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yesterdayadverb

uk   /ˈjes.tə.deɪ/  us   /ˈjes.tɚ.deɪ/
A1 on the ​day before today: He called yesterday while you were out. I ​saw her yesterday ​afternoon.

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yesterdaynoun

uk   /ˈjes.tə.deɪ/  us   /ˈjes.tɚ.deɪ/
[U] the ​day before today: "Is that today's ​paper?" "No, it's yesterday's."
the day before yesterday
two ​days ago: I called her the ​day before yesterday.
[C or U] the ​recent past: Nobody's ​interested in yesterday's ​popstars. These ​songs are a ​part of all ​our yesterdays.
(Definition of yesterday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yesterday" in American English

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yesterdayadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈjes·tər·deɪ, -di/
on the ​day before this ​day: We got back from ​ourvacation yesterday. Yesterday I ​startedexercising seriously.
yesterday
noun [U]  us   /ˈjes·tər·di, -deɪ/
"Is that today’s ​paper?" "No, it’s yesterday’s."
(Definition of yesterday from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yesterday”
in Korean 어제…
in Arabic أمْس…
in Malaysian semalam…
in French hier…
in Russian вчерашний день, вчера…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昨天…
in Italian ieri…
in Turkish dün…
in Polish wczoraj…
in Spanish ayer…
in Vietnamese ngày hôm qua…
in Portuguese ontem…
in Thai เมื่อวาน…
in German gestern…
in Catalan ahir…
in Japanese 昨日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昨天…
in Indonesian kemarin…
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