Hither meaning

hĭthər
Hither is defined as toward or closer to here.

An example of hither is asking someone to walk closer to a another; "Come hither."

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To or toward this place.

Come hither.

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The definition of hither is nearer.

An example of hither is the house that is closest; the hither house.

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(literary or archaic) To this place, to here.

He went hither and thither.

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(archaic) On this side; the nearer.
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Located on the near side.
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To or toward this place; here.
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On or toward this side; nearer.

The hither horse.

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hither and thither
  • In or to many places; here and there:.
    Looked hither and thither for the ring; ran hither and yon.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hither

  • Middle English from Old English hider ko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English hider. Cognate with Latin citer.

    From Wiktionary