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yonder (distant)

Definition:

distant but within sight

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Similar to:

distant

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • yonder valley
  • the hills yonder

Synonyms:

yon [dialectal] | yond [archaic]

Etymology:

Middle English, equivalent to yond (from Old English ġeond) + -er, as in hither,...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of yonder...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

yonder | thonder [Scottish]

at, in, or to that relatively distant place; over there | being at a distance, either within view or as if within view (22 of 392 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yonder

American Heritage Dictionary:

yonder

In or at that indicated place | Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight | One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight. (24 of 148 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

yonder | the yonder

[archaic, dialect] : at some distance in the direction indicated; over there | [archaic, dialect] | that or those (used to refer to something situated ... (23 of 95 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/yonder

Merriam-Webster:

yonder [entry 1, adverb] | beyond [synonym] | further [synonym] | yon [synonym] | farther [synonym]

at or in that indicated more or less distant place usually within sight (13 of 72 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yonder

yonder [entry 2, adjective]

farther removed; more distant | being at a distance within view or at a place or in a direction known or indicated (21 of 36 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yonder show=1

yonder [entry 3, pronoun]

something that is or is in an indicated more or less distant place (13 of 25 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yonder show=2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

yonder | yon

an old word used for talking about someone or something that is not near you (15 of 60 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/yonder

Random House Dictionary:

yonder

being in that place or over there; being that or those over there. | being the more distant or farther. | at, in, or to that place specified or more ... (28 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/yonder

Wiktionary:

yonder | yonders [plural] | yon [synonym, sense-specific]

In a distant, indicated place; over there. | Distant but within sight | Something that is distant but within sight. (18 of 48 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/yonder

New World Dictionary:

yonder

farther; more distant (with the) | being at a distance, but within, or as within, sight; that or those over there | at or in that place; over there (27 of 36 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yonder

Cambridge Dictionary:

yonder [dated] | yon

in the place or direction shown; over there (8 of 18 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yonder

Wikipedia:

Yon
(Coordinates: 46.71639°N 1.25278°W)

a 55.6 km long river in the Vendée département, western France. Its source is at Saint-Martin-des-Noyers. It flows generally south. It's a right tributary of the Lay into which it flows between Rosnay and Le Champ-Saint-Père. This list is ordered... (40 of 185 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

yonder

the far distance (informal) | in or to that place over there | located in that place over there | the one or ones in that place over there (takes a ... (28 of 72 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733385​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

yonder | yonders [plural]

Origin: Middle English, equivalent to yond (from Old English ġeond) + -er, as in hither, thither. Cognate with Dutch ginder ('over there').

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/yonder

Collins Dictionary:

yonder

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old English geond yond; related to Old Saxon jendra, Old High German jenēr, Gothic jaind

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yonder

yond | yon

Origin: Old English geon; related to Old Frisian jen, Old High German jenēr, Old Norse enn, Gothic jains

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yond

Online Etymology:

yonder

First use: about 1300

Origin: Old English geond + comparative suffix -er. Now replaced except in poetic usage by ungrammatical that.

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yond

Origin: Old English geond (adverb, preposition) "beyond, yonder", related to geon.

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Oxford Dictionary:

yonder | the yonder

Origin: Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ginder "over there", also to "yon"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/yonder

American Heritage Dictionary:

yonder

Origin: Middle English, from yond, yond; see "yond".

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yond [archaic]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English geond; see i- in Indo-European roots.

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New World Dictionary:

yonder

Origin: Middle English, extension of yond: see "yond"

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yond [dialect]

Origin: Middle English yond from Old English geond, akin to "yon"

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Merriam-Webster:

yonder [entry 1, adverb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from yond + -er (as in hither)

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yond [entry 1, adverb, archaic]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English geond; akin to Old English geon

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Encarta Dictionary:

yond [archaic, literary]

Origin: Old English geond, geondan from Indo-European, "that one"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733384​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

yonder | yonders [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "yonder"

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Collins Dictionary:

yonder

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "yonder"

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yond | yon

Audio: British English pronunciation of "yond"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

yonder

Audio: British English pronunciation of "yonder"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

yonder

Audio: North American pronunciation of "yonder"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

yonder [dated]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "yonder"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "yonder"

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the Free Dictionary:

yonder

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yond

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Google Dictionary:

yonder

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yond

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

yonder

Audio: North American pronunciation of "yonder"

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yond

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YourDictionary Audio:

yonder

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yond

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freedictionary.org:

yonder

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