Definition of “here” - English Dictionary


“here” in English

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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 call attention 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)