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adv. & adj.
That one or those yonder.
[Middle English, short for yond, yond; see yond and yonder, yonder; see yonder. Pron., Middle English, from Old English geon; see i- in Indo-European roots.]
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a. an archaic or dialect word for that: yon man.
b. (as pronoun): yon's a fool.
2. variants of yonder
[Old English geon; related to Old Frisian jen, Old High German jenēr, Old Norse enn, Gothic jains]
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Archaic. adj., adv.
2. that or those yonder.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English geon, akin to Middle Dutch gene, Old High German jenēr, Gothic jains that (one), Old Norse enn, inn the]
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|Adj.||1.||yon - distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal); "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?"|
distant - separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
|Adv.||1.||yon - at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal); "the house yonder"; "scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham|
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