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

  • adv. To or toward that place; in that direction; there: running hither and thither.
  • adj. Located or being on the more distant side; farther: the thither side of the pond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. To that place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adv. to or toward that place; away from the speaker


Middle English, from Old English thider; see to- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English þider. (Wiktionary)



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  • 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

  • Come to another place, to or towards that place

    May 27, 2009

  • See also the pointless thitherward.

    August 9, 2008

  • See also hither.

    December 3, 2007