yet

[ yet ]
/ yɛt /

adverb

conjunction

though; still; nevertheless: It is good, yet it could be improved.

Idioms

    as yet. as1(def 31).

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

Synonym study

9. See but1.
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British Dictionary definitions for yet

yet

/ (jɛt) /

sentence connector

nevertheless; still; in spite of thatI want to and yet I haven't the courage; she is strange yet kind

adverb

(usually used with a negative or interrogative) so far; up until then or nowthey're not home yet; is it teatime yet?
(often preceded by just; usually used with a negative) now (as contrasted with later)we can't stop yet
(often used with a comparative) even; stillyet more potatoes for sale; yet another problem family
eventually, in spite of everythingwe'll convince him yet
as yet so far; up until then or now

Word Origin for yet

Old English gēta; related to Old Frisian jēta
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Idioms and Phrases with yet

yet


see as yet.

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