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hither

adverb hith·er \ ˈhi-t͟hər \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of hither

: to this place

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Origin and Etymology of hither

Middle English hider, hither, from Old English hider; akin to Goth hidre hither, Latin citra on this side — more at he


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hither

adjective

Definition of hither

: being on the near or adjacent side

Examples of hither in a Sentence

  1. we began to explore the hither bank while our companions crossed the creek to explore the yonder bank

First Known Use of hither

14th century

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hither Synonyms

Synonyms

closer, near, nigher, this;

Near Antonyms

distant, remote, remoter;

back, outside;

Related Words

fore, forward, front, inside;



HITHER Defined for English Language Learners

hither

Definition of hither for English Language Learners

  • : to this place


HITHER Defined for Kids

hither

adverb hith·er \ ˈhi-t͟hər \

Definition of hither for Students

: to this place
  • Come hither.


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