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


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

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

Can be confused

hence hither thence thither whence whither yon (see usage note at whence) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thitherward


thitherward (ˈðɪðəwəd)

/ (ˈðɪðə) /


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 thitherward


see hither and thither.

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