from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The day before the present day.
- n. Time in the past, especially the recent past.
- adv. On the day before the present day.
- adv. A short while ago.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The day before today. 'Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow'. It can also understand as a day ago.
- n. The (recent) past, often disparaging.
- adv. On the day before today
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The day last past; the day next before the present.
- n. Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
- adv. On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the day preceding this day; on the day last past.
- n. The day last past; the day next before the present: often used figuratively for time not long gone by; time in the immediate past.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. on the day preceding today
- n. the day immediately before today
- n. the recent past
- adv. in the recent past; only a short time ago
Middle English, from Old English geostran dæg : geostran, yesterday; see yester- + dæg, day; see day.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English geostran dæg, equivalent to yester- + day; compounded from (Wiktionary)