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whither

[ hwith-er, with- ]
/ ˈʰwɪð ər, ˈwɪð- /
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adverb

to what place? where?
to what end, point, action, or the like? to what?

conjunction

to which place.
to whatever place.

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Origin of whither

First recorded before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English whider, hwider, hwither, Old English hwider, hwyder, alteration of hwæder (cognate with Gothic hwadrē “whither”), modeled on hider hither
1. hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither , yon2. whither , wither
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British Dictionary definitions for whither

whither
/ (ˈwɪðə) archaic, or poetic /

adverb

to what place?
to what end or purpose?

conjunction

to whatever place, purpose, etc
Old English hwider, hwæder; related to Gothic hvadrē; modern English form influenced by hither
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