What does THEY mean?

Definitions for THEY

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  1. they(Pronoun)

    those (used for people)

  2. they(Pronoun)

    A group of people or objects previously mentioned.

  3. they(Pronoun)

    A single person, previously mentioned, but of unknown or irrelevant gender.

  4. they(Pronoun)

    People; some people; someone, excluding the speaker.

  5. Origin: borrowed from þeir—nominative plural masculine of the demonstrative, which acted in Old Norse as a plural pronoun—from þai, from to-. Gradually replaced Old English hi and hie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. They

    the plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed


  1. They

    They is a horror film directed by Robert Harmon that was released in 2002. The plot centers on the phenomenon of night terrors and their impact on the lives of adults who experienced them as children.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. They

    thā, pers. pron., pl. of he, she, or it. [The form thei, tha, that came into use in the north of England in the 13th cent., replacing the older hi, heo. It is the A.S. þá, nom. pl. of the definite article, prob. modified by Scandinavian influence.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #32

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #16

How to pronounce THEY?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say THEY in sign language?

  1. they


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of THEY in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of THEY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of THEY in a Sentence

  1. Robert Papp:

    They should be OK.

  2. George Burgess:

    When they get bit.

  3. Stephen Johnston:

    They may be right.

  4. Joe Brancatelli:

    When they love you.

  5. Wednesday Obama:

    Because if they do.

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