What does hither mean?

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ˈhɪð ərhith·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. here, hither(adverb)

    to this place (especially toward the speaker)

    "come here, please"


  1. hither(Adverb)

    To this place, to here.

    He went hither and thither.

  2. hither(Adverb)

    here to

  3. hither(Adverb)

    over here

  4. hither(Adjective)

    On this side; the nearer.

  5. Origin: hider. Cognate with Latin citer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hither(adverb)

    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. Hither(adverb)

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

  3. Hither(adj)

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

  4. Hither(adj)

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

  5. Origin: [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.]

How to pronounce hither?

  1. Alex
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How to say hither in sign language?

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  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. 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.

  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. Alexander Pope:

    Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th'instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies.

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