What does this mean?

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  1. this(Adverb)

    To the degree or extent indicated.

  2. this(Pronoun)

    The thing, item, etc. being indicated.

    This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,u2014often the surfeit of our own behaviour,u2014we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars u2014 Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 1. Scene 2.

  3. Origin: from (neuter demonstrative), from North Sea Germanic base *, from þat, from tód, extended form of demonstrative base ; + North Sea Germanic definitive suffix -s, from só.

Webster Dictionary

  1. This

    as a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned

  2. This

    as an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town


  1. This

    This is a poetry journal associated with what would later be called Language poetry because during the time span in which This was published, "many poets of the emerging Language school were represented in its pages". The first three issues were edited by Robert Grenier and Barrett Watten. The subsequent nine issues were edited by Watten. Some of the writers featured in the pages of This magazine include: Steve Benson, Bill Berkson, Merrill Gilfillan, Lyn Hejinian, Bernadette Mayer, Michael Palmer, Kit Robinson, Jim Rosenberg, and Peter Seaton. Watten also published monographs under the imprint "This Press": "which began with publication of Clark Coolidge's The Maintains in 1974 and published work by Larry Eigner, Ron Silliman, Robert Grenier, Carla Harryman, Ted Greenwald, Kit Robinson, Bruce Andrews, and Alan Davies". These writers also appeared in the magazine during its run of issues.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. This

    this, demons. pron. or adj. denoting a person or thing near, just mentioned, or about to be mentioned: (B.) the last past:—pl. These.—n. This′ness, hæccity. [A.S. this, the neut. of the adj. pron. thes (masc.), theós (fem.), this (neut.)—pl. thǽs (=these), thás (=those); Ice. thessi, Ger. dieser.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'this' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #26

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'this' in Written Corpus Frequency: #30

Anagrams for this »

  1. hist, Hist

  2. sith

  3. hits

  4. tish, Tish

  5. shit

  6. Hist

  7. Tish

How to pronounce this?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say this in sign language?

  1. this


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of this in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of this in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of this

  1. thisthisthisthisthis

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