American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. At or in that place: sit over there.
- adv. To, into, or toward that place: wouldn't go there again.
- adv. At that stage, moment, or point: Stop there before you make any more mistakes.
- adv. In that matter: I can't agree with him there.
- pro. Used to introduce a clause or sentence: There are numerous items. There must be another exit.
- pro. Used to indicate an unspecified person in direct address: Hello there.
- adj. Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun that or those, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective that or those: That person there ought to know the directions to town.
- adj. Nonstandard Used for emphasis between a demonstrative adjective meaning "that” or "those” and a noun: No one is sitting at that there table. Them there beans ought to be picked.
- n. That place or point: stopped and went on from there.
- interj. Used to express feelings such as relief, satisfaction, sympathy, or anger: There, now I can have some peace!
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In or at a definite place other than that occupied by the speaker; in that place; at that point: used in reference to a place or point otherwise or already indicated or known; as, you will find him there (pointing to the particular place); if he is in Paris, I shall see him there. It is often opposed to here, there generally denoting the place more distant; but in some cases the words when used together are employed merely in contradistinction, without reference to nearness or distance.
- Into that place; to that place; thither: after verbs of motion or direction as, how did that get there I will go there to-morrow.
- At that point of progress; after going so far or proceeding to such a point; as, you have said or done enough, you may stop there.
- In that state or condition of things; in that respect.
- Used by way of calling the attention to something, as to a person, object, or place; as, there is my hand.
- Used as an indefinite grammatical subject, in place of the real subject, which then follows the verb, increased force being thus secured: so used especially with the verb to be: as, there is no peace for the wicked.
- Used like that in interjectional phrases; such as, there 's a darling! there 's a good boy!
- Used to express: Certainty, confirmation, triumph, dismay, etc.: as, there! what did I tell you?
- Encouragement, direction, or setting on.
- Consolation, coaxing, or quieting, as in hushing a child: as, there! there! go to sleep.
- adv. location In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).
- adv. figuratively In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.
- adv. location To or into that place; thither.
- adv. obsolete Where, there where, in which place.
- adv. In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.
- interj. Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.
- interj. Used to express victory or completion.
- n. That place.
- n. That status; that position.
- pro. Used as an expletive subject of be in its sense of “exist”, with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.
- pro. Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.
- pro. Used with other verbs, when raised.
- pro. no longer productive That.
- pro. colloquial Used to replace an unknown name, principally in greetings and farewells
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In or at that place.
- adv. In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.
- adv. To or into that place; thither.
- n. a location other than here; that place
- adv. in that matter
- adv. to or toward that place; away from the speaker
- adv. in or at that place
- From Middle English there, ther, thare, thar, thore, from Old English þēr, þǣr, þār ("there; at that place"), from Proto-Germanic *þar (“at that place; there”), from Proto-Indo-European *tar- (“there”), from demonstrative pronominal base *to- (“the, that”) + adverbial suffix *-r. Cognate with Scots thar, thair ("there"), North Frisian dear, deer, där ("there"), Saterland Frisian deer ("there"), West Frisian dêr ("there"), Dutch daar ("there"), Low German dar ("there"), German da, dar- ("there"), Danish der ("there"), Swedish där ("there"), Icelandic þar ("in that place, there"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English thǣr, thēr; see to- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And down south it was not so cold there and there were many grasslands and savannahs there and there appeared adot.”
“We've been promised non-linear narratives since HyperCard, and there are some out there*.”
“If there is one person I admire and love for chutzpah, her sex appeal is Kumar the Cross Dresser ..there is none like her , and I dont even know how to contact her ...,this is Kumar the make up artist with his sister ..and me definitely not her brother ha ha ha ha ha”
“Now I must state , the signals where the hijras begged clapping their hands are still there but the hijras have moved on ..and hijras at this level have two alternatives beg or solicit..there is no other job option and Maharashtra with its hoopla of Bandra Sea Link will take another million years to do what Mr Karunanidhi's government has done for the Aravanis the transgender of Tamil Nadu.”
“I am going there now..there better be no line now.”
“But - drumroll please - there was a *hot girl standing there*!”
“The thought of leaving Danny there is heart-wrenching…..but the phone calls have been made and his co-workers arrive to stay with him until he leaves this cold, forbidding freezer of a building…..there is more investigating to do.”
“In cases in which the reasons for an action are dwarfed by the considerations against it, it is usual to report that there is no reason for the action at all; ˜there is a reason to do A™ typically communicates that there is a relatively weighty reason to do A.”
“The bible with its ˜let there be light™ and ˜there was light™ has the experiential demonstrable grammar.”
“He recognizes that there is a problem here: ˜there is a great deal of difficulty in reconciling the Divine Being's simplicity with this variety of intelligible ideas that He contains in His wisdom™”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘there’.
Words whose last and third-to-last letters are both "e".
Protagonists and relevant words in the Book of Creation (Source: King James Bible)
Typical words from Beatles song titles. Can you recreate the titles?
(Grammatical words have been omitted)
Words to be replaced by a paragraph mark if you are after terms and MWEs.
Cities, Towns, Streets, anything that's a place.
Ya know what? I'm makin' a change to list: you can now add more than one word at a time, eliminating the need for that numbery crap: that old way was shit.
Kangaroo words with joey-antonyms, e.g., pest/pet
See comments on pipsiculture and homosexuality, which have nothing to do with each other except that I read comments on them at around the same time on the same day.
See also the list ...
Very basic words for ESL students.
This list gives the english meanings of sourashtra words. Its language classification is : Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Gujarati. Ethnologue code is ISO 639-3: saz. (
Listening to this as an audio book for the second time. Tim O'Brien uses simple words and phrases to great effect. Very few unfamilar and big words . The writing style reminds me of words from Joh...
All words and phrases (except the most common articles and prepositions)
For a word frequency analysis see:
air, band, foe, beam, blest, God, banner, battle, battle's~confusion, blood, blow, bomb and 174 more...
Looking for tweets for there.