[ yon-der ]
/ ˈyɒn dər /


being in that place or over there; being that or those over there: That road yonder is the one to take.
being the more distant or farther: yonder side.


at, in, or to that place specified or more or less distant; over there.

Nearby words

  1. yom kippur war,
  2. yom tov,
  3. yomp,
  4. yon,
  5. yond,
  6. yong lo,
  7. yonge,
  8. yongjia,
  9. yongning,
  10. yoni

Origin of yonder

1250–1300; Middle English yonder, yender, equivalent to yond + -er as in hither, thither, etc.; akin to Dutch ginder, Gothic jaindre


[ yond ]
/ yɒnd /

adverb, adjective Archaic.

Origin of yond

before 900; Middle English; Old English geond; akin to Dutch ginds, Gothic jaind. See yon

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British Dictionary definitions for yonder


/ (ˈjɒndə) /


at, in, or to that relatively distant place; over there


being at a distance, either within view or as if within viewyonder valleys

Word Origin for yonder

C13: from Old English geond yond; related to Old Saxon jendra, Old High German jenēr, Gothic jaind

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