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English definition of “here”

here

adverb uk   /hɪər/ us    /hɪr/
A1 in, at, or to this place: I've lived here for about two years. I like it here. London is only 50 miles from here. Come here - I've got something to show you. How long are you over here (= in this country)?PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible A2 used at the beginning of a statement to introduce someone or something: Here's Fiona - let me introduce you to her. Here's the book I said I'd lend you.Preceding and introducing A2 used to show that someone has arrived or that something has started: Here they are! We thought you'd never come! Here we are (= we have arrived) - I said it wouldn't take more than half an hour by car. Now that Christmas is here (= has begun), I might as well give up my diet.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible A1 describes someone or something that is near you: I don't know anything about this, but I'm sure my colleague here can help you. It says here (= in this piece of writing) that she was born in 1943.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen B2 now: Shall we break here and have a coffee? Where do we go/Where do we take it from here? (= What should we do next?)Now here (you are) A2 used when giving something to someone: "Could you pass the sugar, please?" "Here you are." Here, try some of this - it's delicious!Giving, providing and supplying
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