1. To this place; used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.

2. To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; in a sense not physical. "Hither we refer whatsoever belongeth unto the highest perfection of man." (Hooker) Hither and thither, to and fro; backward and forward; in various directions. "Victory is like a traveller, and goeth hither and thither."

Origin: OE. Hider, AS. Hider; akin to Icel. Hra, Dan. Hid, Sw. Hit, Goth. Hidr; cf. L. Citra on this side, or E. Here, he. 183. Cf. He.

(01 Mar 1998)

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