HyperDic: yesterday

English > 4 senses of the word yesterday:
NOUNtimeyesterdaythe day immediately before today
timeyesterdaythe recent past
ADVERBallyesterdayon the day preceding today
allyesterdayin the recent past
yesterday > pronunciation
Soundsyeh'sterdey.; yeh'sterdiy
Rhymesbirthday ... workday: 26 rhymes with dey...
already ... wordy: 132 rhymes with diy...
English > yesterday: 4 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe day immediately before today.
Example"it was in yesterday's newspapers"
Broaderday, twenty-four hours, twenty-four hour period, 24-hour interval, solar day, mean solar dayTime for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
English > yesterday: 4 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningThe recent past.
  • "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"
  • "we shared many yesterdays"
Broaderpast, past times, yesteryearThe time that has elapsed
English > yesterday: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningOn the day preceding today.
Example"yesterday the weather was beautiful"
English > yesterday: 4 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn the recent past; only a short time ago.
Example"I was not born yesterday!"

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