here

here
1 adverb
1 in this place: Is George here? | Kabul is four hundred miles west of here. | I knew there would be no one here in this room. | Shall we eat here? | here and now (=used to emphasize what you are saying): I'll tell you here and now that I am not going to resign. | on here/out here/down here/over here etc: It's very cold out here. | We're over here!
—compare there 2 (1)
2 happening now: I'll be glad when the summer vacation is here.
3 at this point in a discussion: There are many reasons for this decline, which we cannot discuss here.
4 here's/here is/here are/here comes etc used when introducing something or someone, or showing them to someone: Here comes Michael now. | Here's the shop I was telling you about.
5 here/here is/here's/here we are etc used when you have just found something that you have been looking for: Ah, here we are, here's my address book.
6 here's/here/here you are etc used when you are giving something to someone: Here's some money for you. | Here are your keys back.
7 neither here nor there not important: The hospital needs this machine. The fact that it costs a lot of money is neither here nor there.
8 here and there scattered around in several different places: Windows were shattered and there was minor damage to buildings here and there.
9 here, there, and everywhere informal in many different places: We've been looking for you here, there, and everywhere.
10 here goes! used when you are going to try to do something difficult: I've never ridden a motorbike before, so here goes!
11 here we go (again) informal used when something unpleasant is beginning to happen again: Janet stormed off in a temper. “Here we go again,” Matt thought.
12 Here's to used when you are going to drink something to wish someone good luck, show your respect for them etc: Here's to the happy couple. | Here's to your new job.
13 here to stay if something is here to stay, it has become a part of life and will continue to be so
14
a) used when you are giving or offering something to someone: Here, have my chair. I don't mind standing.
b) BrE used to get someone's attention or to show that you are annoyed: Here! Just what do you think you're doing?
15 here is
a) used when you are giving something to someone: Here's some money. Have a good time.
b) used to say that someone or something is arriving: Ah, look - here's the mailman. | here it is/they are: Here they are, late as usual.
c) used to tell someone that you have found something, or to say where something is: Oh, here's the knife, it was under these dishes. | here it is/they are: Here she is, hiding behind the curtains.
16 here you are/here you go used when you are giving something to someone: Here you are John, have some cake.
17 here we go used when you are starting to do something or when something is starting to happen: Right, here we go, the game's starting.
18 here goes used when you are going to try something and you do not know what will happen: O.K. Here goes. Stand back everyone.
19 here comes used when you can see something or someone arriving: Quick, here comes the bus. Have you got the right money?
2 interjection
1 used when you are giving or offering something to someone: Here, have my chair. I don't mind standing.
2 BrE used to attract someone's attention or to express annoyance: Here! Just what do you think you're doing?

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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