whither


1whith·er

adverb \ˈhwi-thər, ˈwi-\

: to what place

Full Definition of WHITHER

1
:  to what place <whither will they go>
2
:  to what situation, position, degree, or end <whither will this abuse drive him>

Examples of WHITHER

  1. He grew up in New York City whither his family had immigrated in the early 1920s.
  2. <whither are you going, my lady?>

Origin of WHITHER

Middle English, from Old English hwider; akin to Latin quis who and to Old English hider hither — more at who, hither
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to WHITHER

Synonyms
whereabouts (also whereabout), where

2whither

conjunction

Definition of WHITHER

1
a :  to what place <knew whither to go — Daniel Defoe>
b :  to what situation, position, degree, or end
2
a :  to the place at, in, or to which
b :  to which place
3
:  to whatever place

First Known Use of WHITHER

before 12th century

Rhymes with WHITHER

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