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



    adverb, conjunction
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪðə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪðər//
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  1. 1(old use) where; to which Whither should they go? They did not know whither they should go. the place whither they were sent
  2. 2(formal) used to ask what is likely to happen to something in the future Whither modern architecture?
  3. Word OriginOld English hwider, from the Germanic base of which; compare with hither and thither.
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