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ET 2TE 2
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of yet

yet eyt yte tye ety tey

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Definitions and meaning of yet



  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /jɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Middle English yet, yit, from Old English ġīet, gȳta, from Proto-Germanic *juta (compare West Frisian jit, jitte (yet), Dutch ooit (ever), German jetzt (now)), compound of (1) *ju (ever, adverb) (see aye), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew-, accusative of *h₂óyu (long time) and (2) the Proto-Germanic *ta (to,towards) , from Proto-Indo-European *do. More at aye and -th.


yet (not comparable)

  1. (usually with negative) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time; still
  2. Continuously up to the current time; still.
    • 1730, Joseph Addison, The Evidences Of The Christian Religion
      facts they had heard while they were yet heathens
  3. At some future time; eventually; still.
  4. (after certain copulative verbs, followed by an infinitive) Not as of the time referenced.
  5. In addition.
  6. (degree) Even.
  • (up to some specified time): erenow, so far, to date; see also Thesaurus:hitherto or Thesaurus:formerly
  • (continuously up to the current time): even now, still
  • (at some future time): at last, in time, sooner or later; see also Thesaurus:eventually or Thesaurus:subsequently
  • (not at the time referenced): still
  • (in addition): besides, further, moreover; see also Thesaurus:additionally
  • (even): still
Derived terms
  • not yet



  1. Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.
    • Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
    • Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; [].
  • be that as it may, even so, withal; see also Thesaurus:nevertheless
Derived terms
  • as yet

Etymology 2

From Middle English yeten, from Old English ġēotan (to flow, pour), from Proto-Germanic *geutaną (to flow, pour), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewd- (to pour). Cognate with Scots yat (to yet), West Frisian jitte (to scatter, shed, pour), Dutch gieten (to pour, cast, mould), German gießen (to pour, cast, mould), Swedish gjuta (to pour, cast). More at yote.

Alternative forms

  • yit
  • yete (obsolete)


yet (third-person singular simple present yets, present participle yetting, simple past and past participle yetted or yet)

  1. (dialectal) To melt; found; cast, as metal.


yet (plural yets)

  1. (dialectal) A metal pan or boiler; yetling.

Etymology 3

From Middle English yeten, ȝeten, from Old English ġietan.


yet (third-person singular simple present yets, present participle yetting, simple past yot, past participle yotten)

  1. (nonstandard, West Country) To get.


  • -ety, Tye, ety, t'ye, tey, tye




  1. female (animal)



From Old English ġīet, gȳta, from Proto-Germanic *juta.


  • IPA(key): [jɛt], [jɪt]


yet (not comparable)

  1. yet, up to now, now as before, at present, still

Tok Pisin


From English yet.



  1. still
  2. already
  3. yet

  • the evening of yesterday.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)