Search Result for "thither":
1. to or toward that place; away from the speaker;
- Example: "go there around noon!"
[syn: there, thither]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thither \Thith"er\, adv. [OE. thider, AS. [eth]ider; akin to E. that; cf. Icel. [thorn]a[eth]ra there, Goth. [thorn]a[thorn]r[=o] thence. See That, and The.] 1. To that place; -- opposed to hither. [1913 Webster] This city is near; . . . O, let me escape thither. --Gen. xix. 20. [1913 Webster] Where I am, thither ye can not come. --John vii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To that point, end, or result; as, the argument tended thither. [1913 Webster] Hither and thither, to this place and to that; one way and another. [1913 Webster] Syn: There. Usage: Thither, There. Thither properly denotes motion toward a place; there denotes rest in a place; as, I am going thither, and shall meet you there. But thither has now become obsolete, except in poetry, or a style purposely conformed to the past, and there is now used in both senses; as, I shall go there to-morrow; we shall go there together. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thither \Thith"er\, a. 1. Being on the farther side from the person speaking; farther; -- a correlative of hither; as, on the thither side of the water. --W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] 2. Applied to time: On the thither side of, older than; of more years than. See Hither, a. --Huxley. [1913 Webster]