Adjective "yonder" definition and examples

(Yonder may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈjɒndə/

Definitions and examples

adverb

At some distance in the direction indicated; over there.

    determiner

    That or those (used to refer to something situated at a distance)
    1. 'They work in the fields yonder.'
    2. 'We shall wait for you to be done in yonder powder room.'

    noun

    The far distance.
    1. 'The 69-year-old is heading out to the wild blue yonder for some more golf and perhaps a spot of antique hunting.'
    2. '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.'
    3. '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.'
    4. 'If numbers are limited to the nearest and dearest, it is easier to head for the wild blue yonder.'
    5. 'After seeing your sweetheart to her bed, meet me behind the ridge yonder to settle this.'
    6. '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.'
    7. 'These gravity-defying wings can simply be launched from a small hill to enjoy the wild blue yonder.'
    8. 'I couldn't wait to jump into the cockpit and takeoff into the wild blue yonder!'
    9. '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.'
    10. 'They checked out real estate, and were wined, dined and feted for some days, before disappearing into the wide blue yonder.'

    More definitions

    1. being in that place or over there; being that or those over there: That road yonder is the one to take.

    2. being the more distant or farther: yonder side. adverb

    3. at, in, or to that place specified or more or less distant; over there.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "trees can be yonder."

    "warehouses can be yonder."

    "places can be yonder."

    "people can be yonder."

    "ideas can be yonder."

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    Origin

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