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Meaning of “here” in the English Dictionary

"here" in British English

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hereadverb

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)?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.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.A1 used to say that 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.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?)here (you are/go) A2 used when giving something to someone: "Could you ​pass the ​sugar, ​please?" "Here you are." Here, ​try some of this - it's ​delicious!

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(Definition of here from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"here" in American English

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hereadverb [not gradable]

 us   /hɪər/
in, at, or to this ​place: I’ve ​lived here in Atlanta all my ​life. Please ​step over here for a ​minute. It ​hurts here, just above my ​ankle. Here can be used at the ​beginning of a ​statement to ​callattention to someone or something: Here’s the ​money I ​owe you. Here she is now.
(Definition of here from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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