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Noun: yesterday  'yes-tu(r),dey or yes-tu(r)-dee
  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"
Adverb: yesterday  'yes-tu(r),dey or yes-tu(r)-dee
  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!"

Derived forms: yesterdays

Type of: 24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, past, past times, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours, yesteryear

Encyclopedia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Plant