- Also thith·er·ward [thith -er-werd, th ith -] /ˈθɪð ər wərd, ˈðɪð-/, thith·er·wards. to or toward that place or point; there.
- on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote.
Origin of thither
Examples from the Web for thitherward
Historical Examples of thitherward
But the second wife was more likely to help Johnny thitherward than the first.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
Thitherward, begging your pardon, Dr. Possum, I affirm to be the north.Three Hours after Marriage
The hiding place that promised best was the old hunting lodge in the forest, and thitherward I turned my face.The Master of Appleby
Thitherward he went, passing under the arched gateway, along a straight street, and into the square.Life's Little Ironies
And because he knew that God would lead him thitherward, he had no wish, no care for anything beyond.Seekers after God
Frederic William Farrar
- obsolete, or formal to or towards that place; in that directionthe flowers and music which attract people thither
Word Origin for thither
Word Origin and History for thitherward
Old English þider "to or toward that place," altered (by influence of its opposite hider) from earlier þæder "to that place," from Proto-Germanic *thadra- (cf. Old Norse þaðra "there"), from *tha (see that) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (cf. Gothic -dre, Sanskrit -tra). The medial -th- developed in Middle English but was rare before early 16c. (cf. gather, murder, burden).
Idioms and Phrases with thitherward
see hither and thither.