Definition of yon in English:


Syllabification: yon
Pronunciation: /yän

determiner & adverb

literary or • dialect
  • Yonder; that: [as adjective]: you’ll find some big ranches yon side of the Sierra
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    • Maybe he'll write a sequel to yon film.
    • It's with optimistic bravado that I approach yon quivering mountain.
    • Give us a lick of yon jam.


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  • Yonder person or thing: what do you make of yon?


hither and yon

another term for hither and thither.


Old English geon, of Germanic origin; related to German jener 'that one'.

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