adverb hith·er·to \-ˌtü, ˌhi-thər-ˈtü\

: until now : before this time

Full Definition of HITHERTO

:  up to this or that time

Examples of HITHERTO

  1. <at the talent show Kyle revealed his hitherto unknown gift for doing impressions>

First Known Use of HITHERTO

13th century
HITHERTO Defined for Kids


adverb hith·er·to \ˈhi-thər-ˌtü\

Definition of HITHERTO for Kids

:  up to this time <I had hitherto lived alone.>


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