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1there

adverb \ˈther\

: in that place : at that location

: to or into that place

: at that point in a process, activity, story, etc.

Full Definition of THERE

1
:  in or at that place <stand over there> —often used interjectionally
2
:  to or into that place :  thither <went there after church>
3
:  at that point or stage <stop right there before you say something you'll regret>
4
:  in that matter, respect, or relation <there is where I disagree with you>
5
—used interjectionally to express satisfaction, approval, encouragement or sympathy, or defiance <there, it's finished>
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Examples of THERE

  1. Put the package there on the table.
  2. Go to your room and stay there.
  3. Turn there at the church.
  4. She was sitting there a minute ago.
  5. They have lived there for 30 years.
  6. When will you be there?
  7. I used to live near there.
  8. What do you see out there?
  9. If we leave now, we should get there by noon.
  10. I drove the kids there.
  11. There are both justifiable reticence and understandable self-censorship in this book. —Paul Lakeland, Commonweal, 24 Feb. 2006

Origin of THERE

Middle English, from Old English thǣr; akin to Old High German dār there, Old English thæt that
First Known Use: before 12th century

2there

pronoun \ˈther, 1 is also thər\

Definition of THERE

1
—used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause <there shall come a time>
2
—used as an indefinite substitute for a name <hi there>

Origin of THERE

(see 1there)
First Known Use: before 12th century

3there

noun \ˈther\

: that place

: that point

Full Definition of THERE

1
:  that place or position <there is no here and no there…in pure space — James Ward>
2
:  that point <you take it from there>

Examples of THERE

  1. I'll get everything ready, and you take it from there.

Origin of THERE

(see 1there)
First Known Use: 1588

4there

adjective \ˈther\

: capable of being relied on for support or help

Full Definition of THERE

1
—used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective <those men there can tell you>
2
nonstandard —used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified <I bet I cussed that there blamed mule five hundred times — Elizabeth M. Roberts>
3
:  capable of being relied on for support or aid <she is always there for him>
4
:  fully conscious, rational, or aware <not all there>

Examples of THERE

  1. She is there to answer any questions you might have.

Origin of THERE

(see 1there)
First Known Use: 1590
THERES Defined for Kids

1there

adverb \ˈther\

Definition of THERE for Kids

1
:  in or at that place <Stand over there.>
2
:  to or into that place <Take the basket there and leave it.>
3
:  in that situation or way <There I disagree with you.>
4
—used to show satisfaction, soothing, or defiance <There, there, it's all right.> <So there!>
5
—used to attract attention <There, look at that!>

2there

pronoun

Definition of THERE for Kids

—used to introduce a sentence in which the subject comes after the verb <There is a person outside.>

3there

noun

Definition of THERE for Kids

:  that place <Get away from there.>

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