- The definition of hither is nearer.
An example of hither is the house that is closest; the hither house.
- Hither is defined as toward or closer to here.
An example of hither is asking someone to walk closer to a another; "Come hither."
Now Literary to or toward this place; here
Origin of hitherMiddle English hider ; from Old English (akin to Gothic hidre, Old Norse hethra) ; from base of he (see he) + -der, suffix as in hinder
Archaic on or toward this side; nearer: the hither horse
To or toward this place: Come hither.
Located on the near side.
Origin of hitherMiddle English, from Old English hider; see ko- in Indo-European roots.
- (archaic) On this side; the nearer.