American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Yonder.
- pro. Regional That one or those yonder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That or those, referring to an object at a distance; yonder: now chiefly poetic.
- Same as yonder.
- adj. Distant, but within sight.
- adv. Yonder.
- pro. That one or those over there.
- abbr. knitting yarn over needle
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)
- adj. distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
- Old English ġeon (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, short for yond, yond; see yond and yonder, yonder; see yonder. Pron., Middle English, from Old English geon; see i- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The making-up of the Madras into a turban is called "tying a head" (_marré yon tête_); and a prettily folded turban is spoken of as "a head well tied" (_yon tête bien marré_) ....”
“Such a word as _yonder_ is common enough still; but its corresponding adjective _yon_, as in the phrase "yon man," is usually relegated to our dialects.”
“If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; It may be, in yon smoke conceal'd, Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers, And, but for you, possess the field.”
“Weather like yon is too good to last," said Mrs. Watson complacently,”
“And seek in yon green glen the joy that waits our hearts, my Dear.”
“There is a gentleman that is up in yon lodge on the hill above Glendyer.”
“And my wife, who cherished her sweet infancy, is now within yon brae.”
“-- stern duty seals our doom Though here I call yon conscious clouds to witness, Could I pursue the bias of my soul, All friends, all right of parents, I'd disclaim,”
“a fure yon will not leave me. 'ly the word yon will not go, cruel let me find ye,”
“What do they call yon, and what is the name of the one whose sale you wish to trace? ”
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