Pronunciation: (hi&thslash;'ur), [key]
1. to or toward this place: to come hither.
2. hither and thither, in various quarters; here and there: They scurried hither and thither to escape the rain.
3. hither and yon, from here to over there, esp. to a farther place; in or to a great many places: He looked hither and yon for the coin. She went hither and yon in search of an answer.
being on this or the closer side; nearer: the hither side of the meadow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.