Definitions

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

  • adv. Hither.

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  • adv. Toward this place

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward this place; hither.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward this place; this way.
  • To this time.

Etymologies

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hither +‎ -ward

Examples

  • Songs thereof would I sing -- to all that hitherward comes would I welcome give;

    John Lundberg: Physicist Decodes a Walt Whitman Poem

  • “It may be,” said the Abbot, “that Foster will wait for Murray, whose purpose hitherward is but delayed for a short space.”

    The Monastery

  • I am to face this leviathan Charles, who will presently swim hitherward, cleaving the deep before him.

    Quentin Durward

  • Back, thou wretch, to meet thy brother miscreants, who are hastening hitherward.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • A brown sunburnt gentleman, who appears in some inaptitude for sleep to be wandering abroad rather than counting the hours on a restless pillow, strolls hitherward at this quiet time.

    Bleak House

  • Across the intervening levels the gale races in a straight line from the fort, as if breathed out of it hitherward.

    A Changed Man

  • She knew the point whence the sound proceeded — the hill-top over which travellers passed on their way hitherward from Sherton

    The Woodlanders

  • At the one side of Beyrout sixteen mile, to come hitherward, is the city of Sydon.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And sithen hitherward might no knight see her, but that he died anon.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Whatever clouds may be formed by evaporation of the sea, they seldom or never hover over this small territory; but, in all probability, are attracted by the mountains that surround it, and there fall in rain or snow: as for those that gather from other quarters, I suppose their progress hitherward is obstructed by those very Alps, which rise one over another, to an extent of many leagues.

    Travels through France and Italy

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