noun Etymology: yesterday + year Date: 1870 1. last year 2. time gone by; especially the recent past • yesteryear adverb

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  • Yesteryear — may refer to:* Yesteryear (quartet), a quartet that won the 1997 SPEBSQSA international competition * Yesteryear ( TAS episode), an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series * Another way to say last year. Derived from the word yesterdayee also*… …   Wikipedia

  • yesteryear — (n.) coined 1870 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from yester(day) + year to translate Fr. antan (from V.L. *anteannum the year before ) in a refrain by François Villon: Mais ou sont les neiges d antan? which Rossetti rendered But where are the snows of …   Etymology dictionary

  • Yesteryear — Yes ter*year , n. The year last past; last year. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yesteryear — ► NOUN literary ▪ last year or the recent past …   English terms dictionary

  • yesteryear — [yes′təryir΄] n., adv. [used by ROSSETTI Dante Gabriel to transl. Fr antan] Old Poet. 1. last year 2. (in) past years …   English World dictionary

  • yesteryear — yes|ter|year [ˈjestəjıə, jə: US ˈjestərjır] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: yesterday + year] of yesteryear literary existing in the past ▪ the steam trains of yesteryear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yesteryear — yes|ter|year [ jestər,jır ] noun of yesteryear LITERARY from a time in the distant past: See the automobiles of yesteryear at the Hayes Museum of Industry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yesteryear — [[t]je̱stə(r)jɪə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT You use yesteryear to refer to the past, often a period in the past with a set of values or a way of life that no longer exists. [LITERARY] The modern day sex symbol has now taken the place of the old fashioned… …   English dictionary

  • yesteryear — noun of yesteryear literary from a time in the past: the familiar songs of yesteryear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • yesteryear — noun /ˈjɛstəjɪə/ a) Last year. Where . . . Where are the snows of yesteryear? b) Past years; time gone by; yore …   Wiktionary

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