Definition of yon in English:

yon

Syllabification: yon
Pronunciation: /yän
 
/

determiner & adverb

literary or dialect
Yonder; that: [as adjective]: you’ll find some big ranches yon side of the Sierra
More example sentences
  • 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.

pronoun

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

Origin

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

Phrases

hither and yon

another term for hither and thither.

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