whither

adverb
whith·er | \ˈhwi-t͟hər, ˈwi-\

Definition of whither 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to what place whither will they go

2 : to what situation, position, degree, or end whither will this abuse drive him

whither

conjunction

Definition of whither (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : to what place knew whither to go— Daniel Defoe

b : to what situation, position, degree, or end

2a : to the place at, in, or to which

b : to which place

3 : to whatever place

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Synonyms for whither

Synonyms: Adverb

where, whereabouts (also whereabout)

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Examples of whither in a Sentence

Adverb

He grew up in New York City whither his family had immigrated in the early 1920s. whither are you going, my lady?

First Known Use of whither

Adverb

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

Conjunction

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

History and Etymology for whither

Adverb

Middle English, from Old English hwider; akin to Latin quis who and to Old English hider hither — more at who, hither

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

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whither

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of whither

: to what place

whither

adverb
whith·er | \ˈhwi-t͟hər, ˈwi-\

Kids Definition of whither

: to what place or situation Whither will they go?

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