- in this place and in that; at various times or places: He worked here and there, never for long in one town.
- hither and thither: We drove here and there in the darkness, hoping to find the right roads.
- having a surfeit of: I'm up to here with work.
- at a high point of annoyance with: Everyone is up to here with his constant complaining.
Origin of here
Definition for here (2 of 3)
Definition for here (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for here
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was a bit strange for a while here with all the Newsweek stuff.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Margot Canaday here at Princeton writes on sexuality and American politics.
Here she is in June saying “Trans politics and feminism have never been headed to the same place.”Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Here at Holkham Bay in 1876 began the first placer gold-mining in Alaska.America, Volume 6 (of 6)|Joel Cook
He fande na thynge wretyn & sayd to the priour: What may here be redde thare noghte es wretyne?The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare|J. J. Jusserand
He is here, adorning, by a life of severe simplicity and divine benevolence, the doctrine he has espoused.Aurelian|William Ware
None, however, were falling on the wood because here friend and foe were lying almost within bayonet length of each other.The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land|Ralph Connor
That is the snake, she cried, and when he finds you here he will surely kill us both.Fairy Tales from Many Lands|Katherine Pyle
British Dictionary definitions for here (1 of 2)
Word Origin for here
British Dictionary definitions for here (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Here
Word Origin and History for here
Old English her "in this place, where one puts himself," from Proto-Germanic pronomial stem *hi- (from PIE *ki- "this;" see he) + adverbial suffix -r. Cognate with Old Saxon her, Old Norse, Gothic her, Swedish här, Middle Dutch, Dutch hier, Old High German hiar, German hier.
Phrase here today and gone tomorrow first recorded 1680s in writings of Aphra Behn. Here's to _____ as a toast is from 1590s, probably short for here's health to _____. In vulgar speech, this here as an adjective is attested from 1762. To be neither here nor there "of no consequence" attested from 1580s. Here we go again as a sort of verbal roll of the eyes is attested from 1950. Noun phrase here and now "this present life" is from 1829.
Idioms and Phrases with here
In addition to the idioms beginning with here
- here and now
- here and there
- here goes
- here today, gone tomorrow
- here to stay
- buck stops here
- downhill all the way (from here)
- have had it (up to here)
- neither here nor there
- same here
- where do we go from here