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whither

[hwith -er, with -] /ˈʰwɪð ər, ˈwɪð-/
adverb
1.
to what place? where?
2.
to what end, point, action, or the like? to what?
conjunction
3.
to which place.
4.
to whatever place.
Origin of whither
900
before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English, Old English hwider, alteration of hwæder (cognate with Gothic hwadre), modeled on hider hither
Can be confused
hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon (see usage note at whence)
weather, whether, whither, wither (see synonym study at wither)
whither, wither.
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whither

/ˈwɪðə/
adverb
1.
to what place?
2.
to what end or purpose?
conjunction
3.
to whatever place, purpose, etc
Word Origin
Old English hwider, hwæder; related to Gothic hvadrē; modern English form influenced by hither
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Word Origin and History for whither
adv.

Old English hwider, from Proto-Germanic *khwi- "who" (see who) + -der as in hither and thither. Cf. Gothic hvadre.

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