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.”
1. Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill.
2. Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.
And on the hither side, or so she looked,
Of twenty summers. --Tennyson.
To the present generation, that is to say, the people a few years on the hither and thither side of thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday. --Huxley.
adv : to this place (especially toward the speaker); "come here,
please" [syn: here] [ant: there]