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

  • adverb In that direction; thither.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Toward that place, point, or side; in that direction.

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

  • adverb To ward that place; in that direction.

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  • adverb archaic Toward that place


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thither +‎ -ward


  • What was enthusiasm in the youth, he argues, must become temperament in the mature person: the “mere vision is little compared with the steady corresponding endeavor thitherward

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Aspendus, sailed thitherward himself with thirteen ships, promising the army at Samos that he would not fail to do them a great service.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Sending Boat, and she went speedily but quietly thitherward, her heart beating quick, for fear lest something should yet stay her, and her eyes glancing from brake to bush, as if she looked to see some enemy, old or new, come out thence.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Utterhay; for whiles I have deemed that I myself am drawn thitherward, wherefore it may be that we shall meet again in that place.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • She said: Go thitherward then while the moon is yet at her brightest, and thou shalt presently come to wide meads lying along the water, and a stream running through them.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • So he kept as still as he might, but gat his sword out of its sheath without noise, and then leapt up suddenly, and sprang thitherward whereas he had seen that token, and again saw armour gleam and heard some man crashing through the underwood, for all was gone in one moment.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • On swam Birdalone, not as one who had a mind to drown her for the forgetting of troubles, but both strongly and wisely; and she turned over on to her back, and looked on the stars above her, and steered herself by them thitherward whereas she deemed was the land under the wood.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • The boat sped on swiftly thitherward, so that it was not right long ere Birdalone beheld the green shore on either side of the said castle, and at last, three hours before sunset, she was drawing nigh thereto, and beheld it all clearly, what it was.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • So thitherward they rode over the unharvested mead, and saw hart and hind thereon, and wild kine, and of smaller deer great plenty, but of tame beasts none; and the hills were before them like a wall.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Some other men plunged thitherward with him, and more went along the road.

    The Fiddler of the Reels


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  • His objective point was the spring at the headwaters of Broderson Creek, in the hills on the eastern side of the Quien Sabe ranch. The trail afforded him a short cut thitherward.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, ch. 1

    Apparently identical to thither.

    August 9, 2008