from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. To what place, result, or condition: Whither are we wandering?
- conj. To which specified place or position: landed on the shores whither the storm had tossed them.
- conj. To whatever place, result, or condition: "Whither thou goest, I will go” ( Ruth 1:16).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. To which place.
- conj. To which place
- v. To wuther.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. To what place; -- used interrogatively
- adv. To what or which place; -- used relatively.
- adv. To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; -- used in a sense not physical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a rushing noise; make a tumult in the atmosphere; roar, rustle, or whistle, as the wind; bellow, as a bull.
- To what place?
- To what point or degree ? how far ?
- To which place.
- Where has now to a considerable extent taken the place, in conversational use, of whither: thus, it would seem rather stilted to say “whither are you going?” instead of “where are you going?” Whither is still used, however, in the more elevated or serious style, or when precision is required.
Middle English, from Old English hwider; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hwæder. (Wiktionary)