AskDefine | Define hither

Dictionary Definition

hither adv : to this place (especially toward the speaker); "come here, please" [syn: here] [ant: there]

User Contributed Dictionary





  • /ˈhɪðə/


  1. In the context of "literary|or|archaic": To this place, to here.
    He went hither and thither.

Derived terms


to here
  • Danish: herhen, hid
  • Dutch: hier, alhier
  • Faroese: higar
  • Finnish: tänne
  • French: ici, çà
  • German: hierher, hierhin
  • Icelandic: hingað
  • Italian: qui, qua
  • Latin: huc
  • Russian: сюда
  • Spanish: aquí, acá
  • Turkish: buraya


  1. On this side; the nearer.
    • 1954, The essential Not-self could be perceived very clearly in things and in living creatures on the hither side of good and evil. — Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 30)


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aboard, among us, here, hereabout, hereabouts, hereat, hereinto, hereto, hereunto, hitherward, hitherwards, in this place, in this vicinity, just here, on board, on the spot, somewhere about, to this place, with us
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