hither

hither
Synonyms and related words:
aboard, among us, here, hereabout, hereabouts, hereat, hereinto, hereto, hereunto, hitherward, hitherwards, in this place, in this vicinity, just here, on board, on the spot, somewhere about, to this place, with us

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Hither — Hith er, adv. [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel. h[=e][eth]ra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr[=e]; cf. L. citra on this side, or E. here, he. [root]183. Cf. {He}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To this place; used with verbs signifying motion, and implying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hither — Hith er, a. 1. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hither — meaning ‘to or toward this place’, is an ancient word that existed in Old English. In current English it is restricted, except for formal or archaic uses, to a number of fixed phrases: hither and thither or hither and yon (= in various… …   Modern English usage

  • hither — O.E. hider, from P.Gmc. *hideran (Cf. O.N. heðra here, Goth. hidre hither ), from Germanic demonstrative base *hi (Cf. HE (Cf. he), HERE (Cf. here)). Spelling change from d to th is the same evolution seen in …   Etymology dictionary

  • hither — [hith′ər] adv. [ME hider < OE (akin to Goth hidre, ON hethra) < base of he (see HE1) + der, suffix as in HINDER2] to or toward this place; here adj. on or toward this side; nearer [the hither horse] …   English World dictionary

  • hither — ► ADVERB archaic or literary ▪ to or towards this place. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hither — /hidh euhr/, adv. 1. to or toward this place: to come hither. 2. hither and thither, in various quarters; here and there: They scurried hither and thither to escape the rain. 3. hither and yon, from here to over there, esp. to a farther place; in …   Universalium

  • hither — [[t]hɪ̱ðə(r)[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV after v Hither means to the place where you are. [OLD FASHIONED] He has sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people. Syn: here 2) PHRASE: PHR after v Hither and thither means in many different directions or… …   English dictionary

  • hither — hith•er [[t]ˈhɪð ər[/t]] adv. 1) to or toward this place: to come hither[/ex] 2) being on this or the closer side; nearer: the hither side of the meadow[/ex] • hither and thither hither and yon Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE hider, c. ON hethra, Go… …   From formal English to slang

  • hither — /ˈhɪðə / (say hidhuh) adverb 1. to or towards this place; here: to come hither. –adjective 2. on or towards this side; nearer: the hither side of the hill. 3. earlier; more remote. –phrase 4. hither and thither, this way and that; in various… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hither — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English hider, hither, from Old English hider; akin to Gothic hidre hither, Latin citra on this side more at he Date: before 12th century to this place II. adjective Date: 14th century being on the near or adjacent… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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