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
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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.

pronoun

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

Phrases

hither and yon

another term for hither and thither.

Origin

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

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