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Definition of "yonder" []

  • In or at that indicated place: the house over yonder. (adverb)
  • Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight: "Yonder hills,” he said, pointing. (adjective)
  • One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight. (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yonder" in a sentence
  • "When I say _this orange, yonder orange, one orange_, the words _this, yonder_, and _one_ do not tell the kind, but simply point out or number the orange, and limit the application of the word to the orange pointed out or numbered."
  • "I see nothing, O _'tis yonder, 'tis yonder, 'tis yonder_, says he!"
  • "Some fool will hear you calling, see a dark mass in yonder tree, and all of a sudden you are the target."