thither

[ thith-er, thith- ]
/ ˈθɪð ər, ˈðɪð- /

adverb

Also thith·er·ward [thith-er-werd, thith-], /ˈθɪð ər wərd, ˈðɪð-/, thith·er·wards. to or toward that place or point; there.

adjective

on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote.

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Origin of thither

First recorded before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English thider, Old English, alteration of thæder(i) (i from hider hither); akin to Old Norse thathra “there,” Gothic thathro “thence,” Sanskrit tátra “there, thither”

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH thither

hence, hither, thence, thither , whence, whither, yon
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British Dictionary definitions for thither

thither

thitherward (ˈðɪðəwəd)

/ (ˈðɪðə) /

adverb

obsolete, or formal to or towards that place; in that directionthe flowers and music which attract people thither

Word Origin for thither

Old English thider, variant of thæder, influenced by hider hither; related to Old Norse thathra there
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Idioms and Phrases with thither

thither

see hither and thither.

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