from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At or in this place: Stop here for a rest.
- adv. At this time; now: We'll adjourn the meeting here and discuss remaining issues after lunch.
- adv. At or on this point, detail, or item: Here I must disagree.
- adv. In the present life or condition.
- adv. To this place; hither: Come here, please.
- adj. Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun this or these, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective this or these: This tire here is flat.
- adj. Nonstandard Used for emphasis between the demonstrative adjective this or these and a noun: This here tire is flat.
- interj. Used to respond to a roll call, attract attention, command an animal, or rebuke, admonish, or concur.
- n. This place: "It would be difficult from here, with the certainty of armed gunmen inside, to bring him out alive” ( Howard Kaplan).
- n. The present time or state: We are living in the here and can only speculate about the hereafter.
- idiom neither here nor there Unimportant and irrelevant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. This place; this location.
- n. This time, the present situation.
- adv. In, on, or at this place.
- adv. To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
- adv. In this context.
- adv. At this point in the argument or narration.
- adj. filler after a noun or demonstrative pronoun, solely for emphasis
- adj. filler after a demonstrative pronoun but before the noun it modifies, solely for emphasis
- interj. used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.
- n. An army, host
- n. A hostile force
- n. An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare fyrd.
- n. An enemy, individual enemy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Hair.
- pro. See her, their.
- pro. Her; hers. See Her.
- adv. In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to
- adv. In the present life or state.
- adv. To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.
- adv. At this point of time, or of an argument; now.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the place or region where the person speaking is; on this spot or in this locality.
- At the point of space or of progress just mentioned or attained; at or in the place or situation now spoken of: as, here we tarried a month; here the speaker paused.
- At the place or in the situation pointed out, or assumed to be shown or indicated: as, here (in a picture) we see a cottage, and here a tree.
- At the nearer point, or at the one first indicated: opposed to there.
- To this place; to the situation or locality where the speaker is.
- In the present life or state; on earth.
- A phrase used in calling attention to a toast or wish: as, here′ s a health to you; here′ s luck to you.
- n. An army; a host; a hostile host.
- n. Specifically In Anglo-Saxon history, an invading army, either that of the enemy, as the Danish invaders, or the national troops serving abroad. See fyrd.
- n. An individual enemy.
- See he
- A Middle English form of hear.
- n. A Middle English form of hair.
- n. A Middle English form of hare.
- n. See Hera.
- n. That which is here; the present; this world.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the present location; this place
- adj. being here now
- adv. in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail
- adv. in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
- n. queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
- adv. at this time; now
- adv. to this place (especially toward the speaker)
Middle English, from Old English hēr; see ko- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English here, from Old English hēr ("in this place"), from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r, from Proto-Indo-European *ki- (“this”) + adverbial suffix *-r. Cognate with the English pronoun he. (Wiktionary)
From Old Scots heir, from Middle English here, heere ("army"), from Old English here ("army"), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (“army”), from Proto-Indo-European *kory- (“war, troops”). Cognate with Old Saxon heri ("army"), Dutch heer, heir, Old High German heri, hari (German Heer, "army"), Danish hær ("army"), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌹𐍃 (harjis, "army"). More at harry. (Wiktionary)