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 (thĭth′ər, thĭth′-)
To or toward that place; in that direction; there: running hither and thither.
Located or being on the more distant side; farther: the thither side of the pond.

[Middle English, from Old English thider; see to- in Indo-European roots.]


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obsolete or formal to or towards that place; in that direction: the flowers and music which attract people thither.
[Old English thider, variant of thæder, influenced by hider hither; related to Old Norse thathra there]


(ˈθɪð ər, ˈðɪð-)

1. Also, thith•er•ward (-wərd) thith′er•wards. to or toward that place or point; there.
2. on the farther or other side.
[before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English thider, Old English, alter. of thæder (i from hider hither); akin to Old Norse thathra there]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thither - to or toward that place; away from the speaker; "go there around noon!"


(o.f.) [ˈðɪðəʳ] ADVallá


adv (old)dorthin, dahin ? hither


[ˈðɪðəʳ] adv (old) (liter) → là, laggiù
References in classic literature ?
and one listener was so thrilled by the tender invitation that she longed to say she did know the land, and would joyfully depart thither whenever he liked The song was considered a great success, and the singer retired covered with laurels.
If you journey to the lake, you have mistaken your route," said Heyward, haughtily; "the highway thither is at least half a mile behind you.
I remained with my family on Clench until the sixth of June,1774, when I and one Michael Stoner were solicited by Governor Dunmore, of Virginia, to go to the Falls of the Ohio, to conduct into the settlement a number of surveyors that had been sent thither by him some months before; this country having about this time drawn the attention of many adventurers.
Thither, too, thronged the plebeian classes as freely as their betters, and in larger number.
But now, should you go thither to seek him, you would inquire in vain for the Locofoco Surveyor.
In all directions expanding in vast irregular circles, and aimlessly swimming hither and thither, by their short thick spoutings, they plainly betrayed their distraction of panic.
The occasion rested heavily upon Marija's broad shoulders--it was her task to see that all things went in due form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendous voice, Marija was too eager to see that others conformed to the proprieties to consider them herself.
The young imps on the verandah were not disappointed in their hope of hearing him "swar," which he did with a fluency and fervency which delighted them all amazingly, as they ducked and dodged hither and thither, to be out of the reach of his riding-whip; and, all whooping off together, they tumbled, in a pile of immeasurable giggle, on the withered turf under the verandah, where they kicked up their heels and shouted to their full satisfaction.
Of course it is of no use to direct our steps to the woods, if they do not carry us thither.
Then shall ye, said Sir Launcelot, on Whitsunday next coming go unto the court of King Arthur, and there shall ye yield you unto Queen Guenever, and put you all three in her grace and mercy, and say that Sir Kay sent you thither to be her prisoners.
If we had gone thither the following week as guests of another corps, the white caps, without meaning any offense, would have observed the etiquette of their order and ignored our presence.
The librarian "showed off" -- running hither and thither with his arms full of books and making a deal of the splutter and fuss that insect authority delights in.