What does THEY mean?

Definitions for THEY
ðeɪTHEY

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Wiktionary

  1. they(Pronoun)

    those (used for people)

    Etymology: 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.

  2. they(Pronoun)

    A group of people or objects previously mentioned.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. they(Pronoun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. they(Pronoun)

    People; some people; someone, excluding the speaker.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. they

    A group of people.

    The people loved to work together united in their love of humanity for the benefit of all.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say THEY in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Antonin Scalia:

    Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.

  2. Mark Jones:

    Texas Republicans look at this tragedy and they do not see the gun as the problem, they see the person as the problem and security as the second problem.

  3. Efraim Zuroff:

    People who make films don’t think they have any obligation to help bring (perpetrators) to justice, they are only interested in art, not in justice.

  4. State Department:

    Diplomatic Security and other law enforcement agencies rigorously vet new hires at our missions overseas, and all employees are also subject to ongoing reviews to ensure they are fully complying with their security responsibilities and Department security requirements, when we identify an employee in violation of security directives, we take appropriate action at the appropriate time.

  5. Counsellor Theresa Traub:

    Some children break down as they remember what happened, one six-year-old vividly recalls the deaths of his parents - it very tough to see such trauma at that age.

Images & Illustrations of THEY

  1. THEYTHEYTHEYTHEYTHEY

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