Whith"er (?), adv. [OE. whider. AS. hwider; akin to E. where, who; cf. Goth. hvadrxc7; whither. See Who, and cf. Hither, Thither.]
To what place; -- used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou?
may I flee?"
Sir Valentine, whither away so fast?
To what or which place; -- used relatively.
That no man should know . . . whither that he went.
We came unto the land whither thou sentest us.
Num. xiii. 27.
To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; -- used in a sense not physical.
Nor have I . . . whither to appeal.
Any whither, to any place; anywhere. [Obs.] "Any whither, in hope of life eternal." Jer. Taylor. -- No whither, to no place; nowhere. [Obs.]
2 Kings v. 25.
Syn. -- Where. -- Whither, Where. Whither properly implies motion to place, and where rest in a place. Whither is now, however, to a great extent, obsolete, except in poetry, or in compositions of a grave and serious character and in language where precision is required. Where has taken its place, as in the question, "Where are you going?"
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