[ yet ]
/ yɛt /
at the present time; now: Don't go yet. Are they here yet?
up to a particular time; thus far: They had not yet come.
in the time still remaining; before all is done: There is yet time.
from the preceding time; as previously; still: He came here on a vacation 20 years ago, and he is here yet.
in addition; again: The mail brought yet another reply.
moreover: I've never read it nor yet intend to.
even; still (used to emphasize a comparative): a yet milder tone; yet greater power.
though the case be such; nevertheless: strange and yet very true.
though; still; nevertheless: It is good, yet it could be improved.
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
9. See but1.
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British Dictionary definitions for yet
/ (jɛt) /
nevertheless; still; in spite of thatI want to and yet I haven't the courage; she is strange yet kind
(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
see as yet.
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