Definition of yet in English:

yet

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Pronunciation: /jɛt
 
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adverb

1Up until the present or a specified or implied time; by now or then: I haven’t told anyone else yet aren’t you ready to go yet? I have yet to be convinced [with superlative]: the congress was widely acclaimed as the best yet
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  • We would appreciate if those who have not paid their contribution yet would do so as soon as possible.
  • You know, I didn't get a chance to eat yet.
  • I wrote that chapter with that intention, but no one has mentioned it as of yet.
Synonyms
so far, thus far, as yet, still, even now, up till now, up to now, until now, up to the present time
1.1 [with negative] As soon as the present or a specified or implied time: wait, don’t go yet
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  • I continued to argue with my mother to try and persuade her that it is too soon and that I didn't want to leave just yet but it was no use.
  • There was no sign of her father, so I decided not to mention the burglary yet.
  • ‘Oh wait, we can't go yet, Gabe hasn't even seen what Geoff gave me!’ Alex said.
Synonyms
now, right now, at this time, at this moment in time; already, so soon
1.2From now into the future for a specified length of time: I hope to continue for some time yet
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  • The old man doesn't arrive for weeks yet; there is still plenty of time.
  • My flight doesn't leave for a few hours yet.
  • Because I got an early start, I plan to be around a long time yet.
1.3Referring to something that will or may happen in the future: further research may yet explain the enigma I know she’s alive and I’ll find her yet
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  • The affection felt for Skipton Hospital may yet prevent its closure, but its future remains far from certain.
  • Voter registration among union members is up 23 percent so far this year, and could yet see a 30 percent increase.
  • Deep divisions are already there that may yet hinder the effectiveness of the Nice Treaty.
2Still; even (used to emphasize increase or repetition): snow, snow, and yet more snow yet another diet book the rations were reduced yet again
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  • I think we are going to have yet another one very soon, which might not be the last one.
  • Playing for England provided yet bigger highs and lows.
  • Worse yet, concert goers with floor tickets had to remain outside in front of Gate 2.
Synonyms
3In spite of that; nevertheless: every week she gets worse, and yet it could go on for years
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  • The idea is that clubs can do whatever they want and yet fans will still turn out to watch their team play.
  • One of the greatest figures in English Literature and yet not a mention, in her epitaph, of her achievements.
  • And yet Brazil, though top of the world rankings, are not the top team in South America right now.
Synonyms

conjunction

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But at the same time; but nevertheless: the path was dark, yet I slowly found my way
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  • None of this is mentioned by Phillips, yet it is a scandal of massive proportions.
  • He walked into the team of that tournament, yet is never even mentioned as a potential Footballer of the Year.
  • Their home soon became an elegant yet hospitable oasis at the core of the Bair ranch.

Origin

Old English gīet(a), of unknown origin.

Phrases

as yet

see as1.

nor yet

And also not.
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  • But the ‘Devil’ revealed here is not the cloven-footed demon of medieval folklore, nor yet his murderous human servants.
  • He slipped quietly and unobtrusively through school, not a scholar, nor yet a dunce, quite good at sports and swimming, quiet and friendly with all, but with no close friends.
  • We don't know how long it will take, nor yet if we'll succeed.

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