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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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Numerology

  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. Vickie Kloeris:

    A crew member can obtain their nutritional requirements from our food system, and they are allowed to supplement if they desire to do so. The only supplement we provide is Vitamin D because they don’t have sunlight exposure.

  2. Kelvin Cochran:

    Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex, and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body – temple and dishonor God. i did not single out homosexuality.

  3. Paul Anka:

    Everyone thinks it’s their song — but how many people really do it their own way ?

  4. Ben Caspit:

    The people who are to blame for the terrible things that the members of this lovely community have been forced to undergo on a daily basis is us, those among us who turn up their noses when an Ethiopian family enters the neighborhood, those among us who are not happy to see Ethiopian children in their children's classroom.

  5. Anita McBride:

    There was nothing to indicate with any confidence that the Taliban was any different than it was before in terms of their mentality, their view of women, their role in society.

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    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • A. rogue
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