from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In or at that indicated place: the house over yonder.
- adj. Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight: "Yonder hills,” he said, pointing.
- pro. One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a distant, indicated place; over there.
- Distant but within sight
- n. Something that is distant but within sight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. At a distance, but within view.
- adj. Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At or in that (more or less distant) place; at or in that place there.
- Chaucer uses the adverb frequently before the noun, and preceded by that or the: a use indicating the transition to the adjective use:
- Being at a distance within view, or as conceived within view; that or those, referring to persons or things at a distance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
- adv. at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)
Middle English, from yond, yond; see yond.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Cognate with Dutch ginder ('over there'). (Wiktionary)