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yesterday

[ yes-ter-dey, -dee ]
/ ˈyɛs tərˌdeɪ, -di /
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adverb
on the day preceding this day.
a short time ago: Yesterday your money went further.
noun
the day preceding this day.
time in the immediate past.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the day before or to a time in the immediate past: yesterday morning.
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Origin of yesterday

before 950; Middle English; Old English geostran dæg.See yester-, day

OTHER WORDS FROM yesterday

yes·ter·day·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yesterday

yesterday
/ (ˈjɛstədɪ, -ˌdeɪ) /

noun
the day immediately preceding today
(often plural) the recent past
adverb
on or during the day before today
in the recent past
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with yesterday

yesterday

see not born yesterday.

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