I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gīet; akin to Old Frisian ieta yet Date: before 12th century 1. a. in addition ; besides <
gives yet another reason
b. even 2c <
a yet higher speed
c. on top of everything else ; no less <
had wells going dry. Between two large lakes, yet — J. H. Buzard
2. a. (1) up to now ; so far <
hasn't done much yet
— often used to imply the negative of a following infinitive <
have yet to win a game
(2) at this or that time ; so soon as now <
not time to go yet
b. continuously up to the present or a specified time ; still <
is yet a new country
c. at a future time ; eventually <
may yet see the light
3. nevertheless, however II. conjunction Date: 13th century but nevertheless ; but

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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