Meaning of hither

hith•er

Pronunciation: (hi'ur), [key]
— adv.
  1. to or toward this place: to come hither.
  2. in various quarters; here and there: They scurried hither and thither to escape the rain.
  3. from here to over there, esp. to a farther place; in or to a great many places: He looked hither and yon for the coin. She went hither and yon in search of an answer.
—adj.
  1. being on this or the closer side; nearer: the hither side of the meadow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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