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English Dictionary: Yesterday by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
yesterday
adv
  1. on the day preceding today; "yesterday the weather was beautiful"
  2. in the recent past; only a short time ago; "I was not born yesterday!"
n
  1. the day immediately before today; "it was in yesterday's newspapers"
  2. the recent past; "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"; "we shared many yesterdays"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Yesterday \Yes"ter*day\, n. [OE. [f4]isterdai, AS. geostran
      d[91]g, from geostran, geostra, giestran, gistran, gystran,
      yesterday (akin to D. gisteren, G. gestern, OHG. gestaron,
      Icel. g[91]r yesterday, to-morrow, Goth. gistradagis
      to-morrow, L. heri yesterday, Gr. [?], Skr. hyas) + d[91]g
      day. Cf. {Hestern}. [?][?][?][?].]
      1. The day last past; the day next before the present.
  
                     All our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to
                     dusty death.                                       --Shak.
  
                     We are but of yesterday, and know nothing. --Job
                                                                              viii. 9.
  
      2. Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
  
                     The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when
                     compared with the line of supreme pontiffs.
                                                                              --Macaulay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Yesterday \Yes"ter*day\, adv.
      On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the
      affair took place yesterday.
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