Yet meaning

yĕt
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.

conjunction
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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."

adverb
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At this time; for the present.

Isn't ready yet.

adverb
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At some future time; sooner or later.

She will thank you yet.

adverb
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Nevertheless.

Young yet wise.

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(after certain copulative verbs, followed by an infinitive) Not as of the time referenced.

I've yet to see him. "” I have not yet seen him.

I had yet to go to a convention. "” I had not yet gone to a convention.

He seemed yet to be convinced. "” He seemed not yet to have been convinced.

adverb
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Besides; in addition.

Returned for yet another helping.

adverb
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(degree) Even.

K-2 is yet higher than this.

adverb
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At a future time; eventually.

May yet change his mind.

adverb
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Still more; even.

A yet sadder tale.

adverb
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Up to now or the time specified; thus far.

He hasn't gone yet.

adverb
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At the present time; now.

We can't leave just yet.

adverb
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There are two hours yet to go until our destination.

adverb
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And despite this; nevertheless.

She said she would be late, yet she arrived on time.

conjunction
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Still; even now; in the time still remaining.

There is yet a chance for peace.

adverb
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Now or at a particular time, implying continuance from a preceding time.

We could hear him yet.

adverb
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In addition; further; still; even.

He was yet more kind; taxes were raised yet again.

adverb
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As much as; even.

He did not come, nor yet write.

adverb
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Now, after all the time has elapsed.

Hasn't he finished yet?

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Nevertheless.

She is comfortable, yet lonely.

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But; regardless of this.

She seems happy, yet she is troubled.

conjunction
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(dialectal) To melt; found; cast, as metal.
verb
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(dialectal) A metal pan or boiler; yetling.
noun
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I thought I knew you, yet how wrong I was.

conjunction
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Up to a specified time; thus far.

The end had not yet come.

adverb
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(usually with negative) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.

He has never yet been late for an appointment; I'm not yet wise enough to answer that; Have you finished yet?

adverb
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Continuously up to the current time; still.

The workers went to the factory early and are striking yet.

adverb
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At some future time; eventually.

The riddle will be solved yet.

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as yet
  • Up to the present time; up to now.
idiom
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as yet
  • Up to now.
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have yet to (do something)
  • To have not yet (done something).
    We have yet to win.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

have yet to (do something)

Origin of yet

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

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

  • 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