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hither


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hither  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hither  \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. 
  --Huxley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hither 
  adv  :  to  this  place  (especially  toward  the  speaker);  "come  here 
  please"  [syn:  {here}]  [ant:  {there}] 




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