Definitions for THEMðɛm; unstressed ðəm, əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

them*ðɛm; unstressed ðəm, əm(pron.)

  1. the objective case of they, used as a direct or indirect object:

    We saw them yesterday. I gave them the books.

    Category: Function Word

  2. (used instead of the pronoun they in the predicate after the verb to be):

    It's them, across the street. It isn't them.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. (used instead of the pronoun their before a gerund or present participle):

    The boys' parents objected to them hiking without supervision.

    Category: Informal

  4. (adj.)Nonstandard. those:

    He don't want them books.

    Category: Function Word

* Usage: See he1, me, they.

Origin of them:

1150–1200; ME theym < ON theim them (dat.); r. ME tham(e), OE thǣm, thām; cf. they

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. them(pronoun)ðɛm; unstressed ðəm, əm

    indicates a known group

    I met them in college.; Some geese flew by. Did you see them?

Wiktionary

  1. them(Pronoun)

    those

    Them kids need to grow up.

  2. them(Pronoun)

    Third personal plural pronoun used after a preposition or as the object of a verb.

    Them kids need to grow up.

  3. them(Pronoun)

    Third person singular pronoun of indeterminate or irrelevant gender

Webster Dictionary

  1. Them

    the objective case of they. See They

Freebase

  1. Them

    Them were a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard "Gloria" and launching singer Van Morrison's musical career. The original five member band consisted of Morrison, Alan Henderson, Ronnie Millings, Billy Harrison and Eric Wrixon. The group was marketed in the United States as part of the British Invasion. Them scored two UK hits in 1965 with "Baby, Please Don't Go" and "Here Comes the Night". The latter song and "Mystic Eyes"" were Top 40 hits in the US. Morrison quit the band in 1966 and went on to a successful career as a solo artist. Although Them had a short-lived existence, the Belfast group had considerable influence on other bands, such as The Doors.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #64

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #57


Translations for THEM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

them(pronoun)

people, animals, things etc already spoken about, being pointed out etc

Let's invite them to dinner; What will you do with them?

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