Hither

Definition of Hither

Hith´er
adv.1.
1.To this place; - used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.
2.To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; - in a sense not physical.
Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the highest perfection of man.
- Hooker.
Hither and thither
to and fro; backward and forward; in various directions.
- Knolles.
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.
2.Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.
And on the hither side, or so she looked,
Of twenty summers.
- Tennyson.
To the present generation, that is to say, the people a few years on the hither and thither side of thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday.
- Huxley.

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
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