Definitions for hithertoˈhɪð ərˌtu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hith•er•toˈhɪð ərˌtu(adv.)

  1. up to this time; until now:

    a fact hitherto unknown.

  2. to here.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now(adverb)

    used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

    "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"


  1. hitherto(Adverb)

    Up to this or that time.

    The Wright Brothers flew the first successful manned, powered and controlled aircraft in 1903, a feat which hitherto had not been accomplished, except by Santos-Dumont.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hitherto(adverb)

    to this place; to a prescribed limit

  2. Hitherto(adverb)

    up to this time; as yet; until now

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hitherto' in Adverbs Frequency: #340

Translations for hitherto

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


up to this time

Hitherto, this information has been kept secret.

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