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yes·ter·year

 (yĕs′tər-yîr′)
n.
1. The year before the present year.
2. Time past; yore.

yes′ter·year′ adv.

yesteryear

(ˈjɛstəˌjɪə)
n
last year or the past in general
adv
during last year or the past in general

yes•ter•year

(ˈyɛs tərˈyɪər, -ˌyɪər)

n.
1. last year.
2. the recent years; time not long past.
adv.
3. during the recent past.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yesteryear - the time that has elapsedyesteryear - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
yore - time long past
bygone, water under the bridge - past events to be put aside; "let bygones be bygones"
old - past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
history - the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the school's history"
time immemorial, time out of mind - the distant past beyond memory
auld langsyne, good old days, langsyne, old times - past times remembered with nostalgia
yesterday - the recent past; "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"; "we shared many yesterdays"

yesteryear

noun
A former period of time or of one's life:
Idioms: bygone days, days gone by, the good old days, the old days.
Translations

yesteryear

[ˈjestəˈjɪəʳ] ADV (poet) → antaño

yesteryear

n (poet) of yesteryearvergangener Jahre (gen)

yesteryear

[ˈjɛstəˌjɪəʳ] n (old) (liter) → il tempo andato
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