Definition of yonder in English:

yonder

adverb

dialect, archaic
  • At some distance in the direction indicated; over there.

    ‘there's a ford south of here, about nine miles yonder’
    further on, far off, far away, in the distance, afar
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determiner

dialect, archaic
  • That or those (used to refer to something situated at a distance)

    ‘what light through yonder window breaks?’
    • ‘I suggest you leave your beasts yonder/’
    • ‘We shall wait for you to be done in yonder powder room.’
    • ‘They work in the fields yonder.’
    • ‘She would rise early and wrap a thick cloak over her shoulders then proceed to watch as the sun drew itself over the crest of the hills yonder.’

noun

the yonder
  • The far distance.

    ‘attempting to fly off into the wide blue yonder’
    • ‘They're not asked to go off into the wild blue yonder.’
    • ‘After seeing your sweetheart to her bed, meet me behind the ridge yonder to settle this.’
    • ‘The 69-year-old is heading out to the wild blue yonder for some more golf and perhaps a spot of antique hunting.’
    • ‘Some day when we meet up yonder, we'll stroll hand in hand again.’
    • ‘It's only when he leaps into the wild blue yonder of compassion, or idealism, or altruism, that he makes these hilarious mistakes.’
    • ‘These gravity-defying wings can simply be launched from a small hill to enjoy the wild blue yonder.’
    • ‘Amy's eyes drifted open, and then settled yonder.’
    • ‘Sailing into a dark-blue yonder has become such an integral ingredient of Emma Richards' life that she can barely recall a time when she was not battling with the elements on Homeric quests.’
    • ‘I couldn't wait to jump into the cockpit and takeoff into the wild blue yonder!’
    • ‘After my ex flew the coop, I tied my wedding ring to a helium balloon and let it loose in the wild blue yonder.’
    • ‘If numbers are limited to the nearest and dearest, it is easier to head for the wild blue yonder.’
    • ‘I'm sure my love for that plane had a lot to do with the fact that Saturday mornings were just me, Dad and the wild blue yonder.’
    • ‘The amount they have in savings: ‘All the money I saved for when I get ready to retire is up yonder now at the hospital, and the doctors,’ Patsy says.’
    • ‘Since concerns about world inflation briefly drove the gold price into the wide blue yonder in 1980, the world has enjoyed a remarkable degree of financial and economic stability.’
    • ‘She thinks the spontaneity of hitching up your van on a Friday night and setting off into the wild blue yonder is part of carvanning's new appeal.’
    • ‘Two men wearing black jumpsuits exit the aircraft, stepping onto the foot rail that lines the plane's port side and disappearing into the wild blue yonder.’
    • ‘Till yesterday it was fine for me to go and study with a teacher in yonder village.’
    • ‘They checked out real estate, and were wined, dined and feted for some days, before disappearing into the wide blue yonder.’
    • ‘This fearless, forthright, indomitable and courageous individual did venture out into the wild blue yonder in a flying machine.’
    • ‘Here, however, momentary escape into the wild blue yonder gives way to reality as his body is found amongst the vehicle's twisted wreckage.’
    far away, far off, afar
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Origin

Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ginder ‘over there’, also to yon.

Pronunciation

yonder

/ˈjɒndə/