hither and yon

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hither and yon

old-fashioned + literary
: here and there : many different places
  • She has been very busy, traveling hither and yon.

Word by Word Definitions

hither play
  1. : to this place

  1. : being on the near or adjacent side

yon play
  1. : yonder

  1. : that or those yonder

  1. : yonder

  2. : thither


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hither and yon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!