\ ˈhir How to pronounce here (audio) \

Definition of here

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : 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 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



Definition of here (Entry 2 of 3)

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



Definition of here (Entry 3 of 3)

: this place Where do we go from here?

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb For more information about the new Italian chicken sandwich, click here. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "Toarmina's Pizza unveils new contender in chicken sandwich craze: how it's different," 30 Apr. 2021 Click here for more second-round NFL mock draft predictions for the Cardinals. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Cardinals NFL draft updates: Trade coming in second round of 2021 NFL draft?," 30 Apr. 2021 To take a deeper dive into the state’s coronavirus statistics click here., "Mass. reports 99,817 new COVID-19 vaccinations," 30 Apr. 2021 Zoo Babies is one of my favorite assignments here at The Enquirer., "© Copyright Gannett 2021," 30 Apr. 2021 This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "Our Hero?," 30 Apr. 2021 Click here to schedule or go to the Northern Kentucky Health Department website to do so. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, "COVID-19 vaccine: Where to walk in for a shot, make an appointment in Cincinnati region," 29 Apr. 2021 Watchdog newsletter: Sign up for The Watchdog’s FREE weekly newsletter to keep up: click here. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "Don’t read this story unless you want to learn about secrets being kept from us in the Texas electricity crisis," 29 Apr. 2021 To donate to any of the charities mentioned in this article click the button below or click here. Ashley Vaughan, CNN, "The coronavirus is ravaging India. Here's how you can help," 27 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective One is here June 8 against Trinidad and Tobago, followed by a crucial match at Mexico on June 11. John Meyer, The Denver Post, "Tim Howard returns from suspension hoping to stop slide of reeling Rapids," 4 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Heres’s his response:, "Are the Lords of Golf in the Tank with Trump?," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of here


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


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1605, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for here

Adverb, Adjective, and Noun

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

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

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3 May 2021

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“Here.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of here

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in this place : at this location
: to or into this place
: at this point in a process, activity, story, etc.



English Language Learners Definition of here (Entry 2 of 2)

: this place
: this point


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Kids Definition of here

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : in or at this place Stand here.
2 : at this time : happening now Summer is here at last.
3 : to or into this place : hither Come here.



Kids Definition of here (Entry 2 of 2)

: this place Get away from here.

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