\ 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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Each muscle in your torso is activated here to stabilize the body, as well as the biceps. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 The experience of many North African and Middle Eastern immigrants here has been grim. Rick Noack And Sandra Mehl, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 And Mazda has yet to certify the Skyactiv-X technology here, so our market will likely get a gasoline 3.0-liter. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 13 May 2022 Christians have lived peacefully with their Muslim neighbours here in Sokoto over the years ... Stephanie Busari, CNN, 13 May 2022 Both shepherds and tourist operators can make a living here in perfect balance. Mary Winston Nicklin, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Sinkholes that open suddenly in the ground are a feature of karst topography, an endemic part of the local landscape here. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2022 That’s because the 13 songs here cherry-pick from the most satisfying aspects of Radiohead’s discography without sounding like a rehash. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 13 May 2022 Her basic requirements are fairly straight- forward: Love God, be funny, and (here’s that Venus in Gemini again) challenge her mind. Allure, 13 May 2022 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, 4 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Heres’s his response:, 13 July 2017 See More

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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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15 May 2022

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“Here.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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\ ˈhir How to pronounce here (audio) \

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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