yonder

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, equivalent to yond (from Old English ġeond, from Proto-Germanic *jend-, *jand-) + -er, as in hither, thither. Cognate with Dutch ginder ('over there').

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yonder ‎(not comparable)

  1. (informal, dialect) In a distant, indicated place; over there.
    Whose home is that yonder?
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterI:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there. []."
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 2, chapter 2
      Fire, the Sword, and Plagueǃ They may all be found in the yonder city; on my head alone may they fallǃ

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yonder

  1. Distant but within sight
    Yonder peasant - who is he?
    • 2006, Cécile Corbel (lyrics and music), “Siúil a ruin”, in Songbook 1[1] (CD, in English and Irish), Brittany: Keltia Musique, performed by Cécile Corbel:
      I wish I were on yonder hill
      and there I'd sit and I'd cry my fill,
      and ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
      And a blessing walk with you, my love

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  • (distant but within sight): yon

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Noun[edit]

yonder ‎(plural yonders)

  1. Something that is distant but within sight.
    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, riding high into the sky.

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The term yonder is used more often in the South than elsewhere in the US.

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