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See also: Here, hère, and herë

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle English here, from Old English h?r ("at this place"), from Proto-Germanic *hr, from Proto-Indo-European *?e ("this") + adverbial suffix *-r. Cognate with the English pronoun he, German hier, Dutch hier, her, Icelandic hér, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish her, Swedish här.

Adverb

here (not comparable)

  1. (location) In, on, or at this place.
    Synonym: right here (emphatic)
    You wait here while I fetch my coat.
    Flu season is here.
    Ms. Doe is not here at the moment.
  2. (location) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
    Please come here.
  3. (abstract) In this context.
    Derivatives can refer to anything that is derived from something else, but here they refer specifically to functions that give the slope of the tangent line to a curve.
  4. At this point in the argument, narration, or other, usually written, work.
    Here endeth the lesson.

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

here (uncountable)

  1. (abstract) This place; this location.
    An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives.
    Here is where I met my spouse twelve years ago.
  2. (abstract) This time, the present situation. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Quotations

  • 1922, Francis Herbert Bradley, The Principles of Logic, page 52:
    For time and extension seem continuous elements; the here is one space with the other heres round it
  • 2001, Kauhiko Yatabe; edited by Harumi Befu, Sylvie Guichard-Anguis, "Objects, city and wandering: the invisibility of the Japanese in France", in Globalizing Japan: Ethnography of the Japanese Presence in Asia, Europe, and America, page 28:
    More than ever, the here is porous.
  • 2004, Denis Wood, Five Billion Years of Global Change: A History of the Land, page 20:
    We can't see it because it is an aspect of our seeing, it is a function of our gaze: the field of the here is established in -- and by -- our presence.

Translations

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Adjective

here (comparative more here, superlative most here)

  1. Filler after a noun or demonstrative pronoun, solely for emphasis.
    John here is a rascal.
  2. Filler after a demonstrative pronoun but before the noun it modifies, solely for emphasis.
    This here orange is too sour.

Interjection

here

  1. (slang) Used semi-assertively to offer something to the listener.
    Here, now I'm giving it to you.
  2. (Ireland, Britain, slang) Used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.
    Here, I'm tired and I want a drink.

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Dutch

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -e:r?
  • Hyphenation: he?re

Noun

here m (plural heren, diminutive heertje n)

  1. (archaic) inflected form of heer (lord)

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['h?r?]
  • Hyphenation: he?re

Etymology 1

From Proto-Uralic *kojera ("male animal").[1][2][3] Cognates include Mansi r (r).

Noun

here (plural herék)

  1. (anatomy) testicle, testis (the male sex and endocrine gland)
  2. drone (a male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilize the queen bee)
  3. (derogatory) loafer, drone (someone who doesn't work; a lazy person, an idler)
Declension
Possessive forms of here
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. herém heréim
2nd person sing. heréd heréid
3rd person sing. heréje heréi
1st person plural herénk heréink
2nd person plural herétek heréitek
3rd person plural heréjük heréik
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Shortened from lóhere ("clover").[3]

Noun

here (plural herék)

  1. clover
Declension
Possessive forms of here
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. herém heréim
2nd person sing. heréd heréid
3rd person sing. heréje heréi
1st person plural herénk heréink
2nd person plural herétek heréitek
3rd person plural heréjük heréik

References

  1. ^ Entry #333 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete ('Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes'). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ->ISBN
  3. ? 3.03.1 E?ry, Vilma. Értelmez? szótár+ ('Explanatory Dictionary Plus'). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2007. ->ISBN

Latin

Verb

h?r?

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of h?re?

References

  • here in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • here in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • here in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch h?ro, h?rro.

Noun

hêre m

  1. lord, high-ranked person
  2. God, the Lord
    • 1249, Schepenbrief van Bochoute, Velzeke, eastern Flanders:
      Descepenen van bochouta quedden alle degene die dese lettren sien selen i(n) onsen here.
      The aldermen of Bochoute address all who will see this letter by our lord.
  3. ruler
  4. leader
  5. gentleman (respectful title for a male)
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: heer
  • Limburgish: hieër

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch *heri, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz.

Noun

h?re n

  1. army, band of troops
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

Further reading

  • "here (I)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "here (II)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "here (I)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page I

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "here (II)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page II


Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English here, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz ("army; commander").

Pronunciation

Noun

here

  1. a military force; a troop, host, or army
  2. a group of people; a team, band, throng, or mass
  3. any group or set of things or creatures
  4. fighting, battle; conflict between armed forces
  5. (rare) participation in the armed forces
Alternative forms
Descendants

References

Etymology 2

From Old English heora, hira, genitive of h?e ("they").

Determiner

here

  1. their
Alternative forms
Related terms
  • he ("they")
Derived terms
Descendants
  • English: her(obsolete)

References

Etymology 3

From Old English h?ore, h?re ("pleasant"), from Proto-Germanic *hiurijaz ("familiar; mild").

Adjective

here

  1. pleasant, gentle
  2. noble, excellent
Alternative forms
Descendants

References

Etymology 4

From Old English h?re, h?re and Old French haire, itself from Germanic.

Noun

here (plural heres or heren or here)

  1. haircloth
Alternative forms
Descendants

References

Etymology 5

Noun

here (plural heren)

  1. Alternative form of herre ("lord")

Etymology 6

Noun

here (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hire ("wages")

Etymology 7

Noun

here (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of hare ("hare")

Etymology 8

Determiner

here

  1. Alternative form of hire ("her")

Pronoun

here

  1. Alternative form of hire ("her")

Etymology 9

Adverb

here

  1. Alternative form of her ("here")

Etymology 10

Noun

here (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of heir ("heir")

Etymology 11

Noun

here (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of yeer ("year")

Etymology 12

Adjective

here

  1. comparative degree of he ("high")

Old English

Etymology

From West Germanic *hari (oblique stem *harj-), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker-. Cognate with Old Saxon heri (Dutch heer), Old High German heri (German Heer), Old Norse herr (Swedish här), Gothic (harjis). The Proto-Indo-European root also gave Ancient Greek (koíranos), Middle Irish cuire, Lithuanian kãras, Latvian kar?.

Pronunciation

Noun

here m

  1. An army (especially of the enemy)
    S?o fierd þone here ?efl?emde. - The [English] army put the [Danish] army to flight. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)

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