adjective (infl, en, adjective, plural, those)
- (context, demonstrative) The (thing) being indicated (at a distance from the speaker, or previously mentioned, or at another time).
pronoun (desc=demonstrative, plural, those)
- That book is a good read.
- That battle was in 1450.
- That thing.
- That was an interesting example.
adverb (infl, en, adverb)
- With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
- The hotter better.
- The more I think about it, weaker it looks.
- The more money donated, more books purchased and more happy children.
- It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
- With a comparative, and often with for it, indicates a result in the direction of the comparative. This can be negated with none.
- It was a difficult time, but I"m wiser for it.
- It was a difficult time, and I"m none wiser for it.
pronoun (infl, en, second person pronoun, second person singular, objective case)
- (archaic, literary) you (singular)
- M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG), p. 40
- : When our Chiefs command us, we never require the reasons: I can say nothing else to .
- (possessive determiner) Belonging to them.
- They will meet tomorrow at convenience.
- This is probably cat.
- (possessive determiner) Belonging to someone of unknown gender.
- Everyone must understand feelings.
- That which belongs to them; the possessive case of they, used without a following noun.
pronoun (desc=personal pronoun, objective case)
- Third personal plural pronoun used after a preposition or as the object of a verb.
- Give it to . (after preposition)
- She wrote a letter. (indirect object)
- She treated for a cold. (direct object)
- Third person singular pronoun of indeterminate or irrelevant gender
- If someone comes and asks for the ticket, just give it to . (after preposition)
- If one of my patients calls, please bring their dinner. (indirect object)
- If a student has an inappropriate question, whatever you do, do not berate . (direct object)
pronoun (desc=personal pronoun)
- (the reflexive case of they, the third-person plural personal pronoun) The people previously mentioned, as the object of a verb or following a preposition, where the people are also the subject of the verb; also used for emphasis.
- (reflexively): They"ve hurt .
- (after a preposition): They fought among .
- (for emphasis): They are going to try climbing Mount Everest .
- The person of unspecified gender previously mentioned, as the object of a verb or following a preposition, where the person is also the subject of the verb; also used for emphasis.
- (reflexively): Would whoever stole my phone please make known.
- (after a preposition): They"ve brought this on .
- (for emphasis): One of the children did this .
- In or at that place or location.
- They left me and my man, both bound together. " Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors, V-i
- The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and he put the man whom he had formed. " Genesis 2:8
- Note: In distinction from here, usually signifies a place farther off, in such a manner, that here would include the person using the word, while would not.
- Darkness might well seem twilight here. " Milton
- In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop , but continued his speech.
- The law that threaten"d death becomes thy friend / And turns it to exile; art thou happy. " Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, III-iii
- To or into that place; thither.
- The rarest that e"er came . " Shakespeare, Tempest, II-i
- Note: There is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling attention to something, especially to something distant; as, There, there! See ! Look ! There is often used as an expletive, and in this use, when it introduces a sentence or clause, the verb precedes its subject.
- A knight was, and that a worthy man. " Chaucer
- There is a path which no fowl knoweth. " Job 28:7
- Wherever is a sense or perception, some idea is actually produced. " Locke
- There have been that have delivered themselves from their ills by their good fortune or virtue. " Suckling
- Note: There is much used in composition, and often has the sense of a pronoun. See thereabout, thereafter, therefrom, etc.
- Note: There was formerly used in the sense of where.
- Spend their good it is reasonable. " Chaucer
- (abstract) In existence or in this world; mention of unspecified location, somewhere.
- is something amiss.
Note: depending on the context, the word those may be used either in place of or interchangeably with .
- (plural of, this)
pronoun (desc=personal pronoun; the third person, nominative case, usually plural, but sometimes used in the singular when the gender is unknown or irrelevant, objective case, them, possessive, their, possessive noun, theirs, reflexive plural, themselves, reflexive singular, themself)
- (context, the third person plural) A group of others previously mentioned.
- Fred and Jane? They just arrived.
- (context, the third person singular, disputed) A single person, previously mentioned, but of unknown or irrelevant gender.
- Have you ever seen someone while are on their deathbed?
- (context, indefinite pronoun, vague meaning) People; some people; someone.
- They say it"s a good place to live.
- They didn"t have computers in the old days.
- They should do something about this.
pronoun (plural: your or yours)
- (context, archaic) (italbrac, plural: your) Singular second person prevocalic possessive determiner (preconsonantal form: thy).
- (context, archaic) (italbrac, plural: yours) Singular second person possessive pronoun.
pronoun , plural these
- The thing, item, etc. being indicated.
- This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,"often the surfeit of our own behaviour,"we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical pre-dominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! My father compounded with my mother under the dragon's tail, and my nativity was under ursa major; so that it follows I am rough and lecherous."Tut! I should have been that I am, had the maidenliest star in the firmament twinkled on my bastardizing. " Shakespeare, King Lear, http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear&action=edit§ion=4 Act 1. Scene 2.
- (nonstandard, informal) Simplified spelling variant of though.
- Even I never ate there, I'm sad to see them go out of business.
- (context, demonstrative) (plural of, that)
- Those bolts go with these parts.
- (plural of, that)
- Would you like these berries or ?
Note: depending on the context, the word these may be used either in place of or interchangeably with .
- A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
pronoun (infl, en, second person pronoun, second person singular nominative case, , plural, ye or you, objective case, thee, reflexive, thyself, possessive determiner, thy, possessive pronoun, thine)
- (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun (term, thou).
- (intransitive) To use the word (term, thou).
- (context, archaic, or, dialectal) you (singular informal)
- despite, Despite that; however.
- I will do it, .
- That belongs to thee; the possessive form of thou.
- (Archaic or literary): your (informal); that belongs to you (singular).
pronoun The reflexive case of thou, an archaic second person singular personal pronoun.
- (context, archaic, _, or, _, literary, informal) yourself (as the object of a verb or preposition or as an intensifier)
- Thou hast only to blame.
- Thou art to blame.
- A cash register
- (transitive) To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc).
- (transitive) To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegatation and crops.
- (intransitive) To cultivate soil.