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Dictionary Definition

here adj : being here now; "is everyone here?"; "present company excepted" [syn: here(p)]

Noun

1 the present location; this place; "where do we go from here?" [ant: there]
2 queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno [syn: Hera] adv
1 in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is; "I work here"; "turn here"; "radio waves received here on Earth" [ant: there]
2 in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail; "what do we have here?"; "here I must disagree"
3 to this place (especially toward the speaker); "come here, please" [syn: hither] [ant: there]
4 at this time; now; "we'll adjourn here for lunch and discuss the remaining issues this afternoon"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From here < hēr (in this place) < stem *khi- < Proto-Indo-European *ki- (this) + adverbial suffix -r. Cognate with the English pronoun he.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /hɪə(ɹ)/, /hI@(r\)/
  • a US /hɪɹ/, /hIr/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪə(r)
  • Homophones: hear

Noun

  1. In the context of "abstract": This place; this location.
    Come over here.
  2. In the context of "abstract": This time, situation.
    Here in history, we are less diligent about quashing monopolies.

Translations

this place
  • Arabic: (huna)
  • Bulgarian: тук (tuk)
  • Czech: tady, zde
  • Dutch: hier
  • Finnish: tässä
  • French: ici
  • German: hier
  • Greek: εδώ (edó)
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Interlingua: hic, ci
  • Italian: qua , qui
  • Japanese: ここ
  • Kurdish: ,
  • Malay: sini
  • Polish: tu, tutaj
  • Portuguese: aqui, cá
  • Russian: здесь (zdes’), тут (tut)
  • Spanish: aquí, acá
  • Swedish: här
  • Welsh: yma
this time, situation
  • Bulgarian: тук (tuk)
  • Czech: tady, zde
  • Dutch: hier
  • Hebrew: , ,
  • Interlingua: hic, ci
  • Japanese: ここ
  • Kurdish: ,
  • Portuguese: aqui
  • Russian: тут (tut)
  • Spanish: aquí
  • Swedish: här

Adverb

  1. In, on, or at this place.
  2. To this place.

Translations

in, on, or at this place
to this place

Breton

Noun

here

Dutch

Noun

here
  1. Flexed form of heer; lord.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Latin

Adverb

  1. Alternative form of herī.

Old English

Etymology

From *harjo-z, from *korio-. Cognate with Old Saxon heri (Dutch heer), Old High German heri (German Heer), Old Norse herr (Swedish här, Danish hær), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌹𐍃; the Indo-European root also gave Ancient Greek , Middle Irish cuire, Baltic *kara- (Lithuanian kãras).

Pronunciation

  • /ˈhere/

Noun

here
  1. army (especially of the enemy)
    Sio fierd ðone here gefliemde. The English force put the [Danish] army to flight. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)

Derived terms

Declension

Extensive Definition

Here may refer to:

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aboard, among us, as of now, as things are, at present, at this juncture, at this moment, at this point, at this time, but now, even now, for the nonce, for this occasion, here and now, hereabout, hereabouts, hereat, hereinto, hereto, hereunto, hic et nunc, hither, hitherto, hitherward, hitherwards, in our time, in these days, in this place, in this vicinity, just here, just now, now, nowadays, on board, on the spot, somewhere about, there, this day, this night, to this place, today, tonight, with us
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