Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of YET

Pronunciation:  yet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
  2. [adv]  despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
  3. [adv]  up to the present time; "I have yet to see the results"; "details are yet to be worked out"
  4. [adv]  used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"
  5. [adv]  used after a superlative; "this is the best so far"; "the largest drug bust yet"
  6. [adv]  within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time; "he will understand eventually"; "he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"; "sooner or later you will have to face the facts"; "in time they came to accept the harsh reality"

YET is a 3 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: all the same, as yet, even, even so, eventually, heretofore, hitherto, however, in time, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, one of these days, so far, sooner or later, still, thus far, til now, until now, up to now, withal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yet\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of several species of large marine gastropods
    belonging to the genus {Yetus}, or {Cymba}; a boat shell.
  2. \Yet\, adv. [OE. yet, [yogh]et, [yogh]it, AS. git, gyt,
    giet, gieta; akin to OFries. ieta, eta, ita, MHG. iezuo,
    ieze, now, G. jetzo, jetzt.]
    1. In addition; further; besides; over and above; still. ``A
       little longer; yet a little longer.'' --Dryden.
             This furnishes us with yet one more reason why our
             savior, lays such a particular stress acts of mercy.
             The rapine is made yet blacker by the pretense of
             piety and justice.                    --L'Estrange.
    2. At the same time; by continuance from a former state;
             Facts they had heard while they were yet heathens.
    3. Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; --
       and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present
       time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet.
       See {As yet}, under {As}, conj.
             Ne never yet no villainy ne said.     --Chaucer.
    4. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in
       time. ``He 'll be hanged yet.'' --Shak.
    5. Even; -- used emphatically.
             Men may not too rashly believe the confessions of
             witches, nor yet the evidence against them. --Bacon.
  3. \Yet\, conj.
    Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
          Yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
          was not arrayed like one of these.       --Matt. vi.
    Syn: See {However}.