hitherto
adverb Date: 13th century up to this or that time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hitherto — Hith er*to , adv. 1. To this place; to a prescribed limit. [1913 Webster] Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further. Job xxxviii. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. Up to this time; as yet; until now. [1913 Webster] The Lord hath blessed me hitherto. Josh.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hitherto — c.1200, from HITHER (Cf. hither) + TO (Cf. to) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hitherto — ► ADVERB ▪ until the point in time under discussion …   English terms dictionary

  • hitherto — [hith′ər to͞o, hith΄ər to͞o′] adv. [see HITHER & TO1] 1. until this time; to now 2. Obs. hither …   English World dictionary

  • hitherto — [[t]hɪ̱ðə(r)tu͟ː[/t]] ADV: ADV after v, ADV with cl, ADV adj/ ed You use hitherto to indicate that something was true up until the time you are talking about, although it may no longer be the case. [FORMAL] The polytechnics have hitherto been at… …   English dictionary

  • hitherto — adv. Hitherto is used with these adjectives: ↑impossible, ↑neglected, ↑unheard of, ↑unknown, ↑unnoticed, ↑unthinkable, ↑unused Hitherto is used with these verbs: ↑neglect, ↑regard …   Collocations dictionary

  • hitherto —   In 1962, the regime took the hitherto unthinkable step of appropriating land (Daily Telegraph). Hitherto means until now, so in the example cited it is out of step with the sentence’s tense. The writer meant thitherto ( until then ), but… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • hitherto —     In 1962, the regime took the hitherto unthinkable step of appropriating land (Daily Telegraph). Hitherto means until now, so in the example cited it is out of step with the sentence s tense. The writer meant thitherto ( until then ), but… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • hitherto — /hidh euhr tooh /, adv. 1. up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown. 2. to here. [1175 1225; ME hiderto. See HITHER, TO] * * * …   Universalium

  • hitherto — adverb Up to this or that time. <!(used frequently in legal papers). The Wright Brothers flew the first successful manned, powered and controlled aircraft in 1903, a feat which hitherto had not been accomplished, except by Santos Dumont. See… …   Wiktionary

  • hitherto — hith|er|to [ˌhıðəˈtu: US ər ] adv formal up to this time ▪ a species of fish hitherto unknown in the West …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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