yet - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adverb, conjunction 

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/jet/
Yet can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb: I haven’t seen him yet.Have you had your lunch yet?His latest crime was the worst yet.I have yet to spend summer in the mountains.
as a conjunction (connecting two words, phrases, or clauses): The weather was cold, yet bright and sunny.Her advice seems strange, yet I believe she’s right.
  1. 1
    [always in negatives or questions] used for talking or asking about something that has not happened or is not true at a particular time but will probably happen or be true in the future

    I’m amazed that you haven’t told him anything yet.

    She hasn’t yet decided if she wants to come or not.

    Our divorce had not been settled yet.

    Are you a member of the club yet?

    not yet:

    ‘Are you feeling hungry?’ ‘Not yet.’

  2. 2
    [always in negatives or questions] used for saying that something cannot or should not be done now, but will be done at a time in the future

    I can’t leave the hospital yet – the doctor says maybe tomorrow.

    Don’t get too excited just yet. None of these plans are definite.

    I’m going back to New York, but not yet.

  3. 3
    used for saying that something could be true or could still happen in the future

    This victory could yet put the team into the finals.

    Lawrence’s body was never found, and he may yet be alive.

  4. 4
    used for saying that someone or something is the best, worst, biggest etc of their kind up to now

    In terms of profits, the company is preparing to face its worst year yet.

    This will be the Prime Minister’s most important speech yet.

  5. 5
    used after words referring to a period of time for saying how much time will pass before something happens or finishes

    The election won’t take place for three weeks yet.

    Ron and Charlene will be in Florida for another six days yet.

  6. 6
    used for introducing a word or idea that is surprising after what has just been mentioned

    They had plenty of time, yet she felt there was almost none.

    The novel is 800 pages long, yet it reads more quickly than many shorter books.

    He looks cheerful yet somehow sad at the same time.

  7. 7
    used for emphasizing that someone or something is even bigger, better, worse, more etc than someone or something else

    Try not to overcook the beans, or better yet eat them raw.

    The house is more expensive yet than any of the others we’ve looked at.

    yet another:

    We woke to yet another grey rainy day.