• (RP) IPA: /ˈjɒndə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈjɑndəɹ/

yonder (not comparable)

  1. (archaic or dialect) At or in a distant but indicated place.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II, Scene i, l. 149:
      See who yonder is.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0124 ↗:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there."
    Whose doublewide is that over yonder?
  2. (archaic or dialect) Synonym of thither#English|thither: to a distant but indicated place.
    • 1535, Bible (Coverdale), Genesis, 22:
      As for me and the childe, we wyl go yonder.
    They headed on over yonder.
Synonyms Translations Adjective


  1. (archaic or dialect, with "the") The farther, the more distant of two choices.
Synonyms Determiner
  1. (archaic or dialect, as an adjective) Who or which is over yonder, usually distant but within sight.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, The Tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet (First Folio), Act II, Scene ii:
      But ſoft, what light through yonder window breaks?
      It is the Eaſt, and Iuliet is the Sunne...
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, Pt. II, ch. 2:
      Fire, the Sword, and Plagueǃ They may all be found in the yonder city; on my head alone may they fallǃ
    Yonder lass, who be she?
  2. (archaic or dialect, as a pronoun) One who or which is over yonder, usually distant but within sight.
    The yonder is Queen Niobe.
  • (distant but within sight) yon
Translations Noun

yonder (plural yonders)

  1. (literary) The vast distance, particularly the sky or trackless forest.
    • 1939, Robert MacArthur Crawford‎, "Army Air Corps:"
      Off we go in to the wild blue yonder,
      Climbing high into the sun...
  • German: dort drüben
  • Russian: далёко

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