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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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whither

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

Word Origin for whither

Old English hwider, hwæder; related to Gothic hvadrē; modern English form influenced by hither
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