Idioms about here
- at the present moment; without delay; immediately: We must tend to the matter here and now.
- Usually the hear and now . the immediate present: You can't live only in the here and now.
- 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
usage note for here
historical usage of here
From ke-, Latin has cedo “gimme,” cēterus (from ce-eteros ) “the other, the rest of,” hic (from hic-ce ) “this, this here,” and ecce “look!” Greek has (e)keînos (from (e)ke-enos ) “that, that one (over there),” and ekeî “there, over there.” The variant ki- yields Latin cis “on this side of” (as in Gallia Cisalpina “Cisalpine Gaul,” that part of Italy in the Po Valley between the Alps and the Apennines, where Gauls lived).
In Germanic ki- becomes hi-, from which Old English has hē, his, him and the neuter pronoun hit (English he, his, him and it ), hire, the genitive and dative singular feminine pronoun (English her ), and heom, him, the dative plural of the third person pronoun, now the colloquial English ‘em. Old High German derives hiutu “this day, today” (German heute ). Hi- and the adverbial or locative suffix -r yields Gothic hēr, Old English hēr, and German hier.
Finally, Hittite has ki “this” and kinun “now.”
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH herehear, here
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How to use here in a sentence
The best comparison here for an American audience is, well, Internet stuff.
“Please, please do not permit this to happen here in Florida,” wrote Cris K. Smith of East Polk County.
Toomey lives here with her husband, Mark, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and their two daughters.
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The people here retained the same paganism and barbarity, only they were not so dangerous, being conquered by the Muscovites.
Genoa has but recently and partially felt the new impulse, yet even here the march of improvement is visible.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for here (1 of 2)
Word Origin for here
British Dictionary definitions for here (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Here
Other 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