yesterday
1. [ noun ] the day immediately before today
Examples:

"it was in yesterday's newspapers"

Related terms: day
2. [ adverb ] on the day preceding today
Examples:

"yesterday the weather was beautiful"

3. [ adverb ] in the recent past; only a short time ago
Examples:

"I was not born yesterday!"

4. [ noun ] the recent past
Examples:

"yesterday's solutions are not good enough" "we shared many yesterdays"

Related terms: past
Similar spelling:   yesteryear