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whith·er

 (wĭth′ər, hwĭth′-) Archaic
adv.
To what place, result, or condition: Whither are we wandering?
conj.
1. To which specified place or position: landed on the shores whither the storm had tossed them.
2. To whatever place, result, or condition: "Whither thou goest, I will go" (Ruth 1:16).

[Middle English, from Old English hwider; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

whither

(ˈwɪðə)
adv
1. to what place?
2. to what end or purpose?
conj
to whatever place, purpose, etc
[Old English hwider, hwæder; related to Gothic hvadrē; modern English form influenced by hither]

whith•er

(ˈʰwɪð ər, ˈwɪð-)

adv.
1. to what place; where.
2. to what end, point, or action; to what.
conj.
3. to which place.
4. to whatever place.
[before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English, Old English hwider, alter. of hwæder (c. Gothic hwadre), modeled on hider hither]
Translations
إلى أيْن ؟
hvorhen
hvert
kurp

whither

[ˈwɪðəʳ] ADV (poet) → ¿adónde?

whither

adv
(old)wohin
(journalese) whither America/socialism?Amerika/Sozialismus, wohin? or was nun?

whither

[ˈwɪðəʳ] adv (liter) → dove

whither

(ˈwiðə) relative pronoun, adverb
to which place(?).
References in classic literature ?
Then did ye haunt me with foul phantoms; ah, whither hath that happy hour now fled!
But then did ye enemies steal my nights, and sold them to sleepless torture: ah, whither hath that joyous wisdom now fled?
Rest in my hut, as she also rested, and I will tell you what you ask, and whither you should go.
And gladly would these two have walked thus for ever, but in the murmur of the wind he heard the Master of Life saying to him, 'Return whither you came, for I have work for you to do, and your people need you, and for many years you shall rule over them.
And even as we, who are now in Space, look down on Flatland and see the insides of all things, so of a certainty there is yet above us some higher, purer region, whither thou dost surely purpose to lead me -- O Thou Whom I shall always call, everywhere and in all Dimensions, my Priest, Philosopher, and Friend -- some yet more spacious Space, some more dimensionable Dimensionality, from the vantage-ground of which we shall look down together upon the revealed insides of Solid things, and where thine own intestines, and those of thy kindred Spheres, will lie exposed to the view of the poor wandering exile from Flatland, to whom so much has already been vouchsafed.
Those who have thus appeared -- no one knows whence -- and have returned -- no one knows whither -- have they also contracted their sections and vanished somehow into that more Spacious Space, whither I now entreat you to conduct me?
And it was the nixt mornin', sure, jist as I was making up me mind whither it wouldn't be the purlite thing to sind a bit o' writin' to the widdy by way of a love-litter, when up com'd the delivery servant wid an illigant card, and he tould me that the name on it (for I niver could rade the copperplate printin on account of being lift handed) was all about Mounseer, the Count, A Goose, Look -- aisy, Maiter-di-dauns, and that the houl of the divilish lingo was the spalpeeny long name of the little ould furrener Frinchman as lived over the way.
We'll soon see now whither it's your swate silf, or whither it's little Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns, that Misthress Tracle is head and ears in the love wid.
Let us, I beseech thee, turn aside from this comfortless road leading, thou knowest whither, but not I.
And now," said the doctor, "Heaven may waft us whither it pleases
Haarlem, whither, three days ago, we conducted our gentle reader, and whither we request him to follow us once more in the footsteps of the prisoner, is a pleasant city, which justly prides itself on being one of the most shady in all the Netherlands.
He accordingly set out, and walked above a mile, not regarding, and indeed scarce knowing, whither he went.