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adverb
  1. at the present time; now: Don't go yet. Are they here yet?
  2. up to a particular time; thus far: They had not yet come.
  3. in the time still remaining; before all is done: There is yet time.
  4. from the preceding time; as previously; still: He came here on a vacation 20 years ago, and he is here yet.
  5. in addition; again: The mail brought yet another reply.
  6. moreover: I've never read it nor yet intend to.
  7. even; still (used to emphasize a comparative): a yet milder tone; yet greater power.
  8. though the case be such; nevertheless: strange and yet very true.
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conjunction
  1. though; still; nevertheless: It is good, yet it could be improved.
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Idioms
  1. as yet. as1(def 31).
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Origin of yet

before 900; Middle English yet(e) (adv. and conjunction), Old English gīet(a) (adv.); cognate with Middle High German ieze yet, now > German jetzt now

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9. See but1.
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British Dictionary definitions for yet

yet

sentence connector
  1. nevertheless; still; in spite of thatI want to and yet I haven't the courage; she is strange yet kind
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adverb
  1. (usually used with a negative or interrogative) so far; up until then or nowthey're not home yet; is it teatime yet?
  2. (often preceded by just; usually used with a negative) now (as contrasted with later)we can't stop yet
  3. (often used with a comparative) even; stillyet more potatoes for sale; yet another problem family
  4. eventually, in spite of everythingwe'll convince him yet
  5. as yet so far; up until then or now
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Word Origin

Old English gēta; related to Old Frisian jēta
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Word Origin and History for yet

adv.

Old English get, gieta "till now, thus far, earlier, at last, also," an Anglo-Frisian word (cf. Old Frisian ieta, Middle High German ieuzo), of unknown origin; perhaps connected to PIE pronomial stem *i- (see yon). The meaning in other Germanic languages is expressed by descendants of Proto-Germanic *noh- (cf. German noch), from PIE *nu-qe- "and now."

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Idioms and Phrases with yet

yet

see as yet.

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