- being in that place or over there; being that or those over there: That road yonder is the one to take.
- being the more distant or farther: yonder side.
- at, in, or to that place specified or more or less distant; over there.
Origin of yonder
Origin of yond
before 900; Middle English; Old English geond; akin to Dutch ginds, Gothic jaind. See yon
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Examples from the Web for yonder
And how of the heap of trifles that you can see for yourselves in yonder corner?
Surely I see the red pile of Chandos at the head of yonder squadron!
"I thought that I should not need it in yonder inn, but I did," he answered.
"There is danger for you in that land of Spaniards, if ever we get yonder," said Peter meaningly.
Yonder, just in front of thee, lie my bow and arrows, likewise my broadsword.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
- at, in, or to that relatively distant place; over there
- being at a distance, either within view or as if within viewyonder valleys
C13: from Old English geond yond; related to Old Saxon jendra, Old High German jenēr, Gothic jaind
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Word Origin and History for yonder
Old English geond (adv., prep.) "beyond, yonder," related to geon (see yon).
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