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whither

adverb whith·er \ ˈhwi-t͟hər , ˈwi- \

Definition of whither

1 : to what place
  • whither will they go
2 : to what situation, position, degree, or end
  • whither will this abuse drive him

Examples of whither in a Sentence

  1. He grew up in New York City whither his family had immigrated in the early 1920s.

  2. whither are you going, my lady?

Origin and Etymology of whither

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

whither Synonyms

Synonyms
whereabouts (also whereabout), where
Related Words
wherever
Near Antonyms
whence

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whither

conjunction

Definition of whither

1 a : to what place
  • knew whither to go
  • —Daniel Defoe
b : to what situation, position, degree, or end
2 a : to the place at, in, or to which
b : to which place
3 : to whatever place

First Known Use of whither

before 12th century


WHITHER Defined for English Language Learners

whither

adverb

Definition of whither for English Language Learners

  • : to what place


WHITHER Defined for Kids

whither

adverb whith·er \ ˈhwi-t͟hər , ˈwi- \

Definition of whither for Students

: to what place or situation Whither will they go?


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