- on the day preceding this day.
- a short time ago: Yesterday your money went further.
- the day preceding this day.
- time in the immediate past.
- belonging or pertaining to the day before or to a time in the immediate past: yesterday morning.
Origin of yesterday
Examples from the Web for yesterday
NEW ORLEANS — John Boehner was reelected House Speaker yesterday by his Republican colleagues despite some dissenting members.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
I spent time yesterday listening to the music you made, and looking at the art you created.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
Justice League NYC met with the state attorney general and held a press conference yesterday at City Hall.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall
December 11, 2014
Mr Anderson Wheeler travelled from Tanzania where he works as a big game hunter to give evidence yesterday.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission
December 2, 2014
I played yesterday at lunchtime,” he says, “and after work, and then again this morning, and then today at lunchtime.‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age
November 29, 2014
We met the son and the old man at one of their mines yesterday.
Fifty-two runs since yesterday at this time, and the bell still ringing.
It won't be any safer to insult me now than it was yesterday.Brave and Bold
The appearance of the country ahead is better than it looked yesterday.
After this we left them and continued on to the spring found yesterday, and camped.
- the day immediately preceding today
- (often plural) the recent past
- on or during the day before today
- in the recent past
Word Origin and History for yesterday
Old English geostran dæg, from dæg "day" (see day) + geostran "yesterday," from Proto-Germanic *gestra- (cf. Old High German gestaron, German gestern "yesterday," Old Norse gær "tomorrow, yesterday," Gothic gistradagis "tomorrow"), originally "the other day" (reckoned from "today," either backward or forward), from PIE *ghes (cf. Sanskrit hyah, Avestan zyo, Persian di, Greek khthes, Latin heri, Old Irish indhe, Welsh doe "yesterday;" Latin hesternus "of yesterday").
Idioms and Phrases with yesterday
see not born yesterday.