Definition of hithe in English:


Line breaks: hithe
Pronunciation: /hʌɪð
(also hythe)


[often in place names]
A landing place or small port for ships or boats.
More example sentences
  • There was a line of hithes in Cambridge between Magdalene Bridge and the Newnham Mill Pool.
  • I forbid any boat to ply at any hithe of Cambridgeshire.
  • 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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