No whither
Whither Whith"er, adv. [OE. whider. AS. hwider; akin to E. where, who; cf. Goth. hvadr[=e] whither. See {Who}, and cf. {Hither}, {Thither}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To what place; -- used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou? ``Whider may I flee?'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Sir Valentine, whither away so fast? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To what or which place; -- used relatively. [1913 Webster]

That no man should know . . . whither that he went. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

We came unto the land whither thou sentest us. --Num. xiii. 27. [1913 Webster]

3. To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; -- used in a sense not physical. [1913 Webster]

Nor have I . . . whither to appeal. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Where.

Usage: {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?'' [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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