Definitions of yesterday
  1. noun
    the day immediately before today
    “it was in yesterday's newspapers”
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    type of:
    24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours
    time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
  2. noun
    the recent past
    yesterday's solutions are not good enough”
    “we shared many yesterdays
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    type of:
    past, past times, yesteryear
    the time that has elapsed
  3. adverb
    on the day preceding today
    yesterday the weather was beautiful”
  4. adverb
    in the recent past; only a short time ago
    “I was not born yesterday!”
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