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Meaning of yesterday by Wiktionary Dictionary

yesterday


    Etymology

    From Middle English, from Old English geostran dæg, equivalent to yester- +‎ day; compounded from

    • Old English geostran ( “yesterday” ), from Proto-Germanic *gestra-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰyes-;
    • Old English dæg, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʰ- ( “to burn” )

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈjɛstədeɪ/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈjɛstɚdeɪ/
    • Rhymes: -eɪ

    Noun

    yesterday ( plural: yesterdays )

    1. The day before today. 'Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow'. It can also understand as a day ago .
      Yesterday was rainy, but by this morning it had begun to snow .
    2. The ( recent ) past, often disparaging .
      Yesterday's technology .
      All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. [Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5]

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    Adverb

    yesterday

    1. On the day before today
      I started to watch the video yesterday, but could only finish it this evening .

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Explanation of yesterday by Wordnet Dictionary

yesterday


    Adverb
    1. on the day preceding today

    2. yesterday the weather was beautiful
    3. in the recent past

    4. I was not born yesterday!
    Noun
    1. the day immediately before today

    2. it was in yesterday's newspapers
    3. the recent past

    4. yesterday's solutions are not good enough
      we shared many yesterdays