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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Thinks I, that's mighty curious; he said that yester- day.
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.
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.
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.
TWO fishermen yester- day admitted dumping 200 tons of mackeral in these a because of a new quota system.
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.
Health chain Boots dealt a fresh blow to investors yester- day with the news that its finance director has resigned.
POLICE closed part of the northbound M74 yester- day after dozens of cars crashed into each other on the icy surface.
He underwent emergency surgery for the snake bite and the gunshot wound and was in a critical condition yester- day.