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yet

[yet] /yɛt/
adverb
1.
at the present time; now:
Don't go yet. Are they here yet?
2.
up to a particular time; thus far:
They had not yet come.
3.
in the time still remaining; before all is done:
There is yet time.
4.
from the preceding time; as previously; still:
He came here on a vacation 20 years ago, and he is here yet.
5.
in addition; again:
The mail brought yet another reply.
6.
moreover:
I've never read it nor yet intend to.
7.
even; still (used to emphasize a comparative):
a yet milder tone; yet greater power.
8.
though the case be such; nevertheless:
strange and yet very true.
conjunction
9.
though; still; nevertheless:
It is good, yet it could be improved.
Idioms
10.
as yet. as1 (def 31).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English yet(e) (adv. and conjunction), Old English gīet(a) (adv.); cognate with Middle High German ieze yet, now > German jetzt now
Synonyms
9. See but1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for yet

yet

/jɛt/
sentence connector
1.
nevertheless; still; in spite of that: I want to and yet I haven't the courage, she is strange yet kind
adverb
2.
(usually used with a negative or interrogative) so far; up until then or now: they're not home yet, is it teatime yet?
3.
(often preceded by just; usually used with a negative) now (as contrasted with later): we can't stop yet
4.
(often used with a comparative) even; still: yet more potatoes for sale, yet another problem family
5.
eventually, in spite of everything: we'll convince him yet
6.
as yet, so far; up until then or now
Word Origin
Old English gēta; related to Old Frisian jēta
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Word Origin and History for yet
adv.

Old English get, gieta "till now, thus far, earlier, at last, also," an Anglo-Frisian word (cf. Old Frisian ieta, Middle High German ieuzo), of unknown origin; perhaps connected to PIE pronomial stem *i- (see yon). The meaning in other Germanic languages is expressed by descendants of Proto-Germanic *noh- (cf. German noch), from PIE *nu-qe- "and now."

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Idioms and Phrases with yet

yet

see: as yet
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