- The definition of yonder is something that is farther away, or over there.
An example of yonder is the tractor that isn’t close by but is farther away by the barn; the yonder tractor.
- farther; more distant (with the)
- being at a distance, but within, or as within, sight; that or those over there
Origin: ME, extension of yond: see yond
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Origin: Middle English, from yond, yond; see yond.Regional Note: The adverb yonder, from Old English geond, is not exclusively Southern but is more frequently used there than in any other region of the United States, and not only by older or uneducated speakers. Yonder is not merely a Southern synonym for there, which in the South tends to mean “only a few feet from the speaker.” Yonder carries with it an inherent sense of distance farther than “there” and is used if the person or thing indicated can be seen: the shed over yonder. Or it might be nearby but completely out of sight, as in the next room.