Definition of


  1. (adv, all) to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    an even (or still) more interesting problem
    still another problem must be solved
    a yet sadder tale
  2. (adv, all) despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    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
  3. (adv, all) up to the present time
    details are yet to be worked out
  4. (adv, all) used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    the sun isn't up yet
  5. (adv, all) used after a superlative
    the largest drug bust yet
  6. (adv, all) within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
    sooner or later you will have to face the facts
    in time they came to accept the harsh reality

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Yet

  1. O.E. get, gieta "till now, thus far, earlier, at last, also," an Anglo-Frisian word (cf. O.Fris. ieta, M.H.G. ieuzo), of unknown origin. The meaning in other Gmc. languages is expressed by descendants of P.Gmc. *noh- (cf. Ger. noch), from PIE *nu-qe- "and now." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Yet

yautia, yeddo, yedo, yeti, yid, yodh, youth

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