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ðæt; unstressed ðətthat

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  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.]

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

How to say that in sign language?

  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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