from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The year before the present year.
  • n. Time past; yore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Last year.
  • n. Past years; time gone by; yore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The year last past; last year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Last year.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time that has elapsed


Compound of yester- +‎ year. Coined by Rossetti, to translate Middle French antan ("last year") (in Villon's Testament), from Vulgar Latin *anteannum (“the year before”). (Wiktionary)



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  • Yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday (Stevie Wonder)
    où sont les neiges d'antan?

    December 18, 2007