AskDefine | Define yonder

The Collaborative Dictionary

Yonder \Yon"der\, adv. [OE. yonder, [yogh]onder; cf. OD. ginder, Goth. jaindr? there. ????. See Yond, adv.] At a distance, but within view. [1913 Webster] Yonder are two apple women scolding. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
Yonder \Yon"der\, a. Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon. "Yon flowery arbors, yonder alleys green." --Milton. "Yonder sea of light." --Keble. [1913 Webster] Yonder men are too many for an embassage. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

yonder adj : distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal); "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?" [syn: yon] adv : at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal); "the house yonder"; "scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham [syn: yon]




  1. In a distant, indicated place; over there.
    Whose home is that yonder?


in a distant, indicated place


  1. Distant but within sight
    Yonder peasant - who is he?


distant but within sight


  1. Something that is distant but within sight.
    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, riding high into the sky.


something that is distant but within sight

Usage notes

The term yonder is used more often in the South than elsewhere in the US.

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