Thither
Thither Thith"er, adv. [OE. thider, AS. [eth]ider; akin to E. that; cf. Icel. [thorn]a[eth]ra there, Goth. [thorn]a[thorn]r[=o] thence. See {That}, and {The}.] 1. To that place; -- opposed to {hither}. [1913 Webster]

This city is near; . . . O, let me escape thither. --Gen. xix. 20. [1913 Webster]

Where I am, thither ye can not come. --John vii. 34. [1913 Webster]

2. To that point, end, or result; as, the argument tended thither. [1913 Webster]

{Hither and thither}, to this place and to that; one way and another. [1913 Webster]

Syn: There.

Usage: {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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thither — Thith er, a. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Applied to time: On the thither side of, older than; of more years than.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thither — O.E. þider to or toward that place, altered (by infl. of its opposite hider) of earlier þæder to that place, from P.Gmc. *thadra (Cf. O.N. þaðra there ), from *tha (see THAT (Cf. that)) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (Cf. Goth. dre, Skt. tra …   Etymology dictionary

  • thither — see hither …   Modern English usage

  • thither — ► ADVERB archaic or literary ▪ to or towards that place. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • thither — [thith′ər, thith′ər] adv. [ME thider < OE < demonstrative base: see THAT] to or toward that place; there adj. on or toward that side; farther …   English World dictionary

  • thither — adverb /θɪðəɹ,ðɪðəɹ/lang=en To that place (rare except for literary or legal use). ...Eleutherius, who thinking himself concernd , because he brought me thither... See Also: hither, hither and thither, hither, thither and yon, thitherto, whither …   Wiktionary

  • thither — [[t]ðɪ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ADV: ADV after v Thither means to the place that has already been mentioned. [OLD FASHIONED] hither and thither → see hither They have dragged themselves thither for shelter. Syn: there …   English dictionary

  • thither — See: HITHER AND THITHER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thither — See: HITHER AND THITHER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thither — /thidh euhr, dhidh /, adv. 1. Also, thitherward /thidh euhr weuhrd, dhidh /, thitherwards. to or toward that place or point; there. adj. 2. on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote. [bef …   Universalium

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