- 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”), Dutch ginder (“over there; yonder”), Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌳𐍂𐌴 (jaindrē, “thither”).
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 639762314:
- "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, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, 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.
- c. 1591–1595, 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 606515358, [Act II, scene ii]:
- But ſoft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the Eaſt, and Iuliet is the Sunne […]
- Yonder lass, who be she?
- (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)
- (literary) The vast distance, particularly the sky or trackless forest.
- “yonder, adv., adj., pron., & n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1921.