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Webster 1913 Edition


Thither

Thith′er

,
adv.
[OE.
thider
, AS.
ðider
; akin to E.
that
; cf. Icel.
þaðra
there, Goth.
þaþrō
thence. See
That
, and
The
.]
1.
To that place; – opposed to
hither
.
This city is near; . . . O, let me escape
thither
.
Gen. xix. 20.
Where I am,
thither
ye can not come.
John vii. 34.
2.
To that point, end, or result;
as, the argument tended
thither
.
Hither and thither
,
to this place and to that; one way and another.
Syn. – There.
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
.

Thith′er

,
Adj.
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.
2.
Applied to time: On the thither side of, older than; of more years than. See
Hither
,
Adj.
Huxley.

Webster 1828 Edition


Thither

THITH'ER

,
adv.
To that place; opposed to hither.
This city is near, O let me escape thither. Gen.19.
Where I am, thither ye cannot come. John 7.
1.
To that end or point.
Hither and thither, to this place and to that; one way and another.

Definition 2022


thither

thither

English

Adverb

thither (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly literary or law, dated) To that place.
    • Bible, Genesis xix. 20
      This city is near; [] O, let me escape thither.
    • 1661, Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist,page 9:
      [] Eleutherius, who thinking himself concern'd , because he brought me thither []
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops:
      And there rises a shining palace whose crystal glittering roof is seen by mariners who traverse the extensive sea in barks built expressly for that purpose, and thither come all herds and fatlings and firstfruits of that land for O'Connell Fitzsimon takes toll of them, a chieftain descended from chieftains.
  2. (dated) To that point, end, or result.
    The argument tended thither.

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