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that Tweet Definition of that Like Definition of that on Facebook
adjective (infl, en, adjective, plural, those)
  1. (context, demonstrative) The (thing) being indicated (at a distance from the speaker, or previously mentioned, or at another time).
That book is a good read.
That battle was in 1450.
pronoun (desc=demonstrative, plural, those)
  1. That thing.
That was an interesting example.
the Tweet Definition of the Like Definition of the on Facebook
adverb (infl, en, adverb)
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
thee Tweet Definition of thee Like Definition of thee on Facebook
pronoun (infl, en, second person pronoun, second person singular, objective case)
  1. (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 .
their Tweet Definition of their Like Definition of their on Facebook
  1. (possessive determiner) Belonging to them.
They will meet tomorrow at convenience.
This is probably cat.
  1. (possessive determiner) Belonging to someone of unknown gender.
Everyone must understand feelings.
theirs Tweet Definition of theirs Like Definition of theirs on Facebook
  1. That which belongs to them; the possessive case of they, used without a following noun.
them Tweet Definition of them Like Definition of them on Facebook
pronoun (desc=personal pronoun, objective case)
  1. 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)
  1. 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)
themselves Tweet Definition of themselves Like Definition of themselves on Facebook
pronoun (desc=personal pronoun)
  1. (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 .
  1. 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 .
there Tweet Definition of there Like Definition of there on Facebook
  1. 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
      1. 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
      1. 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
      1. (abstract) In existence or in this world; mention of unspecified location, somewhere.
      is something amiss.
these Tweet Definition of these Like Definition of these on Facebook
  1. (plural of, this)
Note: depending on the context, the word those may be used either in place of or interchangeably with .      
they Tweet Definition of they Like Definition of they on Facebook
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)
  1. (context, the third person plural) A group of others previously mentioned.
Fred and Jane? They just arrived.
  1. (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?
  1. (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.
thine Tweet Definition of thine Like Definition of thine on Facebook
pronoun (plural: your or yours)
  1. (context, archaic) (italbrac, plural: your) Singular second person prevocalic possessive determiner (preconsonantal form: thy).
  2. (context, archaic) (italbrac, plural: yours) Singular second person possessive pronoun.
this Tweet Definition of this Like Definition of this on Facebook
pronoun , plural these
  1. 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, Act 1. Scene 2.
tho Tweet Definition of tho Like Definition of tho on Facebook
  1. (nonstandard, informal) Simplified spelling variant of though.
Even I never ate there, I'm sad to see them go out of business.
those Tweet Definition of those Like Definition of those on Facebook
  1. (context, demonstrative) (plural of, that)
Those bolts go with these parts.
pronoun (desc=demonstrative)
  1. (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 .
thou Tweet Definition of thou Like Definition of thou on Facebook
  1. A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
  1. (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun (term, thou).
  2. (intransitive) To use the word (term, thou).
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)
  1. (context, archaic, or, dialectal) you (singular informal)
though Tweet Definition of though Like Definition of though on Facebook
  1. despite, Despite that; however.
I will do it, .
thy Tweet Definition of thy Like Definition of thy on Facebook
  1. That belongs to thee; the possessive form of thou.
  2. (Archaic or literary): your (informal); that belongs to you (singular).
thyself Tweet Definition of thyself Like Definition of thyself on Facebook
pronoun The reflexive case of thou, an archaic second person singular personal pronoun.
  1. (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.
till Tweet Definition of till Like Definition of till on Facebook
  1. A cash register
  1. (transitive) To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc).
  2. (transitive) To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegatation and crops.
  3. (intransitive) To cultivate soil.

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