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ðɛər; unstressed ðərTheir

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  1. theirpronoun

    Belonging to, from, of, or relating to, them.

  2. theirpronoun

    Belonging to someone of unspecified gender.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Theirnoun

    Of them: the pronoun possessive, from they.

    Etymology: ðeora , of them, Saxon.

    The round world should have shook
    Lions into civil streets, and citizens into their dens. William Shakespeare.

    For the Italians, Dante had begun to file their language in verse before Giovanni Boccaccio, who likewise received no little help from his master Petrarch; but the reformation of their prose was wholly owing to Giovanni Boccaccio. Dryden.

    Prayer we always have in our power to bestow, and they never in theirs to refuse. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    They gave the same names to their own idols which the Egyptians did to theirs. Walter Raleigh.

    The penalty to thy transgression due,
    And due to theirs which out of thine will grow. John Milton.

    Nothing but the name of zeal appears,
    ’Twixt our best actions and the worst of theirs. John Denham.

    Vain are our neighbours hopes, and vain their cares,
    The fault is more their languages than their’s. Wentworth Dillon.

    Which established law of theirs seems too strict at first, because it excludes all secret intrigues. Dryden.

    And reading wish, like theirs, our fate and fame. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Their

    the possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Their

    thār, poss. adj. pron. of or belonging to them. [A.S. þára, gen. pl. of the def. art. (replaced the older hira).]

Editors Contribution

  1. their

    Relating to a person or group of people.

    Their teachers were excellent, motivated and inspiring and have many ways to teach the students.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Their' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #38

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Their' in Written Corpus Frequency: #119

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Their in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Their in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Their in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    We have a responsibility to protect our borders. All of our borders. Let’s make no mistake about that. Democrats have been strong on that point. All of our borders, in fact, I said to some of you before, when we had the 9/11 incident and the commission was formed — and they made their recommendations — they made recommendations to protect America, but the Republicans would never take them up. And some of it was about our borders. The Republicans would never take them up.

  2. Paula Chu:

    We are not recommending anyone ditch their medicines or established medical or physical practices, individuals can talk to their doctors about whether yoga is a viable option for them.

  3. Evolv CEO Peter George:

    The pandemic has changed things forever, everybody is rethinking their physical security strategies and we are taking an analog technology and making it digital.

  4. Louie Gohmert:

    Jim Bridenstine have heard from a lot of Republicans that said,' I would vote for somebody besides Speaker House Speaker John Boehner, but nobody will put their name out there,'.

  5. Bruce Rothney:

    Because of their long-term focus and longer duration liabilities, they continue to aggressively pursue alternative investment categories.

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