Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb At or in this place.
  • adverb At this time; now.
  • adverb At or on this point, detail, or item.
  • adverb In the present life or condition.
  • adverb To this place; hither.
  • adjective Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun this or these, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective this or these:
  • adjective Nonstandard Used for emphasis between the demonstrative adjective this or these and a noun.
  • interjection Used to respond to a roll call, attract attention, command an animal, or rebuke, admonish, or concur.
  • noun This place.
  • noun The present time or state.
  • idiom (be out of here) To leave; depart.
  • idiom (neither here nor there) Unimportant and irrelevant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of hear.
  • noun A Middle English form of hair.
  • noun An army; a host; a hostile host.
  • noun Specifically In Anglo-Saxon history, an invading army, either that of the enemy, as the Danish invaders, or the national troops serving abroad. See fyrd.
  • noun An individual enemy.
  • See he
  • In the place or region where the person speaking is; on this spot or in this locality.
  • At the point of space or of progress just mentioned or attained; at or in the place or situation now spoken of: as, here we tarried a month; here the speaker paused.
  • At the place or in the situation pointed out, or assumed to be shown or indicated: as, here (in a picture) we see a cottage, and here a tree.
  • At the nearer point, or at the one first indicated: opposed to there.
  • To this place; to the situation or locality where the speaker is.
  • In the present life or state; on earth.
  • A phrase used in calling attention to a toast or wish: as, here′ s a health to you; here′ s luck to you.
  • noun That which is here; the present; this world.
  • noun See Hera.
  • noun A Middle English form of hare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Hair.
  • pronoun obsolete See her, their.
  • pronoun obsolete Her; hers. See Her.
  • adverb In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.
  • adverb In the present life or state.
  • adverb To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.
  • adverb At this point of time, or of an argument; now.
  • adverb in one place and another; in a dispersed manner; irregularly.
  • adverb it is neither in this place nor in that, neither in one place nor in another; hence, it is to no purpose, irrelevant, nonsense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An army, host
  • noun A hostile force
  • noun Anglo-Saxon An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare fyrd.
  • noun An enemy, individual enemy
  • noun abstract This place; this location.
  • noun abstract This time, the present situation.
  • adverb location In, on, or at this place.
  • adverb location To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
  • adverb abstract In this context.
  • adverb At this point in the argument or narration.
  • adjective filler after a noun or demonstrative pronoun, solely for emphasis
  • adjective filler after a demonstrative pronoun but before the noun it modifies, solely for emphasis
  • interjection UK, slang used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English hēr; see ko- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old Scots heir, from Middle English here, heere ("army"), from Old English here ("army"), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (“army”), from Proto-Indo-European *kory- (“war, troops”). Cognate with Old Saxon heri ("army"), Dutch heer, heir, Old High German heri, hari (German Heer, "army"), Danish hær ("army"), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌹𐍃 (harjis, "army"). More at harry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English here, from Old English hēr ("in this place"), from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r, from Proto-Indo-European *ki- (“this”) + adverbial suffix *-r. Cognate with the English pronoun he.

Examples

  • _theeäzam here, theeäzamy here_, and _thizzam here_ for these, or these here; and sometimes without the pleonastic and unnecessary _here_.

    The Dialect of the West of England; Particularly Somersetshire

  • And we knew there was a market here that was famous..here is a water color.

    Despite Cold Weather, Paris Christmas Flea Market is Big Attraction

  • An alternative, dialetheic account of motion, which takes at face value the aforementioned Hegelian idea that “Something moves, not because at one moment it is here and another there, but because at one and the same moment it is here and not here, because in this ˜here™, it at once is and is not”, is exposed in Priest, 1987, Ch. 12.

    Dialetheism

  • “Something moves, not because at one moment it is here and another there, but because at one and the same moment it is here and not here, because in this ˜here™, it at once is and is not” (1831, p. 440).

    Dialetheism

  • “You have one here, you have one back here—“ “Oh, I didn’t even know about that, yeah.

    Alive In Truth

  • We might long to go here, "she brought her fist up to her breast, and then raised it to her head --" but there was that _here_ which kept us to the camp and their will.

    The Defiant Agents

  • The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here; but it can never forget what _they did here_.

    Practical Grammar and Composition

  • A man and a woman HAVE been here (not _has been here_).

    Practical Grammar and Composition

  • And now only one of those two years is gone; and -- I am here, _here_, alive only through charity!

    The Genius

  • It is for us, the living, _rather_, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which _they who fought here_ have thus far so nobly advanced.

    Practical Grammar and Composition

Comments

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  • hey zero, how come you change your comments all the time? Are they quotes?

    January 26, 2007

  • In bizzaro world, the wee fish leaves YOU!

    January 26, 2007

  • away from you, i hold hands with the air,

    your imagined, untouchable hand. not there,

    your fingers braid with mine as i walk.

    far away in my heart you start to talk.

    i squeeze the air, kicking the auburn leaves,

    everything suddenly gold. i half believe

    your hand is holding mine. the way it would

    if you were here. what do you say

    in my heart? i bend my head to listen, then feel

    your hand reach out and stroke my hair, as real

    as the wind caressing the fretful trees above.

    now i can hear you clearly, speaking of love.

    - c.a.d

    January 26, 2007

  • "here" in Hungarian means: testicle / drone (male bee)

    August 7, 2012