Yet n. Zool. Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.
1. In addition; further; besides; over and above; still. “A little longer; yet a little longer.”
This furnishes us with yet one more reason why our savior, lays such a particular stress acts of mercy. --Atterbury.
The rapine is made yet blacker by the pretense of piety and justice. --L'Estrange.
2. At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.
Facts they had heard while they were yet heathens. --Addison.
3. Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj.
Ne never yet no villainy ne said. --Chaucer.
4. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time. “He 'll be hanged yet.”
5. Even; -- used emphatically.
Men may not too rashly believe the confessions of witches, nor yet the evidence against them. --Bacon.
Yet conj. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
Yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. --Matt. vi. 29.
Syn: -- See However.
adv 1: up to the present time; "I have yet to see the results";
"details are yet to be worked out"
2: used in negative statement to describe a situation that has
existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So
far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet" [syn: so
far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as
yet, til now, until now]
3: to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;
"looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still)
more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be
solved"; "a yet sadder tale" [syn: even, still]
4: within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time;
"he will understand eventually"; "he longed for the
flowers that were yet to show themselves"; "sooner or
later you will have to face the facts"; "in time they came
to accept the harsh reality" [syn: eventually, sooner
or later, in time, one of these days]
5: used after a superlative; "this is the best so far"; "the
largest drug bust yet" [syn: so far]
6: despite anything to the contrary (usually following a
concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd
like to try it"; "while we disliked each other,
nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master";
"granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want
to go" [syn: however, nevertheless, withal, still,
all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding]