Columbia.”
“I heard him say your name yesterday while I was giving him a wash.”
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“I used the term yesterday, by shifting political winds.”
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