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ðæn, ðɛn; unstressed ðən, ənthan

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Wiktionary

  1. thanadverb

    At that time; then.

    Etymology: From than, thanne, from þanne, a variant of þonne, from þana. Cognate with dan, denn, dann. More at then.

  2. thanconjunction

    Because; for.

    Etymology: From than, thanne, from þanne, a variant of þonne, from þana. Cognate with dan, denn, dann. More at then.

  3. thanpreposition

    introduces a comparison, and is associated with comparatives, and with words such as more, less, and fewer. Typically, it seeks to measure the force of an adjective or similar description between two predicates.

    Patients diagnosed more recently are probably surviving an average of longer than two years.

    Etymology: From than, thanne, from þanne, a variant of þonne, from þana. Cognate with dan, denn, dann. More at then.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Than

    a particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want

  2. Thanadverb

    then. See Then

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  1. Than

    Than is a grammatical particle analyzed as both a conjunction and a preposition in the English language. It introduces a comparison, and is associated with comparatives and with words such as more, less, and fewer. Typically, it measures the force of an adjective or similar description between two predicates.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Than

    than, conj. when, as, if compared with—a word placed after the comparative of an adjective or adverb between the things compared. [A.S. thonne, in its use a relative or conjunctive adverb, equivalent to our when, used after comparatives to introduce the standard of comparison; closely allied to thone, accus. masc. of def. art. Cf. The.]

Editors Contribution

  1. than

    A type of adjective.

    The speed of transfer is faster than the speed of light.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'than' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #89

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'than' in Written Corpus Frequency: #177

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of than in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of than in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of than in a Sentence

  1. Robert Redfield:

    Those models that were done, they assumed that only about 50 % of the American public would pay attention to the recommendations. In fact, it would seem, a large majority of the American public are taking the social distancing recommendations to heart -- and I think that's the direct consequence of why you're seeing the numbers are going to be much, much, much, much lower than would've been predicted by the models.

  2. Karin Nielsen-Saines:

    Even after the brain is formed, there are some problems that happen, there’s atrophy, there’s damage, even later in pregnancy. So just because someone’s reached the second trimester, it does n’t mean that there could n’t be a problem if they were to contract Zika. ’’ That type of damage can take several weeks to become apparent in prenatal testing. By the time some women learn what Zika has done to the fetuses they are carrying, their access to legal abortion could be blocked in most states. The telephone poll of 1,016 adults was conducted July 20 to 24, during the week when Florida announced it had discovered two people who hadpossibly contracted Zika locally, most likely through the bite of an infected mosquito. Since then, the number of cases in the Florida outbreak — believed to be centered in a one-square mile area just north of downtown Miami — hasswelled to 15. The poll — which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points — also found that only 44 percent of Americans realized the Zika funding stalemate has not yet been resolved. Lawmakers left Washington last month after Senate Democratswould n’t back a dealnegotiated by House and Senate Republicans that included provisions affecting Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act. Of people who were aware that Congress has not yet provided Zika funding, 55 percent said not passing the legislation is a problem. More blamed the Republicans than the Democrats for the continued impasse — 42 percent said it was the Republicans ’ fault, compared with 22 percent who faulted the Democrats. Seventeen percent said both parties are equally to blame. The apportionment of blame generally followed party lines. About one-fourth of those polled said funding Zika response efforts should be a top priority for the federal budget, nearly half said it was important but not a top priority, and 20 percent said it was not that important. The poll also showed that in the third week of July, barely half of Americans — 52 percent — felt Zika posed a public health threat in this country. And only 22 percent felt that it was a major threat. But it is not known whether the growing outbreak in Florida has changed opinions on that question.

  3. Jeff Denham:

    It is nothing more than an election year tactic, which we have seen before from him, look, if this issue costs me my reelection but we get it done, I'll be happy with that.

  4. Nan Whaley:

    I really want to -- think about that minute. The shooter was able to kill nine people and injure 26 in less than a minute, and if we did not have police in the Oregon District and the thousands of people in the Oregon District enjoying their Saturday evening, what we could have had in this city.

  5. Jameria Moore:

    Most people congregate on Sundays, at churches. You get a mass amount of people at churches. It's a little bit easier than going knocking door-to-door, especially in the Emerge Alabama heat.

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