WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
yet /yɛt/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. at the present time;
    now:Are they here yet?
  2. (used with negative words or phrases, or in questions;
    often with the present perfect tense) up to a particular time;
    thus far;
    already:They had not yet come. Haven't they come yet?
  3. in the time remaining;
    still:There is yet time.
  4. to the present moment;
    as previously;
    still:He came this morning, and he is here yet.
  5. in addition;
    still;
    again:The mail brought yet another reply.
  6. (used to add emphasis to an adjective or adverb) even;
    even to a larger extent:We'll have to use yet greater strength.
  7. nevertheless:The story was strange and yet true.

conj. 
  1. though;
    still;
    nevertheless:The essay is good, yet it could be improved.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsas yet, so far;
    until this moment:The mail has not, as yet, arrived.

    See still.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
yet (yet),USA pronunciation  adv. 
  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.
  9. as yet. See  as 1 (def. 27).

conj. 
  1. though;
    still;
    nevertheless:It is good, yet it could be improved.
  • bef. 900; Middle English yet(e) (adverb, adverbial and conj.), Old English gīet(a) (adverb, adverbial); cognate with Middle High German ieze yet, now German jetzt now
    • 10.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  but 1.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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
adv
  1. (usually used with a negative or interrogative) so far; up until then or now: they're not home yet, is it teatime yet?
  2. (often preceded by just; usually used with a negative) now (as contrasted with later): we can't stop yet
  3. (often used with a comparative) even; still: yet more potatoes for sale, yet another problem family
  4. eventually, in spite of everything: we'll convince him yet
  5. as yetso far; up until then or now
Etymology: Old English gēta; related to Old Frisian jēta



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