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Wordnet 3.0


1. in or to various places; first this place and then that;
- Example: "he worked here and there but never for long in one town"
- Example: "we drove here and there in the darkness"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

There \There\, adv. [OE. ther, AS. [eth][=ae]r; akin to D. daar, G. da, OHG. d[=a]r, Sw. & Dan. der, Icel. & Goth. [thorn]ar, Skr. tarhi then, and E. that. [root]184. See That, pron.] 1. In or at that place. "[They] there left me and my man, both bound together." --Shak. [1913 Webster] The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. --Ge. ii. 8. [1913 Webster] Note: In distinction from here, there usually signifies a place farther off. "Darkness there might well seem twilight here." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech. [1913 Webster] The law that theaten'd death becomes thy friend And turns it to exile; there art thou happy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To or into that place; thither. [1913 Webster] The rarest that e'er came there. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: There is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling the attention to something, especially to something distant; as, there, there! see there! look there! There is often used as an expletive, and in this use, when it introduces a sentence or clause, the verb precedes its subject. [1913 Webster] A knight there was, and that a worthy man. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] There is a path which no fowl knoweth. --Job xxviii. 7. [1913 Webster] Wherever there is a sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced. --Locke. [1913 Webster] There have been that have delivered themselves from their ills by their good fortune or virtue. --Suckling. [1913 Webster] Note: There is much used in composition, and often has the sense of a pronoun. See Thereabout, Thereafter, Therefrom, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: There was formerly used in the sense of where. [1913 Webster] Spend their good there it is reasonable. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Here and there, in one place and another. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Thither. [1913 Webster] Thereabout
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Here \Here\ (h[=e]r), adv. [OE. her, AS. h[=e]r; akin to OS. h[=e]r, D. hier, OHG. hiar, G. hier, Icel. & Goth. h[=e]r, Dan. her, Sw. h[aum]r; fr. root of E. he. See He.] 1. In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there. [1913 Webster] He is not here, for he is risen. --Matt. xxviii. 6. [1913 Webster] 2. In the present life or state. [1913 Webster] Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither. [1913 Webster] Here comes Virgil. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Thou led'st me here. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 4. At this point of time, or of an argument; now. [1913 Webster] The prisoner here made violent efforts to rise. --Warren. [1913 Webster] Note: Here, in the last sense, is sometimes used before a verb without subject; as, Here goes, for Now (something or somebody) goes; -- especially occurring thus in drinking healths. "Here's [a health] to thee, Dick." --Cowley. [1913 Webster] Here and there, in one place and another; in a dispersed manner; irregularly. "Footsteps here and there." --Longfellow. It is neither, here nor there, it is neither in this place nor in that, neither in one place nor in another; hence, it is to no purpose, irrelevant, nonsense. --Shak. Herea-bout
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

here and there adv 1: in or to various places; first this place and then that; "he worked here and there but never for long in one town"; "we drove here and there in the darkness"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "here and there": at intervals, at large, at times, betimes, brokenly, by catches, by fits, by jerks, by skips, by snatches, diffusely, disconnectedly, discontinuously, dispersedly, ever and again, ever and anon, everywhere, exiguously, fitfully, haphazardly, in all quarters, in places, in spots, in various places, infrequently, intermittently, meagerly, now, now and again, occasionally, passim, per saltum, piddlingly, randomly, rarely, scantily, scarcely, scrimpily, skimpily, skippingly, sparsely, sparsim, sporadically, spottily, stingily, throughout, wherever you look, willy-nilly