AskDefine | Define yon

The Collaborative Dictionary

Yon \Yon\, adv. Yonder. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] But, first and chiefest, with thee bring Him that yon soars on golden wing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
Yon \Yon\ (y[o^]n), a. [OE. yon, [yogh]on, AS. geon; akin to G. jener, OHG. jen[=e]r, Icel. enn, inn; cf. Goth. jains. [root]188. Cf. Beyond, Yond, Yonder.] At a distance, but within view; yonder. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Read thy lot in yon celestial sign. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Though fast yon shower be fleeting. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

yon adj : distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal); "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?" [syn: yonder] adv : at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal); "the house yonder"; "scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham [syn: yonder]






  1. distant, but within sight
    I live in yon cottage on the hill.


  1. yonder


  1. that one over there
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