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
- 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
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.
- The plague of 1665, carried hither from London, almost depopulated this village, and the name of the rector, William Mompesson, attracted wide notice on account of his brave attempts to combat the outbreak.
- In the Nibelungenlied King Gunther and Queen Brunhild hold their court at Worms, and Siegfried comes hither to woo Kriemhild.
- God has brought us hither to consider the work we may do in the world as well as at home."
- He abideth ever in the same place motionless, and it befitteth him not to wander hither and thither..
- (1803-1876), removed hither from Infirmary Street.