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Meaning of HITHER

Pronunciation:  'hidhur

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  to this place (especially toward the speaker); "come here, please"

HITHER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: here
 Antonyms: there, thither



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hith"er\, adv. [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel.
    h[=e][eth]ra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr[=e]; cf. L. citra
    on this side, or E. here, he. [root]183. Cf. {He}.]
    1. To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and
       implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and
       thither; as, to come or bring hither.
    2. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a
       sense not physical.
             Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the
             highest perfection of man.            --Hooker.
    {Hither and thither}, to and fro; backward and forward; in
       various directions. ``Victory is like a traveller, and
       goeth hither and thither.'' --Knolles.
  2. \Hith"er\, a.
    1. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking;
       nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the
       hither side of a hill. --Milton.
    2. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of
       fewer years than.
             And on the hither side, or so she looked, Of twenty
             summers.                              --Tennyson.
             To the present generation, that is to say, the
             people a few years on the hither and thither side of
             thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside
             of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aboard, among us, here, hereabout, hereabouts, hereat, hereinto, hereto, hereunto, hitherward, hitherwards, in this place, in this vicinity, just here, on board, on the spot, somewhere about, to this place, with us