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Meaning & Definition of Yet in English

English

Yet

/jɛt/

adverb

1. Up to the present time

  • "I have yet to see the results"
  • "Details are yet to be worked out"
    synonym:
  • yet

2. Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

  • "So far he hasn't called"
  • "The sun isn't up yet"
    synonym:
  • 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
  • "Looked sick and felt even worse"
  • "An even (or still) more interesting problem"
  • "Still another problem must be solved"
  • "A yet sadder tale"
    synonym:
  • even
  • ,
  • yet
  • ,
  • still

4. Within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time

  • "He longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"
  • "Sooner or later you will have to face the facts"
  • "In time they came to accept the harsh reality"
    synonym:
  • yet
  • ,
  • in time

5. Used after a superlative

  • "This is the best so far"
  • "The largest drug bust yet"
    synonym:
  • so far
  • ,
  • yet

6. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

  • "Although i'm a little afraid, however i'd like to try it"
  • "While we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"
  • "He was a stern yet fair master"
  • "Granted that it is dangerous, all the same i still want to go"
    synonym:
  • however
  • ,
  • nevertheless
  • ,
  • withal
  • ,
  • still
  • ,
  • yet
  • ,
  • all the same
  • ,
  • even so
  • ,
  • nonetheless
  • ,
  • notwithstanding

Examples of using

I can't believe nobody has put this song up yet on all of YouTube.
I haven't decided what to do yet.
Have you read your mail yet?