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
- 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.
- 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.
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)
Middle English, from Old English hider; see ko- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English hider. Cognate with Latin citer. (Wiktionary)