hitherto

[hith-er-too]

adverb

up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown.
to here.

Nearby words

  1. hitchings, george herbert,
  2. hithe,
  3. hither,
  4. hither and thither,
  5. hithermost,
  6. hitherward,
  7. hitler,
  8. hitler, adolf,
  9. hitlerism,
  10. hitlerite

Origin of hitherto

First recorded in 1175–1225, hitherto is from the Middle English word hiderto. See hither, to

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British Dictionary definitions for hitherto

hitherto

adverb

until this timehitherto, there have been no problems
archaic to this place or point

adjective

until this timea hitherto unoccupied house
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Word Origin and History for hitherto

hitherto

adv.

c.1200, from hither + to.

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