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here Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the present location; this place
    • where do we go from here?
  2. noun queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
  3. adjective satellite being here now
    • is everyone here?
  4. adverb in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
    • I work here
    • turn here
    • radio waves received here on Earth
  5. adverb in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail
    • what do we have here?
    • here I must disagree
  6. adverb to this place (especially toward the speaker)
    • come here, please
  7. adverb at this time; now
    • we'll adjourn here for lunch and discuss the remaining issues this afternoon

Here noun
  1. Hair. Obs. Chaucer.
Here pronoun
  1. See Her, their. Obs. Chaucer.
  2. Her; hers. See Her. Obs. Chaucer.
Here adverb
OE. her, AS. hr; akin to OS. hr, D. hier, OHG. hiar, G. hier, Icel. & Goth. hr, Dan. her, Sw. här; fr. root of E. he. See He.
  1. In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.
    He is not here, for he is risen. Matt. xxviii. 6.
  2. In the present life or state.
    Happy here, and more happy hereafter. Bacon.
  3. To or into this place; hither. Colloq. See Thither.
    Here comes Virgil. B. Jonson.
    Thou led'st me here. Byron.
  4. At this point of time, or of an argument; now.
    The prisoner here made violent efforts to rise. Warren.
    Here, in the last sense, is sometimes used before a verb without subject; as, Here goes, for Now (something or somebody) goes; -- especially occurring thus in drinking healths. "Here's [a health] to thee, Dick." Cowley.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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