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Thither definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THITH'ER, adv. To that place; opposed to hither.
This city is near, O let me escape thither. Genesis 19.
Where I am, thither ye cannot come. John 7.
1. To that end or point.
Hither and thither, to this place and to that; one way and another.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: to or toward that place; away from the speaker; "go there around noon!" [syn: there, thither] [ant: here, hither]

Merriam Webster's

I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thider; akin to Old Norse thathra there, Old English thæt that Date: before 12th century to that place ; there II. adjective Date: 1830 being on the other and farther side ; more remote

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. archaic or formal to or towards that place. Etymology: OE thider, alt. (after HITHER) of thæder

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thither Thith"er, a. 1. Being on the farther side from the person speaking; farther; -- a correlative of hither; as, on the thither side of the water. --W. D. Howells. 2. Applied to time: On the thither side of, older than; of more years than. See Hither, a. --Huxley.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thither Thith"er, adv. [OE. thider, AS. [eth]ider; akin to E. that; cf. Icel. [thorn]a[eth]ra there, Goth. [thorn]a[thorn]r[=o] thence. See That, and The.] 1. To that place; -- opposed to hither. This city is near; . . . O, let me escape thither. --Gen. xix. 20. Where I am, thither ye can not come. --John vii. 34. 2. To that point, end, or result; as, the argument tended thither. Hither and thither, to this place and to that; one way and another. Syn: There. Usage: Thither, There. Thither properly denotes motion toward a place; there denotes rest in a place; as, I am going thither, and shall meet you there. But thither has now become obsolete, except in poetry, or a style purposely conformed to the past, and there is now used in both senses; as, I shall go there to-morrow; we shall go there together.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Thither means to the place that has already been mentioned. (OLD-FASHIONED) They have dragged themselves thither for shelter. = there hither and thither: see hither ADV: ADV after v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. 1. To that place, there. 2. To that point, to that end, to that result.


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