- up to this time; until now: a fact hitherto unknown.
- to here.
Origin of hitherto
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hitherto
With Bruce Wayne out of the picture, Dick Grayson is free to cultivate that hitherto underdeveloped aspect of his abilities.The CIA Spook Turned Comic Book Scribe: Robin Grabs a Gun in ‘Grayson’
June 24, 2014
At the three-hour-mark, the hitherto obliging Lanzmann finally becomes irritated.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’
February 7, 2014
Here is a hitherto little-known fact; Prince Charles and his wife Camilla both delivered by the same guy.Charles and Camilla Delivered By Same Ob-Gyn
January 24, 2014
Obama's effect on Israel's public debate has been electric, reigniting the hitherto comatose discussion of the West Bank.Obama's Turkish Coup In Israel
March 25, 2013
Her father attempted to stage an intervention into her drinking, and it was reported that she had a hitherto unknown half-sister.Lindsay Lohan’s Rap Sheet: Arrests, Car Wrecks, Mounting Debt & More
December 11, 2012
But I presumed she had some other view in coming to me, than she had hitherto acquainted me with.
Hitherto he had heard their voices in the dimness of imagination.Viviette
William J. Locke
You know with what indifference, said my mother, she has hitherto seen him.
Not in the least like those with whom she had hitherto been most familiar.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Then her voice rose above the monotone that had contented her hitherto.Within the Law
- until this timehitherto, there have been no problems
- archaic to this place or point
- until this timea hitherto unoccupied house
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for hitherto
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper