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Definition of hither adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hither

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈhɪðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪðər//
 
(old use)
 
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  • to this place
  • Word Origin Old English hider, of Germanic origin; related to he and here.Idioms
    hither and thither, hither and yon
     
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    (especially literary) in many different directions People began rushing hither and thither.
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