yonder

1 of 3

adverb

yon·​der ˈyän-dər How to pronounce yonder (audio)
: at or in that indicated more or less distant place usually within sight

yonder

2 of 3

adjective

1
: farther removed : more distant
2
: being at a distance within view or at a place or in a direction known or indicated

yonder

3 of 3

pronoun

: something that is or is in an indicated more or less distant place

Examples of yonder in a Sentence

Adverb We could see people gathering down yonder by the riverbank. look yonder and you'll see the skyline of the city

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

Middle English, from yond + -er (as in hither)

First Known Use

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yonder was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Yonder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yonder. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

yonder

1 of 2 adverb
yon·​der ˈyän-dər How to pronounce yonder (audio)
: at or to that place : over there

yonder

2 of 2 adjective
1
: more distant
the yonder side of the river
2
: being at a distance within view
yonder hills

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