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Webster 1913 Edition


Yon

Yon

(yŏn)
,
Adj.
[OE.
yon
,
ȝon
, AS.
geon
; akin to G.
jener
, OHG.
jenēr
, Icel.
enn
,
inn
; cf. Goth.
jains
. √188. Cf.
Beyond
,
Yond
,
Yonder
.]
At a distance, but within view; yonder.
[Poetic]
Read thy lot in
yon
celestial sign.
Milton.
Though fast
yon
shower be fleeting.
Keble.

Yon

,
adv.
Yonder.
[Obs. or Poetic]
But, first and chiefest, with thee bring
Him that
yon
soars on golden wing.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Yon

YON

, YOND, YONDER,
Adj.
[G.] Being at a distance within view.
Yonder men are too many for an embassy.
Read thy lot in yon celestial sign.
Yon flowery arbors, yonder alleys green.

YON

, YOND, YONDER,
adv.
At a distance within view. When we use this word, we often point the hand or direct the eye to the place or object.
First and chiefest, with thee bring him that yon soars on golden wing.
Yonder are two apple women scolding.

Definition 2022


yon

yon

See also: yön, þon, and -yon

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɒn

Adjective

yon (not comparable)

  1. (dated or dialectal) That (thing) over there; of something distant, but within sight.
    He went to climb yon hill.
    • Milton
      Read thy lot in yon celestial sign.
    • 2012 Spring, Gerda Stevenson, “Federer versus Murray”, in Salmagundi:
      His head... his head... his face... it wisnae there. Nae black curly hair, nae eyes - I've never seen eyes sae blue as Joe's. Irises blue as yon sky. Blown tae smithereens... his gorgeous, bonny head, no there.
Translations

Adverb

yon (not comparable)

  1. (dated or dialectal) Yonder.

Pronoun

yon

  1. (dated or dialectal) That one or those over there.

Etymology 2

Phrase

yon

  1. (knitting) Acronym of yarn over needle.
    • 2006, Heather Dixon, Not Your Mama's Knitting (page 222)
      Buttonhole row: (K1, p1) 3 times, yon, k2tog, (k1,p1) 5 times, yon, k2tog, []

Haitian Creole

Article

yon

  1. a, an; the indefinite article

Usage notes

Yon always precedes the noun it modifies, unlike most adjectives.

Related terms


Japanese

Romanization

yon

  1. rōmaji reading of よん

Kok-Paponk

Pronoun

yon

  1. you; second-person singular pronoun

References

  • 2008, Paul Black, Pronominal Accretions in Pama-Nyungan, in Morphology and Language History (ISBN 9027290962, edited by Claire Bowern, ‎Bethwyn Evans, ‎Luisa Miceli)

Scots

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [jon]
  • (North Northern Scots, Orcadian) IPA(key): [jɪn]
  • (Shetlandic) IPA(key): [jʌn]

Adjective

yon (not comparable)

  1. that, those, yonder (indicating a person or thing at some distance in time or space usually more remote than that)

Pronoun

yon

  1. that one person or thing, etc.
  2. those

Adverb

yon (not comparable)

  1. yonder, over there, further away
  2. thither, to that place

Derived terms

  • yonwey (yonder way)