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ðæt; unstressed ðətthat

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word that.


  1. that(Adverb)

    To a given extent or degree; particularly.

    I'm just not that sick.

  2. that(Adverb)

    So, so much; very.

  3. that(Adverb)


    The water is so cold! u2014That it is.

  4. that(Pronoun)

    That thing or person.

  5. that(Pronoun)

    Which, who.

  6. that(Conjunction)

    The (thing) being indicated (at a distance from the speaker, or previously mentioned, or at another time).

  7. that(Conjunction)

    Introducing a hypothetical fact or supposition: 'given that', 'as would appear from the fact that'.

  8. that(Conjunction)

    With antecedent so or such: introducing the result of the main clause.

  9. that(Conjunction)

    Without any antecedent: so that.

Webster Dictionary

  1. That

    as a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples

  2. That

    as an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun

  3. That

    as a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural

  4. That

    as a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun

  5. That

    to introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb

  6. That

    to introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because

  7. That

    to introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc

  8. That

    to introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that

  9. That

    in an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like

  10. That

    as adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. That

    that, pron. demons. and rel.—as a demons. (pl. Those) it points out a person or thing: the former or more distant thing: not this but the other: as a rel., who or which.—conj. used to introduce a clause: because: for: in order that. [A.S. thæt, neut. of the article the (ðe, ðeó, ðæt, usually replaced by se, seó, ðæt); cog. with Ger. das, dass; Gr. to, Sans. tat. Cf. The.]

Editors Contribution

  1. that

    A reason or cause.

    The fact that we are united is visible to use all and creates the just solutions we choose as a collective to create optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for all animals and humans on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  
  2. that

    A specific amount or value.

    The citizens that voted were very happy with the outcome.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'that' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #12

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'that' in Written Corpus Frequency: #10

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'that' in Adverbs Frequency: #165

How to pronounce that?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. that


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of that in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of that in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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