thither

adverb
thith·​er | \ ˈthi-t͟hər How to pronounce thither (audio) also ˈt͟hi- How to pronounce thither (audio) \

Definition of thither

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to that place : there

thither

adjective

Definition of thither (Entry 2 of 2)

: being on the other and farther side : more remote

Examples of thither in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Leonard is forced off his father's farm in a shocking incident and wanders hither and thither, becoming a slave to gypsies, a farmworker, a sailor, a diver and a horseman. Dallas News, "Don't let a bad reader ruin your audiobook experience: Here are recordings to savor — and to avoid," 20 Aug. 2019 In one of the film’s best running gags, the Arpels’ pet dachshund rushes hither and thither, joining the many stray dogs of the neighborhood and following them in and out of formal buildings. Peter Cowie, WSJ, "Hilariously Stuck Between Modernity and the Past," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of thither

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thither

Adverb

Middle English, from Old English thider; akin to Old Norse thathra there, Old English thæt that

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“Thither.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thither. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for thither

thither

adverb
How to pronounce thither (audio) How to pronounce thither (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of thither

old-fashioned + literary : to that place

thither

adverb
thith·​er | \ ˈthi-t͟hər How to pronounce thither (audio) \

Kids Definition of thither

: to that place : there We walked thither and back.

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