American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. At this time; for the present: isn't ready yet.
- adv. Up to a specified time; thus far: The end had not yet come.
- adv. At a future time; eventually: may yet change his mind.
- adv. Besides; in addition: returned for yet another helping.
- adv. Still more; even: a yet sadder tale.
- adv. Nevertheless: young yet wise.
- conj. And despite this; nevertheless: She said she would be late, yet she arrived on time.
- idiom. as yet Up to the present time; up to now.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At or in the present time or juncture; before something else; at present; now: as, shall the deed be done yet? is it time yet?
- In addition; over and above; in repetition; further; besides; still; even: used especially with comparatives.
- Still, in continuance of a former state; at this or at that time, as formerly; now or then, as at a previous period.
- At or before some future time; before all is done.
- Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; already: usually with a negative.
- Yet is often accompanied by as in this sense: as, I have not met him as yet.
- Though the case be such; at least; at any rate.
- Yet is sometimes used with adjectives or participles (with or without a hyphen) to denote continuance of the action or state, or as equivalent to still.
- Nevertheless; notwithstanding.
- To melt; found; cast, as metal.
- n. A metal pan or boiler. See yetling, 2.
- n. A West African volute of the genus Cymbium; a boat-shell. See cut under Cymbium.
- v. dialectal To melt; found; cast, as metal.
- n. dialectal A metal pan or boiler; yetling.
- adv. usually with negative Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.
- adv. Continuously up to a certain time; still.
- adv. At some future time; eventually.
- adv. In addition.
- adv. degree Even.
- conj. Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.
- adv. In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.
- adv. At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.
- adv. Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative,
not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now. See As yet, under As, conj.
- adv. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.
- adv. Even; -- used emphatically.
- conj. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
- adv. up to the present time
- adv. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
- adv. despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
- adv. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
- adv. used after a superlative
- adv. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
- From Middle English yet, yit, from Old English ġīet, gȳta, from Proto-Germanic *iúta (compare West Frisian jit, Dutch ooit ‘ever’, German jetzt ‘now’), compound of (1) *ī́ui (adv.) ‘ever’ (see English aye), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂i̯éu-, accusative of *h₂éi̯us ‘long time’ and (2) the intensifying enclitic *-ta, from Proto-Indo-European *do. More at aye and -th. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English gīet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Time enough yet, when she was only eighteen, plenty more gemmen; no hurry _yet_ for Miss Fannie.”
“To surrender was made very difficult for me by Eugene Field, who had publicly celebrated me as "the sturdy opponent of the swallow-tail suit," and yet he himself, -- though still outwardly faithful -- had been heard to say, "I may be forced to wear the damned thing _yet_.”
“She did mention Coryston, only to say with energy: "I don't want to see him yet -- not _yet_!”
“_ -- Children, on account of the as yet deficient control of the external organs of speech, especially of the tongue, can _not yet_ form some sounds, and therefore omit them.”
“Then all the foreign matter, the defilement which earth pours into them, falls to the ground, and into them the trout work up for life and health and food; and through their swift yet yielding eddies -- _moulding themselves to every accident_, _yet separate and undefiled_ -- shine up the delicate beauties of the subaqueous world, the”
“Before yet a song of joy or of mourning had gone forth from the valleys of Norway -- before yet a smoke-wreath had ascended from its huts -- before an axe had felled a tree of its woods -- before yet king Nor burst forth from Jotunhem to seek his lost sister, and passing through the land gave to it his name; nay, before _yet_ there was a Norwegian, stood the high”
“You are right, you are right, but her heart don't bleed yet -- _not yet_.”
“V. i.52 (246,8) A poor Aegyptian yet; the queen my mistress] If this punctuation be right, the man means to say, that he is _yet an”
“III. ii.24 (321,5) yet had he mistook him, and sent him to me] [W: mislook'd] I rather read, _yet had he_ not _mistook him, and sent to me_.”
“He hasn't reached the half-way point of his term yet, but Christie had already earned a reputation nationally as a brash fiscal conservative who had taken on state employee and teachers unions.”
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