Yesterday Definition

yĕstər-dā, -dē
yesterdays
noun
The day before today; day just past.
Webster's New World
A recent day or time.
Webster's New World
Time gone by.
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tomorrow
adverb
On or during the day before today.
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A short while ago.
American Heritage
Recently.
Webster's New World

As soon as possible.

I want this done yesterday!
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adjective
Of yesterday.
Yesterday morning.
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Other Word Forms of Yesterday

Noun

Singular:
yesterday
Plural:
yesterdays

Origin of Yesterday

  • Middle English from Old English geostran dæg geostran yesterday yester– dæg day day

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English geostran (“yesterday"), from Proto-Germanic *gestra-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰyes-;

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English dæg, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°egÊ°- (“to burn")

    From Wiktionary

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