Whither Definition

wĭthər, hwĭth-
To what place, point, condition, result, etc.? where?
Whither are we drifting?
Webster's New World
To which specified place or position.
Landed on the shores whither the storm had tossed them.
American Heritage
To which place, point, condition, result, etc.
The island whither we drifted.
Webster's New World
To whatever place, point, condition, result, etc.; wherever.
Let them go whither they will.
Webster's New World

(intransitive, obsolete, dialectal) To wuther.


Origin of Whither

  • Middle English from Old English hwider kwo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English hwæder.

    From Wiktionary

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