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ˈyɒn dəryon·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yonder, yonadverb

    distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)

    "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?"

  2. yonder, yonadverb

    at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)

    "the house yonder"; "scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham


  1. yondernoun

    Something that is distant but within sight.

    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, riding high into the sky.

  2. yonderadverb

    Distant but within sight

    Yonder peasant - who is he?

  3. yonderadverb

    In a distant, indicated place; over there.

    Yonder peasant - who is he?

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Yon, Yond, Yonderadjective

    Being at a distance within view.

    Etymology: geond , Saxon.

    Madam, yond young fellow swears he will speak with you. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    Good mother, do not marry me to yon fool. William Shakespeare.

    Would you not laugh to meet a great counsellor of state in a flat cap, his gloves under his girdle, and yond haberdasher in a velvet gown furred with sables? Ben Jonson, Discoveries.

    Tigranes, being encamped upon a hill with four hundred thousand men, discovered the army of the Romans, being not above fourteen thousand, marching towards him: he made himself merry with it, and said, yonder men are too many for an ambassage, and too few for a fight. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    For proof look up,
    And read thy lot in yon celestial sign. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    Yon flow’ry arbors, yonder allies green. John Milton.

    Let other swains attend the rural care,
    But nigh yon mountain let me tune my lays. Alexander Pope.

  2. Yon, Yond, Yonderadverb

    At a distance within view. It is used when we direct the eye from another thing to the object.

    The fringed curtains of thine eyes advance,
    And say what thou see’st yond. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    First, and chiefest, with thee bring
    Him that yon soars on golden wing,
    Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne,
    The cherub, contemplation. John Milton.

    Yonder are two apple-women scolding. Scriblerus Club .


  1. yonder

    Yonder is an adverb, adjective, or noun which refers to a location that is far away, often within sight but too distant to clearly distinguish. It is typically used in a literary or poetic context or with a sense of romanticism or nostalgia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yonderadverb

    at a distance, but within view

  2. Yonderadjective

    being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon

  3. Etymology: [OE. yonder, onder; cf. OD. ginder, Goth. jaindr there. . See Yond, adv.]

Anagrams for yonder »

  1. droney

  2. Rodney

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yonder in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yonder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of yonder in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    But, soft what light through yonder window breaks It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

  2. William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 1:

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

  3. Roho Hartman:

    I said, 'Hey, could you give me a ride home?' he said ‘Where do you live?’…I said, ‘Just right over yonder.'.

  4. Mark Twain:

    A verb has a hard enough time of it in this world when it is all together. It's downright inhuman to split it up. But that's what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it a way over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel Polonius By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet Or like a whale Polonius Very like a whale.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    A suspicious
    B abrupt
    C profound
    D sought

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