in this place; in this spot or locality (opposed to there
): Put the pen here.
to or toward this place; hither: Come here.
at this point; at this juncture: Here the speaker paused.
(used to call attention to some person or thing present, or to what the speaker has, offers, brings, or discovers): Here is your paycheck. My friend here knows the circumstances.
present (used to answer a roll call).
in the present life or existence (often followed by below ): We want but little here below.
under consideration, in this instance or case: The matter here is of grave concern to us all.
this place: It's only a short distance from here.
this world; this life; the present: The here and the hereafter are equal mysteries to all people.
(used for emphasis, especially after a noun
modified by a demonstrative adjective): this package here.
(often used to command attention, give comfort, etc.) now; all right: Here, let me try it. Here, don't cry.
here and now, at the present moment; without delay; immediately: We must tend to the matter here and now.
here and now, the immediate present (usually preceded by the ): You can't live only in the here and now.
14. here and there, a.
in this place and in that; at various times or places: He worked here and there, never for long in one town.
hither and thither: We drove here and there in the darkness, hoping to find the right roads.
here goes, (used to express resolution in beginning a bold or unpleasant action): You've dared me to dive from the highest board, so here goes!
here's to, hail to; salutations to: Here's to a long and happy life! Here's to you!
neither here nor there, without relevance or importance; immaterial: The fact that her family has no money is neither here nor there.
18. up to here with, a.
having a surfeit of: I'm up to here with work.
at a high point of annoyance with: Everyone is up to here with his constant complaining.