Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as yestereven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The evening of yesterday; the evening last past.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic yesterday evening
  • adverb yesterday evening

Etymologies

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From Middle English, alteration of yestereven ("last night, yesterday evening"), from Old English ġiestranǣfen ("yesterday evening"), equivalent to yester- +‎ even (“evening”).

Examples

  • We parted company with them at their destination yestereve to continue on our way in a quest for our king.

    Healing the Highlander

  • We parted company with them at their destination yestereve to continue on our way in a quest for our king.

    Healing the Highlander

  • The bridegroom to whom they displayed me yestereve lay with me all night, and took my virginity and I am with child by him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • My wonderful friend, Stacey, invited 4 of her girlfriends over for a delicious dinner yestereve.

    General Friday update

  • My wonderful friend, Stacey, invited 4 of her girlfriends over for a delicious dinner yestereve.

    General Friday update

  • And yestereve, in a pleasant dream, I saw the old country.

    Scarborough Settler's Lament

  • It began yestereve, and all Ithilien was under shadow last night.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Now, when Amleth's companions asked him why he had refrained from the feast of yestereve, as if it were poison, he answered that the bread was flecked with blood and tainted; that there was a tang of iron in the liquor; while the meats of the feast reeked of the stench of a human carcase, and were infected by a kind of smack of the odour of the charnel.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • It was as though she sensed something sinister that lay in wait for her round the next corner, and all her efforts to recapture the radiant exultation of her mood of yestereve, to shake off the nervous dread that had laid hold of her, failed miserably.

    The Splendid Folly

  • But the great wind of yestereve that had ended the spring and brought in the summer had dragged it from its place and flung it, a jumble of emerald leaves and sweet clusters of creamy blossoms, across the path and the steps of the porch.

    Sisters

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