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Wiktionary

  • And (conjunction)

    As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs. from 8th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Simply connecting two clauses or sentences. from 8th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first. from 9th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Yet; but. 10th-17th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens not dated; connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often omitted in US); to connect fractions to wholes. from 10th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.

  • And (conjunction)

    Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition. from 10th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause. from 10th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come, go and try. from 14th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other". from 16th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Expressing a condition.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb). from 17th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    If; provided that. from 13th c.

  • And (noun)

    In rhythm, the second half of a divided beat.

  • And (noun)

    Breath.

  • And (noun)

    ; steam fog.

  • And (verb)

    To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.

  • Yet (adverb)

    Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.

    "He has never yet been late for an appointment;"

    "I’m not yet wise enough to answer that;"

    "Have you finished yet?"

  • Yet (adverb)

    Continuously up to the current time; still.

    "The workers went to the factory early and are striking yet."

  • Yet (adverb)

    At some future time; eventually.

    "The riddle will be solved yet."

  • Yet (adverb)

    Not as of the time referenced.

    "I've yet to see him. — I have not yet seen him."

    "I had yet to go to a convention. — I had not yet gone to a convention."

    "He seemed yet to be convinced. — He seemed not yet to have been convinced."

  • Yet (adverb)

    In addition.

    "There are two hours yet to go until our destination."

  • Yet (adverb)

    Even.

    "K-2 is yet higher than this."

  • Yet (conjunction)

    Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.

    "I thought I knew you, yet how wrong I was."

  • Yet (verb)

    To melt; found; cast, as metal.

  • Yet (noun)

    A metal pan or boiler; yetling.

Oxford Dictionary

  • And (conjunction)

    used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences, that are to be taken jointly

    "a hundred and fifty"

    "bread and butter"

    "they can read and write"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to connect two clauses when the second refers to something that happens after the first

    "he turned round and walked out"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to connect two clauses, the second of which refers to something that results from the first

    "there was a flash flood and by the next morning the town was under water"

  • And (conjunction)

    connecting two identical comparatives, to emphasize a progressive change

    "getting better and better"

  • And (conjunction)

    connecting two identical words, implying great duration or great extent

    "I cried and cried"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to connect two identical words to indicate that things of the same name or class have different qualities

    "all human conduct is determined or caused—but there are causes and causes"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to connect two numbers to indicate that they are being added together

    "six and four makes ten"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to connect two numbers, implying succession

    "a line of men marching two and two"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to introduce an additional comment or interjection

    "if it came to a choice—and this was the worst thing—she would turn her back on her parents"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to introduce a question in connection with what someone else has just said

    "‘I found the letter in her bag.’ ‘And did you steam it open?’"

  • And (conjunction)

    used to introduce a statement about a new topic

    "and now to the dessert"

  • And (conjunction)

    used after some verbs and before another verb to indicate intention, instead of ‘to’

    "I would try and do what he said"

  • And (noun)

    a Boolean operator which gives the value one if and only if all the operands are one, and otherwise has a value of zero.

  • And (noun)

    a circuit which produces an output signal only when signals are received simultaneously through all input connections.

  • Yet (adverb)

    up until the present or a specified or implied time; by now or then

    "I haven't told anyone else yet"

    "aren't you ready to go yet?"

    "I have yet to be convinced"

    "the congress was widely acclaimed as the best yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    as soon as the present or a specified or implied time

    "wait, don't go yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    from now into the future for a specified length of time

    "I hope to continue for some time yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    referring to something that will or may happen in the future

    "further research may yet explain the enigma"

    "I know she's alive and I'll find her yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    still; even (used to emphasize increase or repetition)

    "snow, snow, and yet more snow"

    "yet another diet book"

    "the rations were reduced yet again"

  • Yet (adverb)

    in spite of that; nevertheless

    "every week she gets worse, and yet it could go on for years"

  • Yet (conjunction)

    but at the same time; but nevertheless

    "the path was dark, yet I slowly found my way"

Webster Dictionary

  • And (conjunction)

    A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.

  • And (conjunction)

    In order to; - used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.

  • And (conjunction)

    It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.

  • And (conjunction)

    If; though. See An, conj.

  • Yet (noun)

    Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.

  • Yet (adverb)

    In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.

  • Yet (adverb)

    At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.

  • Yet (adverb)

    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.

  • Yet (adverb)

    Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.

  • Yet (adverb)

    Even; - used emphatically.

  • Yet (conjunction)

    Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Yet (adverb)

    up to the present time;

    "I have yet to see the results"

    "details are yet to be worked out"

  • Yet (adverb)

    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"

  • Yet (adverb)

    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"

  • Yet (adverb)

    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"

  • Yet (adverb)

    used after a superlative;

    "this is the best so far"

    "the largest drug bust yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    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"

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