• (RP) IPA: /hɪə(ɹ)/, /hɪː(ɹ)/
  • (GA) IPA: /hɪɹ/
  • (Scotland) IPA: /hiːɹ/
  • (Wales) IPA: /hjɜː/

here (not comparable)

  1. (location) In, on, or at this place.
    Synonyms: right here
    You wait here while I fetch my coat.
    Diet of Worms.
    Flu season is here.
    Kilroy was here
    Ms. Doe is not here at the moment.
    • 1849, Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H., VII,
      Dark house, by which once more I stand / Here in the long unlovely street,
    • 2008, Omar Khadr, Affidavit of Omar Ahmed Khadr,
      The Canadian visitor stated, “I’m not here to help you. I’m not here to do anything for you. I’m just here to get information.”
    • 2016, [ VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      Oh, yes. I am here! — Good. You are there.
  2. (location) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
    Please come here.
    • 1891, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper,
      He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get.
  3. (abstract) In this context.
    Derivatives can refer to anything that is derived from something else, but here they refer specifically to functions that give the slope of the tangent line to a curve.
    • 1872 May, Edward Burnett Tylor, Quetelet on the Science of Man, published in Popular Science Monthly, Volume 1,
      The two great generalizations which the veteran Belgian astronomer has brought to bear on physiological and mental science, and which it is proposed to describe popularly here, may be briefly defined:
    • 1904 January 15, William James, The Chicago School, published in Psychological Bulletin, 1.1, pages 1-5,
      The briefest characterization is all that will be attempted here.
  4. At this point in the argument, narration, or other, usually written, work.
    Here endeth the lesson.
    • 1796, , Washington's Farewell Address,
      Here, perhaps I ought to stop.
Translations Translations Noun

here (uncountable)

  1. (abstract) This place; this location.
    An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives.
    Here is where I met my spouse twelve years ago.
  2. (abstract) This time, the present situation.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: aqui e agora

here (not comparable)

  1. Filler after a noun or demonstrative pronoun, solely for emphasis.
    John here is a rascal.
  2. Filler after a demonstrative pronoun but before the noun it modifies, solely for emphasis.
    This here orange is too sour.
  1. (slang) Used semi-assertively to offer something to the listener.
    Here, now I'm giving it to you.
  2. (Irish, British, slang) Used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.
    Here, I'm tired and I want a drink.

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