Yet Definition

yĕt
adverb
At the present time; now.
We can't leave just yet.
Webster's New World
Up to now or the time specified; thus far.
He hasn't gone yet.
Webster's New World
Still; even now; in the time still remaining.
There is yet a chance for peace.
Webster's New World
At some future time; sooner or later.
She will thank you yet.
Webster's New World
Besides; in addition.
Returned for yet another helping.
American Heritage
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conjuntion
And despite this; nevertheless.
She said she would be late, yet she arrived on time.
American Heritage
But; regardless of this.
She seems happy, yet she is troubled.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
verb

(dialectal) To melt; found; cast, as metal.

Wiktionary
noun

(dialectal) A metal pan or boiler; yetling.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Yet

Noun

Singular:
yet
Plural:
yets

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Origin of Yet

  • From Middle English yeten, from Old English Ä¡Ä“otan (“to flow, pour"), from Proto-Germanic *geutanÄ… (“to flow, pour"), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew-, *ǵʰōw- (“to pour"). Cognate with Scots yat (“to yet"), West Frisian jitte (“to scatter, shed, pour"), Dutch gieten (“to pour, cast, mould"), German gießen (“to pour, cast, mould"), Swedish gjuta (“to pour, cast"). More at yote.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English yet, yit, from Old English Ä¡Ä«et, gȳta, from Proto-Germanic *iúta (compare West Frisian jit, Dutch ooit "˜ever', German jetzt "˜now'), compound of (1) *ī́ui (adv.) "˜ever' (see English aye), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚i̯éu-, accusative of *h₂éi̯us "˜long time' and (2) the intensifying enclitic *-ta, from Proto-Indo-European *do. More at aye and -th.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English gīet i- in Indo-European roots

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

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