Tomorrow vs. Yesterday - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Tomorrow (adverb)

    On the day after the present day.

  • Tomorrow (adverb)

    At some point in the future; later on

    "If you don't get your life on track today, you're going to be very sorry tomorrow."

  • Tomorrow (noun)

    The day after the present day.

  • Yesterday (noun)

    The day immediately before today; one day ago.

    "Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow."

    "Yesterday was rainy, but by this morning it had begun to snow."

  • Yesterday (noun)

    The (recent) past, often disparaging.

    "yesterday's technology"

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    On the day before today

    "I started to watch the video yesterday, but could only finish it this evening."

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    As soon as possible

    "I want this done yesterday!"

Oxford Dictionary

  • Tomorrow (adverb)

    on the day after today

    "the show opens tomorrow"

  • Tomorrow (adverb)

    in the future, especially the near future

    "fickle buyers who may be gone tomorrow"

  • Tomorrow (noun)

    the day after today

    "tomorrow is going to be a special day"

  • Tomorrow (noun)

    the future, especially the near future

    "today's engineers are tomorrow's buyers"

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    on the day before today

    "he returned to a hero's welcome yesterday"

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    in the recent past

    "everything seems to have been built yesterday"

  • Yesterday (noun)

    the day before today

    "yesterday was Tuesday"

  • Yesterday (noun)

    the recent past

    "yesterday's best-sellers"

Webster Dictionary

  • Tomorrow (adverb)

    On the day after the present day; on the next day; on the morrow.

  • Tomorrow (noun)

    The day after the present; the morrow.

  • Yesterday (noun)

    The day last past; the day next before the present.

  • Yesterday (noun)

    Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Tomorrow (noun)

    the day after today;

    "what are our tasks for tomorrow?"

  • Tomorrow (noun)

    the near future;

    "tomorrow's world"

    "everyone hopes for a better tomorrow"

  • Tomorrow (adverb)

    the next day, the day after, following the present day

  • Yesterday (noun)

    the day immediately before today;

    "it was in yesterday's newspapers"

  • Yesterday (noun)

    the recent past;

    "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"

    "we shared many yesterdays"

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    on the day preceding today;

    "yesterday the weather was beautiful"

  • Yesterday (adverb)

    in the recent past; only a short time ago;

    "I was not born yesterday!"

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