- 1the day before today
- 2recent past
Using yesterday: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "yesterday" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I saw her yesterday.
Yesterday was a busy day at work.
Yesterday's meeting was productive.
Yesterday's news was shocking.
yesterday Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using yesterday
a person who is no longer influential or important
He used to be a powerful politician, but now he's just yesterday's man.
a person who was once admired or celebrated but is now forgotten or ignored
The actor was yesterday's hero, but now he can't get any work.
something that is no longer of interest or relevance
The report is already yesterday's papers; nobody cares about it anymore.
Phrases with yesterday
We had dinner together yesterday evening.
I woke up early yesterday morning to go for a run.
information that is no longer new or relevant
The scandal was yesterday's news by the time the newspaper was published.
Origins of yesterday
from Old English 'geostran dæg', meaning 'day of yesterday'
Summary: yesterday in Brief
'Yesterday' [ˈjɛstərdeɪ] refers to the day before today or the recent past. It can be used in various contexts, such as 'Yesterday's news was shocking,' or 'I saw her yesterday.' The phrase 'yesterday's man' refers to someone who is no longer important, while 'yesterday's hero' refers to someone who was once admired but is now forgotten.