from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. To or toward this place: Come hither.
- adj. Located on the near side.
- idiom thither In or to many places; here and there: looked hither and thither for the ring; ran hither and yon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. To this place, to here.
- adv. here to
- adv. over here
- adj. On this side; the nearer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther.
- adj. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.
- adv. To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither.
- adv. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To this place: used with verbs signifying motion: as, to come hither; to bring hither.
- To this time; up to the present time.
- To this point; to this end; to this argument or conclusion.
- On the side or in the direction of the person speaking; near: correlative of further: as, on the hither side of a hill.
- To come hither.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to this place (especially toward the speaker)
Mat 22: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?
Now he had already said to the birds, ‘With me is a young man, a mere youth, whom destiny brought hither from a distant land; and I desire of you that ye take him up and carry him to his own country.’
Ibrahim, Wazir to King Shamikh; and the manner of my coming hither is wondrous and the cause thereof marvellous.
Lots of positive enthusiasm about my work and how the team was going to spread my name hither and yon among readers of the world.
One day, therefore, she called hither her son, Love (Cupid, some name him), and bade him sharpen his weapons.
One day, therefore, she called hither her son, Love [Cupid, some name him], and bade him sharpen his weapons.
And seeing an Arahant approaching the house-door, she bade him 'Come in hither, lord,' and did him homage, showing him to a seat; she then took his bowl and filled it with food.
Then as I stood there, I felt the door behind me yield a bit and a hand was thrust out, and a voice whispered, "Harry, Harry, come in hither; we can hold the house against an army."
Indeed, I have no opportunity, for there they both are coming hither from the house.
When daylight came, Thaine Aydelot saw the frontier line that he had proudly felt himself called hither to push back, and the reality of it was awful.
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