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Conjunction, Adverb


whitheradv. [OE. whider. AS. hwider; akin to E. where, who; cf. Goth. hvadrē whither. See Who, and cf. Hither, Thither.].
  •  To what place; -- used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou?  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sir Valentine, whither away so fast?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To what or which place; -- used relatively.  [1913 Webster]
    "That no man should know . . . whither that he went."  [1913 Webster]
    "We came unto the land whither thou sentest us."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; -- used in a sense not physical.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor have I . . . whither to appeal."  [1913 Webster]
Any whither, to any place; anywhere. [Obs.]Any whither, in hope of life eternal.” Jer. Taylor. -- No whither, to no place; nowhere. [Obs.] 2 Kings v. 25.
Syn. -- Where.


whither, adv. & conj. archaic
1 to what place, position, or state? 2 (prec. by place etc.) to which (the house whither we were walking).
1 to the or any place to which (go whither you will).
2 and thither (we saw a house, whither we walked).

OE hwider f. Gmc: cf. WHICH, HITHER, THITHER




N tendency, aptness, aptitude, proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, propensity, susceptibility, conatus, nisus, liability, quality, nature, temperament, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, cast, vein, grain, humor, mood, drift, conduciveness, conducement, applicability, subservience, tending, conducive, working towards, in a fair way to, calculated to, liable, subservient, useful, subsidiary, for, whither.


N direction, management, managery, government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance, bossism, legislature, steerage, pilotage, reins, reins of government, helm, rudder, needle, compass, guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star, cynosure, supervision, superintendence, surveillance, oversight, eye of the master, control, charge, board of control, command, premiership, senatorship, director, chair, portfolio, statesmanship, statecraft, kingcraft, queencraft, ministry, ministration, administration, stewardship, proctorship, agency, director, directing, hegemonic, at the helm, at the head of, direction, bearing, course, vector, set, drift, tenor, tendency, incidence, bending, trending, dip, tack, aim, collimation, steering steerage, point of the compass, cardinal points, North East, South, West, N by E, ENE, NE by N, NE, rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation, line, path, road, range, quarter, line of march, alignment, allignment, air line, beeline, straight shoot, directed, directed towards, pointing towards, bound for, aligned, with alligned with, direct, straight, undeviating, unswerving, straightforward, North, Northern, Northerly, towards, on the road, on the high road to, en avant, versus, to, hither, thither, whither, directly, straight as an arrow, forwards as an arrow, point blank, in a bee line to, in a direct line to, as the crow flies, in a straight line to, in a bee line for, in a direct line for, in a straight line for, in a bee line with, in a direct line with, in a straight line with, in a line with, full tilt at, as the crow flies, before the wind, near the wind, close to the wind, against the wind, windwards, in the wind's eye, through, via, by way of, in all directions, in all manner of ways, quaquaversum, from the four winds, the shortest distance between two points is a stra.

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