Definitions for Thereðɛər; unstressed ðər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

there*ðɛər; unstressed ðər(adv.)

  1. in or at that place

    She is there now.

    Ref: (opposed to here 1 1 )

  2. at that point in an action, speech, etc.:

    He stopped there for applause.

  3. in that matter, particular, or respect:

    Your anger was justified there.

  4. into or to that place; thither:

    We went there last year.

  5. (used by way of calling attention to something or someone):

    There they go.

  6. (pron.)(used in place of a noun of address):

    Hello, there.

  7. (used to introduce a phrase or clause in which the verb comes before its subject):

    There is no hope. There's someone at the door.

    Category: Function Word

  8. (n.)that place or point:

    I come from there, too.

  9. (adj.)(used for emphasis, esp. after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective):

    Ask that man there.

  10. (interj.)(used to express satisfaction, relief, encouragement, approval, consolation, etc.):

    There! It's done.

* Usage: The verb following the pronoun there is singular or plural according to the number of the subject that follows the verb: There is a message for you. There are patients in the waiting room. With compound subjects in which all the coordinate words are singular, a singular verb often occurs, although the plural may also be used: There was (or were) a horse and a cow in the pasture. When a compound subject contains both singular and plural words, the verb usu. agrees with the subject closest to the verb, although a plural verb sometimes occurs regardless, esp. if the compound has more than two elements: There were staff meetings and a press conference daily. There was (or were) a glass, two plates, two cups, and a teapot on the shelf.― It is nonstandard usage to place there between a demonstrative adjective and the noun it modifies: that there car. The same is true of here : these here nails. Placed after the noun, both there and here are entirely standard: that car there; these nails here.

Origin of there:

bef. 900; ME (adv.); OE thǣr, thēr, c. OFris thēr, OS thār, OHG dār; akin to ON, Go thar; cf. that


  1. a combining form meaning “wild animal, beast,” usu. denoting an extinct mammal, as an adaptation of a zoological taxon ending in -therium or

    -theria: megathere.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -there:

< NL -therium (sing.), -theria (pl.) < Gk thēríon, der. of thḗr beast of prey

Princeton's WordNet

  1. there(adverb)

    a location other than here; that place

    "you can take it from there"

  2. there, at that place, in that location(adverb)

    in or at that place

    "they have lived there for years"; "it's not there"; "that man there"

  3. there, in that respect, on that point(adverb)

    in that matter

    "I agree with you there"

  4. there, thither(adverb)

    to or toward that place; away from the speaker

    "go there around noon!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. there(adverb)ðɛər; unstressed ðər

    in or to a particular place

    Look, there they are.; We're going to Malibu. How long will it take to drive there?; Is that Rockefeller Center over there?

  2. thereðɛər; unstressed ðər

    at a particular point in a process or series

    Let's stop there today and go home.

  3. thereðɛər; unstressed ðər

    available to help or be used

    The nurses are there if you need anything.

  4. thereðɛər; unstressed ðər

    available to support sb

    My parents were always there for me.

  5. thereðɛər; unstressed ðər

    indicates disappointment or annoyance when sth fails or is gone

    There goes $2,000 of our savings.

  6. thereðɛər; unstressed ðər

    used when you give sb sth they have asked for

    "There you go," said the waitress, setting the food down.

  7. there(pronoun)ðɛər; unstressed ðər

    indicates sth exists or happens

    There's a bug on your shirt.; There was a funny smell in the room.; Is there anything I can do?; There seems to be a problem.

  8. there(interjection)ðɛər; unstressed ðər

    used to express satisfaction or the feeling that sth is finished

    There, that looks better.


  1. there(Noun)

    That place.

  2. there(Noun)

    That status; that position.

    You get it ready; I'll take it from there.

  3. there(Adverb)

    In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).

  4. there(Adverb)

    In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.

  5. there(Adverb)

    To or into that place; thither.

  6. there(Adverb)

    Where, there where, in which place.

  7. there(Adverb)

    In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.

  8. there(Pronoun)


    therefor, thereat, thereunder

  9. Origin: From ther, from þær, from þar, from tar-, from demonstrative pronominal base to- + adverbial suffix -r.

Webster Dictionary

  1. There

    in or at that place

  2. There

    in that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech

  3. There

    to or into that place; thither


  1. There

    There is a 3D online virtual world created by Will Harvey and Jeffrey Ventrella. There Inc. was founded in the spring of 1998. Closed beta began in July 2001, with various stages of beta following, and ending with an October 2003 launch date. On March 9, 2010 - one week after the announcement of its closure on March 2, 2010 - shut its doors to the public. On May 18, 2011, Michael Wilson announced that will be re-opening, on the homepage. All previous members will have access to their old avatars. On May 2, 2012, There reopened to the public.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'There' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #45

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'There' in Written Corpus Frequency: #45

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'There' in Adverbs Frequency: #16

Anagrams of There

  1. Ether, ether, Reeth, theer, three

Translations for There

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(at, in, or to) that place

He lives there; Don't go there.

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