from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In or at that indicated place: the house over yonder.
- adj. Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight: "Yonder hills,” he said, pointing.
- pro. One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a distant, indicated place; over there.
- Distant but within sight
- n. Something that is distant but within sight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon.
- adv. At a distance, but within view.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At or in that (more or less distant) place; at or in that place there.
- Chaucer uses the adverb frequently before the noun, and preceded by that or the: a use indicating the transition to the adjective use:
- Being at a distance within view, or as conceived within view; that or those, referring to persons or things at a distance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
- adv. at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)
I see nothing, O _'tis yonder, 'tis yonder, 'tis yonder_, says he!
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.
Some fool will hear you calling, see a dark mass in yonder tree, and all of a sudden you are the target.
April 27th, 2009 old crow watching hungrily from his perch in yonder tree
The image over yonder is the cover ofClose Encounters of the Urban Kind, edited by Jennifer Brozek.
Sharrkan turned to his brother addressing him and said, Were not this holy man a miracle worker, he had never slain yonder furious knight.
He replied, “O my lord! yonder is the Castle of Crystal and that is the city thou seekest.”
“Wilt thou come with me and look upon the beauty of a youth who sleepeth in yonder burial place?” she asked and he answered, “I will.”
Shaykh, thou knowest this garden of thine to be a goodly place; but the pavilion yonder is old and ruinous.
He espied King Badr Basim in his form of a white robed bird, with red bill and legs, captivating the sight and bewildering the thought; and, looking thereat, said in himself “Verily, yonder is a beautiful bird: never saw I its like in fairness or form.”