Definitions

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

  • adverb & adjective Yonder.
  • pronoun That one or those yonder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That or those, referring to an object at a distance; yonder: now chiefly poetic.
  • Same as yonder.

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

  • adverb Obs. or Poetic Yonder.
  • adjective Poetic At a distance, but within view; yonder.

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

  • abbreviation knitting yarn over needle
  • adjective Distant, but within sight.
  • adverb Yonder.
  • pronoun That one or those over there.

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

  • adverb at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)
  • adjective distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, short for yond, yond; see yond and yonder, yonder; see yonder. Pron., Middle English, from Old English geon; see i- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English ġeon

Examples

Comments

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  • See hither and thither.

    December 3, 2007

  • yonic does not, however, mean the quality of being yon

    December 3, 2007

  • "They crawled happily hither and yon, and every now and then he had to redirect one of them before he or she could pull a chair over or bump his/her head on the underside of the Formica table in the kitchen galley."

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007