Hypertext Webster Gateway: "hither"

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv : to this place (especially toward the speaker); "come here,
please" [syn: {here}] [ant: {there}]

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