views updated

whith·er / ˈ(h)wi[voicedth]ər/ • interrog. adv. archaic or poetic/lit. to what place or state: whither are we bound? they asked people whither they would emigrate. ∎  what is the likely future of: whither modern architecture?• relative adv. archaic or poetic/lit. to which (with reference to a place): the barbecue had been set up by the lake, whither Matthew and Sara were conducted. ∎  to whatever place; wherever: we could drive whither we pleased.

More From encyclopedia.com