- younder (dialectal)
From Middle English yonder, yondre, ȝondre, ȝendre, from Old English ġeonre (“thither; yonder”, adverb), equivalent to yond (from ġeond, from Proto-Germanic *jainaz) + -er, as in hither, thither.
Cognate with Scots ȝondir (“yonder”), Saterland Frisian tjunder (“over there, yonder”), Dutch ginder (“over there; yonder”), Middle Low German ginder, gender (“over there”), German jenseits (“on the other side, beyond”), Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌳𐍂𐌴 (jaindrē, “thither”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈjɒndə(ɹ)/
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- (Southern American English, obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈjændə(ɹ)/
- (New England, obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈjɛndə/
- Rhymes: -ɒndə(ɹ)
yonder (not comparable)
- (archaic or dialect) At or in a distant but indicated place.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- "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."
- Whose doublewide is that over yonder?
- (archaic or dialect) Synonym of : to a distant but indicated place.
- They headed on over yonder.
- (archaic or dialect) The farther, the more distant of two choices.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XIII, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 163:
- "You have all necessary proofs in your possession, though you may not be aware of their existence," replied Arden; "will you allow me to open yonder box?"
- see farther
- (archaic or dialect, as an adjective) Who or which is over yonder, usually distant but within sight.
- Yonder lass, who be she?
- c. 1591–1595 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene ii]:
- But ſoft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the Eaſt, and Iuliet is the Sunne […]
- (archaic or dialect, as a pronoun) One who or which is over yonder, usually distant but within sight.
- The yonder is Queen Niobe.
- (distant but within sight): yon
yonder (plural yonders)
- ^ https://www.dwds.de/wb/dwb/jener
- ^ “yonder, adv., adj., pron., & n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1921.
- ^ Stanley, Oma (1937), “I. Vowel Sounds in Stressed Syllables”, in The Speech of East Texas (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 2), New York: Columbia University Press, →DOI, →ISBN, § 7, page 18.
- ^ Bingham, Caleb (1808), “Improprieties in Pronunciation, common among the people of New-England”, in The Child's Companion; Being a Conciſe Spelling-book […] , 12th edition, Boston: Manning & Loring, →OCLC, page 77.