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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be/have yet to come (=used when something has not happened yet but will happen)
▪ The most exciting part is yet to come.
once again/yet again (=used to emphasize that something has happened several or many times before)
yet another (=there have already been several)
▪ This misunderstanding is yet another example of bad communication .
▪ Environmental Health Officers say they don't yet know whether cavers are in danger.
▪ The buds do not develop in greenhouse conditions; nutlets in this species are not yet known.
▪ It is not yet known what commitment Darlington Health Authority will make to day to day staffing and running costs.
▪ For one thing, despite forty years of searching, nobody yet knows why those mice discovered in the l950s like alcohol.
▪ The precise role of these proteins is not yet known, but is the subject of intensive investigation.
▪ In addition, researchers could discover vectors for diseases not yet known to be vector-borne.
▪ Things we all do yet know we shouldn't.
▪ The motives of the bomber in the San Diego is not yet known.
as yet
▪ None of them had as yet discovered a deep, rewarding love.
▪ Problems of language and skills will place them at a disadvantage.There was, however, no evidence of worry as yet.
▪ The as yet unnamed car will have a four litre V10 engine and will cost £95,000.
▪ The revelations will deeply embarrass the security services and lead to further accusations of incompetence as yet another operative tells his story.
▪ There was no idea as yet of the radiant gods of Olympus who would have loathed the hateful sacrifice.
▪ They had a fair daughter as yet unmarried.
▪ They had been married four years and were as yet childless.
▪ Why is it that we have, as yet, achieved so little?
not be out of the wood(s) yet
not just yet
▪ I can't leave just yet. I've still got a couple of e-mails to send.
▪ He told me he was just visiting to let me know he would come for me soon, but not just yet.
▪ In due course she would dispose of it, but not just yet.
▪ No problem, she was told, you can have it - but not just yet.
▪ Tom Tavey was nice, but no, not just yet.
so near and yet so far
there's life in the old dog yet
▪ "Have you finished your homework?" "Not yet."
▪ Did Steve call you yet?
▪ Has the new washing machine arrived yet?
▪ Have they said anything about the money yet?
▪ I haven't been to the new exhibit yet, but I hope to this weekend.
▪ The potatoes aren't quite ready yet.
▪ Denvir said neither the defense team nor the defense strategy had not yet been determined.
▪ In this case, it was of yet more actors.
▪ Out into the sun yet again, into the noise, the crowd.
▪ Last summer there was a drought, yet some people were still watering their lawns every day.
▪ Some battered women live in fear of their husbands, and yet are terrified to leave.
▪ The sun was shining, yet it was quite cold.
▪ They charge incredibly high prices, yet customers keep coming back for more.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Yet \Yet\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.


Yet \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. 29.

Syn: See However.


Yet \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.''

    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.

  2. At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.

    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.

  4. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time. ``He 'll be hanged yet.''

  5. Even; -- used emphatically.

    Men may not too rashly believe the confessions of witches, nor yet the evidence against them.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English get, gieta "till now, thus far, earlier, at last, also," an Anglo-Frisian word (cognates: Old Frisian ieta, Middle High German ieuzo), of unknown origin; perhaps connected to PIE pronomial stem *i- (see yon). The meaning in other Germanic languages is expressed by descendants of Proto-Germanic *noh- (source of German noch), from PIE *nu-qe- "and now." As a conjunction from c.1200.


Etymology 1 alt. (context dialectal English) To melt; found; cast, as metal. n. (context dialectal English) A metal pan or boiler; yetling. vb. (context dialectal English) To melt; found; cast, as metal. Etymology 2

adv. 1 (context usually with negative English) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time. 2 Continuously up to the current time; still. 3 At some future time; eventually. 4 (context after certain copulative verbs followed by an infinitive English) not as of the time referenced. 5 In addition. conj. nevertheless; however; but; despite that.

  1. adv. up to the present time; "I have yet to see the results"; "details are yet to be worked out"

  2. 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" [syn: so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, til now, until now]

  3. 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" [syn: even, still]

  4. 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" [syn: eventually, sooner or later, in time, one of these days]

  5. used after a superlative; "this is the best so far"; "the largest drug bust yet" [syn: so far]

  6. 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" [syn: however, nevertheless, withal, still, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding]

Yet (song)

"Yet" is a song written by Sonny LeMaire and Randy Sharp, and recorded by American country music group Exile. It was released in August 1990 as the third single from their album Still Standing. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in November 1990.


Yet is a common English word that when used as a conjunction, is equivalent to "but" or "nevertheless".

However, used as an adverb, yet defines an action's persistence in time. The word can define an action in the past, present or future:

  • I have never yet been late.
  • ''I yet stand.
  • I will yet arrive.
  • How many powerplay goals do you have yet?

Also, yet is a local dialect term in lowland Scotland and Cumbria for a gate.

Yet may also refer to:

  • YET, the IATA airport code for Edson Airport, Alberta, Canada
  • YET, Youth, Europe and Theatre project
  • "Yet" (song) by the American band Exile

Usage examples of "yet".

Yet I know that thou wilt abide here till some one else come, whether that be early or late.

I will not wear thy soul with words about my grief and sorrow: but it is to be told that I sat now in a perilous place, and yet I might not step down from it and abide in that land, for then it was a sure thing, that some of my foes would have laid hand on me and brought me to judgment for being but myself, and I should have ended miserably.

But now hold up thine heart, and keep close for these two days that we shall yet abide in Tower Dale: and trust me this very evening I shall begin to set tidings going that shall work and grow, and shall one day rejoice thine heart.

Either come down to us into the meadow yonder, that we may slay you with less labour, or else, which will be the better for you, give up to us the Upmeads thralls who be with you, and then turn your faces and go back to your houses, and abide there till we come and pull you out of them, which may be some while yet.

With the exception of Harry Keeler, who posed a direct threat to the Abiders, he had yet to see or hear of an Interloper killing a human being.

Yet how should he not go to Utterbol with the Damsel abiding deliverance of him there: and Yet again, if they met there and were espied on, would not that ruin everything for her as well as for him?

God, who, abidingly what He is, yet creates that multitude, all dependent on Him, existing by Him and from Him.

And although, as has been said, a person who is found to be suspected in this way is not to be branded as a heretic, yet he must undergo a canonical purgation, or he must be caused to pronounce a solemn abjuration as in the case of one convicted of a slight heresy.

The second is when he has abjured al heresy in general, and yet lapses into another heresy, even if he has never before been suspected or accused of that heresy.

Church of England or of Rome as the medium of those superior ablutions described above, only that I think the Unitarian Church, like the Lyceum, as yet an open and uncommitted organ, free to admit the ministrations of any inspired man that shall pass by: whilst the other churches are committed and will exclude him.

On the dressing table, ably guarded by a dark Regency armchair cushioned in yet another floral, sat an assemblage of antique silver-hair accessories and crystal perfume flacons, the grouping flanked by two small lamps, everything centered around a gold Empire vanity mirror.

Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.

Yet he abode with them long, and ate and drank amidst the hay with them till the moon shone brightly.

Now this cheaping irked Ralph sorely, as was like to be, whereas, as hath been told, he came from a land where were no thralls, none but vavassors and good yeomen: yet he abode till all was done, hansel paid, and the thralls led off by their new masters.

Yet during abreaction at one point she was acting out holding the knife and doing the slashing.