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Webster 1913 Edition


Yonder

Yon′der

,
adv.
[OE.
yonder
,
ȝonder
; cf. OD.
ginder
, Goth.
jaindr[GREEK]
there. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK]. See
Yond
,
adv.
]
At a distance, but within view.
Yonder
are two apple women scolding.
Arbuthnot.

Yon′der

,
Adj.
Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon.
“Yon flowery arbors, yonder alleys green.”
Milton.
Yonder sea of light.”
Keble.
Yonder
men are too many for an embassage.
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Yonder

YON

, YOND, YONDER,
Adj.
[G.] Being at a distance within view.
Yonder men are too many for an embassy.
Read thy lot in yon celestial sign.
Yon flowery arbors, yonder alleys green.

YON

, YOND, YONDER,
adv.
At a distance within view. When we use this word, we often point the hand or direct the eye to the place or object.
First and chiefest, with thee bring him that yon soars on golden wing.
Yonder are two apple women scolding.

Definition 2022


yonder

yonder

English

Adverb

yonder (not comparable)

  1. (informal, dialect) In a distant, indicated place; over there.
    Whose home is that yonder?
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterI:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there. []."
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 2, chapter 2
      Fire, the Sword, and Plagueǃ They may all be found in the yonder city; on my head alone may they fallǃ

Translations

Determiner

yonder

  1. Distant but within sight
    Yonder peasant - who is he?
    • 2006, Cécile Corbel (lyrics and music), “Siúil a ruin”, in Songbook 1 (CD, in English and Irish), Brittany: Keltia Musique, performed by Cécile Corbel:
      I wish I were on yonder hill
      and there I'd sit and I'd cry my fill,
      and ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
      And a blessing walk with you, my love

Synonyms

  • (distant but within sight): yon

Translations

Noun

yonder (plural yonders)

  1. Something that is distant but within sight.
    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, riding high into the sky.

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Usage notes

The term yonder is used more often in the South than elsewhere in the US.

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