- Yet means at this time, up to now or at a future time.
- An example of yet is someone not getting to take a walk before dark, such as "It is dark but he has not taken his walk yet."
- An example of yet is someone possibly getting to take a walk after dark, such as "He might yet get to take his walk after dark."
- Yet is defined as nevertheless or but.
An example of yet is although a hiker has back pain they continue their hike up Mount Everest.
- up to now or the time specified; thus far: he hasn't gone yet
- at the present time; now: we can't leave just yet
- still; even now; in the time still remaining: there is yet a chance for peace
- at some future time; sooner or later: she will thank you yet
- now or at a particular time, implying continuance from a preceding time: we could hear him yet
- in addition; further; still; even: usually with a comparative: he was yet more kind
- as much as; even: he did not come, nor yet write
- now, after all the time has elapsed: hasn't he finished yet?
- nevertheless: she is comfortable, yet lonely
Origin of yetMiddle English yit ; from Old English giet, gieta, akin to Old Frisian ieta
have yet to (do something)
- At this time; for the present: isn't ready yet.
- Up to a specified time; thus far: The end had not yet come.
- At a future time; eventually: may yet change his mind.
- Besides; in addition: returned for yet another helping.
- Still more; even: a yet sadder tale.
- Nevertheless: young yet wise.
Origin of yetMiddle English, from Old English gīet; see i- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present yets, present participle yetting, simple past and past participle yetted)
From Middle English yeten, from Old English Ä¡Ä“otan (â€œto flow, pourâ€), from Proto-Germanic *geutanÄ… (â€œto flow, pourâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *ÇµÊ°ew-, *ÇµÊ°Åw- (â€œto pourâ€). Cognate with Scots yat (â€œto yetâ€), West Frisian jitte (â€œto scatter, shed, pourâ€), Dutch gieten (â€œto pour, cast, mouldâ€), German gieÃŸen (â€œto pour, cast, mouldâ€), Swedish gjuta (â€œto pour, castâ€). More at yote.
- (usually with negative) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.
- He has never yet been late for an appointment; Iâ€™m not yet wise enough to answer that; Have you finished yet?
- Continuously up to the current time; still.
- The workers went to the factory early and are striking yet.
- At some future time; eventually.
- The riddle will be solved yet.
- (after certain copulative verbs, followed by an infinitive) Not as of the time referenced.
- I've yet to see him. â€” I have not yet seen him.
- I had yet to go to a convention. â€” I had not yet gone to a convention.
- He seemed yet to be convinced. â€” He seemed not yet to have been convinced.
- In addition.
- There are two hours yet to go until our destination.
- (degree) Even.
- K-2 is yet higher than this.
From Middle English yet, yit, from Old English Ä¡Ä«et, gÈ³ta, from Proto-Germanic *iÃºta (compare West Frisian jit, Dutch ooit â€˜everâ€™, German jetzt â€˜nowâ€™), compound of (1) *Ä«Ìui (adv.) â€˜everâ€™ (see English aye), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚iÌ¯Ã©u-, accusative of *hâ‚‚Ã©iÌ¯us â€˜long timeâ€™ and (2) the intensifying enclitic *-ta, from Proto-Indo-European *do. More at aye and -th.