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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the day immediately before today;
- Example: "it was in yesterday's newspapers"

2. the recent past;
- Example: "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"
- Example: "we shared many yesterdays"


1. on the day preceding today;
- Example: "yesterday the weather was beautiful"

2. in the recent past; only a short time ago;
- Example: "I was not born yesterday!"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yesterday \Yes"ter*day\, n. [OE. [yogh]isterdai, AS. geostran d[ae]g, from geostran, geostra, giestran, gistran, gystran, yesterday (akin to D. gisteren, G. gestern, OHG. gestaron, Icel. g[ae]r yesterday, to-morrow, Goth. gistradagis to-morrow, L. heri yesterday, Gr. ?, Skr. hyas) + d[ae]g day. Cf. Hestern. ????.] [1913 Webster] 1. The day last past; the day next before the present. [1913 Webster] All our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. --Shak. [1913 Webster] We are but of yesterday, and know nothing. --Job viii. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A recent time; time not long past. [1913 Webster] The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of supreme pontiffs. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yesterday \Yes"ter*day\, adv. On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday. [1913 Webster] Yestereve
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

yesterday adv 1: on the day preceding today; "yesterday the weather was beautiful" 2: in the recent past; only a short time ago; "I was not born yesterday!" n 1: the day immediately before today; "it was in yesterday's newspapers" 2: the recent past; "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"; "we shared many yesterdays"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "yesterday": aforetime, before, before now, beforetime, bygone days, bygone times, days gone by, dead past, earlier, erenow, erewhile, erst, foretime, former times, formerly, heretofore, historically, history, hitherto, in the past, in times past, lang syne, only yesterday, past, past history, past times, prehistorically, previously, priorly, recent past, recently, the irrevocable Past, the past, then, thou unrelenting past, times past, whilom, yesteryear, yore
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

YESTERDAY, n. The infancy of youth, the youth of manhood, the entire past of age. But yesterday I should have thought me blest To stand high-pinnacled upon the peak Of middle life and look adown the bleak And unfamiliar foreslope to the West, Where solemn shadows all the land invest And stilly voices, half-remembered, speak Unfinished prophecy, and witch-fires freak The haunted twilight of the Dark of Rest. Yea, yesterday my soul was all aflame To stay the shadow on the dial's face At manhood's noonmark! Now, in God His name I chide aloud the little interspace Disparting me from Certitude, and fain Would know the dream and vision ne'er again. Baruch Arnegriff It is said that in his last illness the poet Arnegriff was attended at different times by seven doctors.