1. up to the present time;
- Example: "I have yet to see the results"
- Example: "details are yet to be worked out"
2. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time;
- Example: "So far he hasn't called"
- Example: "the sun isn't up yet"
[syn: so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now]
3. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;
- Example: "looked sick and felt even worse"
- Example: "an even (or still) more interesting problem"
- Example: "still another problem must be solved"
- Example: "a yet sadder tale"
[syn: even, yet, still]
4. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time;
- Example: "he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"
- Example: "sooner or later you will have to face the facts"
- Example: "in time they came to accept the harsh reality"
[syn: yet, in time]
5. used after a superlative;
- Example: "this is the best so far"
- Example: "the largest drug bust yet"
[syn: so far, yet]
6. despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession);
- Example: "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"
- Example: "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"
- Example: "he was a stern yet fair master"
- Example: "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
[syn: however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Yet \Yet\, n. (Zool.) Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Yet \Yet\, adv. [OE. yet, [yogh]et, [yogh]it, AS. git, gyt, giet, gieta; akin to OFries. ieta, eta, ita, MHG. iezuo, ieze, now, G. jetzo, jetzt.] [1913 Webster] 1. In addition; further; besides; over and above; still. "A little longer; yet a little longer." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] This furnishes us with yet one more reason why our savior, lays such a particular stress acts of mercy. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] The rapine is made yet blacker by the pretense of piety and justice. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still. [1913 Webster] Facts they had heard while they were yet heathens. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj. [1913 Webster] Ne never yet no villainy ne said. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 4. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time. "He 'll be hanged yet." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Even; -- used emphatically. [1913 Webster] Men may not too rashly believe the confessions of witches, nor yet the evidence against them. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Yet \Yet\, conj. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however. [1913 Webster] Yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. --Matt. vi. 29. [1913 Webster] Syn: See However. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
99 Moby Thesaurus words for "yet": above, additionally, after a while, after all, again, albeit, all included, all the same, along, already, also, although, altogether, among other things, and all, and also, and so, as well, as yet, at all events, at any rate, au reste, before, before all, beside, besides, beyond, but, by this time, earlier, early, else, en plus, ere, ere then, erenow, even, even so, eventually, except, extra, farther, finally, for all that, for lagniappe, formerly, further, furthermore, heretofore, hereunto, hitherto, howbeit, however, in addition, in any case, in any event, in due course, inter alia, into the bargain, item, just the same, likewise, more, moreover, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on the side, on top of, or ever, over, plus, previously, priorly, rather, save, similarly, so far, someday, sometime, somewhen, sooner or later, still, then, then as previously, theretofore, therewith, though, thus far, till now, to boot, to date, to this day, too, ultimately, until now, until this time, up to now, when