yester-

yester-

pref.
Yesterday: yesternight.

[Middle English, from Old English geostran; see dhgh(y)es- in Indo-European roots.]

yester-

prefix
1. indicating the day before today: yesterday.
2. indicating a period of time before the present one: yesteryear.
[Old English geostran; compare German gestern, Latin hesternus of yesterday]

yes•ter

(ˈyɛs tər)

adj. Archaic.
of or pertaining to yesterday (usu. used in combination): yesternight.
[1570–80; extracted from yesterday]

yester-

a combining form occurring in words that denote a time one period prior to the present period, the nature of the period being specified by the second element of the compound: yesteryear.
(Old English geostran, c. Old High German gestre; akin to Latin hesternus of yesterday]
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Yester- day, when he had imagined the universe to be against him, he had hated it, little gods and big gods; to-day he hated the army of the foe with the same great hatred.
Thinks I, that's mighty curious; he said that yester- day.
She dropped her head, and as if her ears had been opened to the voices of the world, she heard, beyond the rampart of sea-wall, the swell of yester- day's gale breaking on the beach with monotonous and solemn vibrations, as if all the earth had been a tolling bell.
The accident happened yester- day afternoon, at St Paul's Road's junction with Stoney Stanton Road in Foleshill.
A ROGUE landlord who became the first to get an anti- social behaviour order was jailed for eight weeks yester- day after he locked a young mum out of her new flat.
TWO fishermen yester- day admitted dumping 200 tons of mackeral in these a because of a new quota system.
Workers at John Cotton on Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, had to stop production on the site after the fire started in a jute-making machine at about 6pm yester- day.
But his mind is as sharp as ever, as he recalled details of his varied life to friends and relatives at the charity lunch yester- day.
Domino's Pizza yester- day announced plans to create more than 100 jobs in Wales by opening four new outlets as part of its expansion programme.
POLICE closed part of the northbound M74 yester- day after dozens of cars crashed into each other on the icy surface.
Health chain Boots dealt a fresh blow to investors yester- day with the news that its finance director has resigned.
He underwent emergency surgery for the snake bite and the gunshot wound and was in a critical condition yester- day.