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. 2000.

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