Meaning of yon in English:

yon

determiner

literary, dialect
  • That or those (used to refer to something situated at a distance)

    ‘there's some big ranches yon side of the Sierra’

adverb

literary, dialect
  • Over there; in that direction.

    • ‘Maybe he'll write a sequel to yon film.’
    • ‘It's with optimistic bravado that I approach yon quivering mountain.’
    • ‘Give us a lick of yon jam.’
    • ‘What is the purpose of yon barrel?’
    • ‘Seems yon vicar changed the water authority into a distillery overnight, producing the best-ever vintage to flow out of Chateau Accrington.’

pronoun

literary, dialect
  • That person or thing.

    ‘what do you make of yon?’

Phrases

    hither and yon
    literary, dialect
    • In various directions, especially in a disorganized way.

      ‘a fine spray of paint flies hither and yon from the bristles of my brush’

Origin

Old English geon, of Germanic origin; related to German jener ‘that one’.

Pronunciation

yon

/jɒn/