- 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."
Origin of hitherMiddle English, from Old English hider; see ko- in Indo-European roots.
- (archaic) On this side; the nearer.
- 1954, The essential Not-self could be perceived very clearly in things and in living creatures on the hither side of good and evil. — Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 30)
Old English hider. Cognate with Latin citer.