[ yon-der ]
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  1. being in that place or over there; being that or those over there: That road yonder is the one to take.

  2. being the more distant or farther: yonder side.

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

Origin of yonder

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

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How to use yonder in a sentence

  • yonder is the tower they built to house the electric lighting plant like what your father used to have.

  • Fagin nodded in the affirmative, and pointing in the direction of Saffron Hill, inquired whether any one was up yonder to-night.

  • There's no need for you to suffer any further contamination by mingling with such persons as are yonder.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond

British Dictionary definitions for yonder


/ (ˈjɒndə) /

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

  1. being at a distance, either within view or as if within view: yonder valleys

Origin of yonder

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

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