here

1 of 3

adverb

1
a
: in or at this place
turn here
often used interjectionally especially in answering a roll call
b
: now
here it's morning already
c
: in an arbitrary location
a book here, a paper there
2
: at or in this point, particular, or case
here we agree
3
: in the present life or state : on earth
4
: to this place : hither
come here
5
used interjectionally in rebuke or encouragement
here now, that's enough

here

2 of 3

adjective

1
used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective
I like these here
this book here
2
nonstandard
used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified
this here book

here

3 of 3

noun

: this place
Where do we go from here?
Phrases
here goes
used interjectionally to express resolution or resignation especially at the beginning of a difficult or unpleasant undertaking
neither here nor there
: having no interest or relevance : of no consequence
comfort is neither here nor there to a real sailor

Examples of here in a Sentence

Adverb I'm here to help you. They have lived here for 30 years. “Hey, where are you?” “I'm over here.” I'm planning to be back here by 6:00. I've come here to help you. He rode his bicycle here this morning. When will you get here? Here the author introduces a new character. The speaker paused here for a moment. Here the film changes from black-and-white to color.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
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Word History

Etymology

Adverb, Adjective, and Noun

Middle English, from Old English hēr; akin to Old High German hier here, Old English he

First Known Use

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of here was before the 12th century

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“Here.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/here. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

here

1 of 2 adverb
1
: in or at this place
turn here
2
: at this point
here we agree
3
: to or into this place
come here

here

2 of 2 noun
: this place
get away from here

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