Keywords: yon, yonder

Sign Definition

As a Pointing Sign

1. Used to refer to people or things distant and separate from both the signer and the person they are signing to. Various phrases would be used in modern English (e.g., 'those things over there', 'those people over there'). Obsolete English = yon.
2. Used to refer to places which are far away from the signer and the person they are talking to. Various phrases would be used in modern English (e.g., 'way over there'). Obsolete English = yonder.
3. Used to refer to times which are a long time before or after the present time.