Definition of hithe in English:

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Pronunciation: /hʌɪð/
(also hythe)


[often in place names]
A landing place or small port for ships or boats.
Example sentences
  • Fourteen foreign ships, laden with fish, arrived at Billingsgate, which ships should have arrived at the said Hithe.
  • When the hithe fell into the hands of King Stephen, he bestowed it on William de Ypres.
  • It was in the neighbourhood of the hithe where garlic was sold for the use of the inhabitants of London.


Old English hȳþ, of unknown origin.

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