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From Old English hwæder.
- IPA: /ʍɪðɚ/ (before wine-whine merger), IPA: /wɪðɚ/ (with wine=whine merger)
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- Rhymes: -ɪðə(r)
whither (not comparable)
- (literary or archaic) To which place.
Derived terms 
- (literary or archaic) To which place
- 1611, King James BibleWikisource, John 8:14:
- 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Sea-chest”, in Treasure IslandWikisource:
- [W]hat greatly encouraged me, it was in an opposite direction from that whence the blind man had made his appearance and whither he had presumably returned.
- 1885, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Penguin Red Classics, paperback edition, page 24
- And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.
Usage notes 
- This word is unusual in modern usage; where is much more common. It is more often encountered in older works, or when used poetically.
- Do not confuse with whether or wither.
Related terms 
to which place