Hith"er (?), adv. [OE. hider, AS. hider; akin to Icel. hra, Dan. hid, Sw. hit, Goth. hidr; cf. L. citra on this side, or E. here, he. 183. Cf. He.]

1.

To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.

2.

To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.

Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the highest perfection of man. Hooker.

Hither and thither, to and fro; backward and forward; in various directions. "Victory is like a traveller, and goeth hither and thither."

Knolles.

 

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Hith"er, a.

1.

Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill.

Milton.

2.

Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.

And on the hither side, or so she looked, Of twenty summers. Tennyson.

To the present generation, that is to say, the people a few years on the hither and thither side of thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday. Huxley.

 

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