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thither

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adverb thith·er \ˈthi-thər also ˈthi-\

Simple Definition of thither

  • : to that place

Full Definition of thither

  1. :  to that place :  there

Origin of thither

Middle English, from Old English thider; akin to Old Norse thathra there, Old English thæt that


First Known Use: before 12th century


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thither

adjective thith·er

Definition of thither

  1. :  being on the other and farther side :  more remote



1830

First Known Use of thither

1830



THITHER Defined for Kids

thither

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adverb thith·er \ˈthi-thər\

Definition of thither

  1. :  to that place :  there <We walked thither and back.>




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