What does hither mean?

Definitions for hither
ˈhɪð ərhith·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. here, hitheradverb

    to this place (especially toward the speaker)

    "come here, please"

Wiktionary

  1. hitheradverb

    To this place, to here.

    He went hither and thither.

    Etymology: hider. Cognate with Latin citer.

  2. hitheradverb

    here to

    Etymology: hider. Cognate with Latin citer.

  3. hitheradverb

    over here

    Etymology: hider. Cognate with Latin citer.

  4. hitheradjective

    On this side; the nearer.

    Etymology: hider. Cognate with Latin citer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hitheradverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel. hra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr; cf. L. citra on this side, or E. here, he. 183. Cf. He.]

  2. Hitheradverb

    to this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical

    Etymology: [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel. hra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr; cf. L. citra on this side, or E. here, he. 183. Cf. He.]

  3. Hitheradjective

    being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill

    Etymology: [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel. hra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr; cf. L. citra on this side, or E. here, he. 183. Cf. He.]

  4. Hitheradjective

    applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than

    Etymology: [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel. hra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr; cf. L. citra on this side, or E. here, he. 183. Cf. He.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hither

    hith′ėr, adv. to this place.—adj. toward the speaker: nearer.—v.i. to come—chiefly in phrase, 'to hither and thither'=to go to and fro.—adj. Hith′ermost, nearest on this side.—n. and adj. Hith′erside, the nearer side.—advs. Hith′erto, to this place or time: as yet; Hith′erward, towards this place.—Hither and thither, back and forward: to and from. [A.S. hider; Goth. hidrê, Ice. hêðra.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hither in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hither in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hither in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Harold Maslow:

    Become aware of internal, subjective subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc., with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hither unconscious and uncontrollable processes

  2. Omar Khayyám:

    Tis all a Checker-board of Nights and days where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    We run hither thither fine tuning different aspects of life and spread ourselves thin. Fine tune with your inner being, the source of all and you will fine tune in entirety. Let total tuning be instantised, shut your eyes, breathe and get MickeyMized.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. ..And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    He [King George III] has erected a multitude of New Offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

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