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yon

 (yŏn)
adv. & adj.
Yonder.
pron. Regional
That one or those yonder.

[Middle English, short for yond, yond; see yond and yonder, yonder; see yonder. Pron., Middle English, from Old English geon; see i- in Indo-European roots.]

yon

(jɒn) or

yond

determiner
1. chiefly
a. an archaic or dialect word for that: yon man.
b. (as pronoun): yon's a fool.
2. variants of yonder
[Old English geon; related to Old Frisian jen, Old High German jenēr, Old Norse enn, Gothic jains]

yon

(yɒn)
Archaic. adj., adv.
1. yonder.
pron.
2. that or those yonder.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English geon, akin to Middle Dutch gene, Old High German jenēr, Gothic jains that (one), Old Norse enn, inn the]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.yon - distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal); "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?"
distant - separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
Adv.1.yon - at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal); "the house yonder"; "scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham
Translations

yon

[jɒn] ADV (poet or dial) → aquel
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Yon officer of the king, who hesitated to admit me to his company, might fill the latter, if one may judge from the intonations of his voice in common dialogue.
Crossing this dusky entry, and on through yon low-arched way --cut through what in old times must have been a great central chimney with fire-places all round --you enter the public room.
Nor smile so, while I write that this little black was brilliant, for even blackness has its brilliancy; behold yon lustrous ebony, panelled in king's cabinets.
And nuns came, also; and more again, and yet more; and built over against the mon- astery on the yon side of the vale, and added building to building, until mighty was that nunnery.
But he is not listening to them, he is there for business; he is not minding the cloak-bearers that come fluttering around to confuse him; he chases this way, he chases that way, and hither and yon, scattering the nimble banderillos in every direction like a spray, and receiving their maddening darts in his neck as they dodge and fly - oh, but it's a lively spectacle, and brings down the house
The loveliest maiden is sitting High-throned in yon blue air, Her golden jewels are shining, She combs her golden hair;
Never a day ut yah're off, but yon cat o' Linton comes sneaking hither; and Miss Nelly, shoo's a fine lass
Seest thou yon dreary Plain, forlorn and wilde, The seat of desolation, voyd of light, Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful?
At eve, within yon studious nook, I ope my brass-embossed book, Portray'd with many a holy deed Of martyrs crown'd with heavenly meed; Then, as my taper waxes dim, Chant, ere I sleep, my measured hymn.
Last Sunday, in yon village church, I heard the minister read out that one man in a thousand had he found, 'but one woman in all these,' he says, 'have I not found,' and I thinks to myself, 'Right you are
On the yon side of the fields uprose the sturdy oaks and beeches and ashes of the forest; while at their feet modest violets peeped out shyly and greeted the loiterers with an odor which made the heart glad.
Since he was Lord of Liang a thousand years have flown, And of the towers he builded yon ruin stands alone.