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

  • adverb To or toward that place; in that direction; there.
  • adjective Located or being on the more distant side; farther.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To that place: opposed to hither.
  • To that point, degree, or result; to that end.
  • Being in that place or direction; hence, further; more remote; opposite: opposed to hither.
  • To go thither.

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

  • adjective Being on the farther side from the person speaking; farther; -- a correlative of hither.
  • adjective Applied to time: On the thither side of, older than; of more years than. See Hither, a.
  • adverb To that place; -- opposed to hither.
  • adverb To that point, end, or result.
  • adverb to this place and to that; one way and another.

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

  • adverb dated To that place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb to or toward that place; away from the speaker


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

[Middle English, from Old English thider; see to- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Old English þider.


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  • See also hither.

    December 3, 2007

  • See also the pointless thitherward.

    August 9, 2008

  • Come to another place, to or towards that place

    May 27, 2009

  • It is also used as a pronoun, as in some of the examples on this page. 'They described the mountain and went thither.'

    October 31, 2011