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yesterday

[yes-ter-dey, -dee] /ˈyɛs tərˌdeɪ, -di/
adverb
1.
on the day preceding this day.
2.
a short time ago:
Yesterday your money went further.
noun
3.
the day preceding this day.
4.
time in the immediate past.
adjective
5.
belonging or pertaining to the day before or to a time in the immediate past:
yesterday morning.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English geostran dæg. See yester-, day
Related forms
yesterdayness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yester day

yesterday

/ˈjɛstədɪ; -ˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
the day immediately preceding today
2.
(often pl) the recent past
adverb
3.
on or during the day before today
4.
in the recent past
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Word Origin and History for yester day

yesterday

n.

Old English geostran dæg, from dæg "day" (see day) + geostran "yesterday," from Proto-Germanic *gestra- (cf. Old High German gestaron, German gestern "yesterday," Old Norse gær "tomorrow, yesterday," Gothic gistradagis "tomorrow"), originally "the other day" (reckoned from "today," either backward or forward), from PIE *ghes (cf. Sanskrit hyah, Avestan zyo, Persian di, Greek khthes, Latin heri, Old Irish indhe, Welsh doe "yesterday;" Latin hesternus "of yesterday").

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