\ ˈt͟hīn \

Definition of thine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: thy used especially before a word beginning with a vowel or h

Definition of thine (Entry 2 of 2)

: that which belongs to thee used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective thy used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and still surviving in the speech of Friends especially among themselves

First Known Use of thine


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thine


Middle English thin, from Old English thīn

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn, from thīn thy — more at thy

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\ ˈt͟hīn \

Kids Definition of thine

: yours “All the jungle is thine,” said Bagheera …— Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
Hint: Thine is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People also use it today especially to imitate that old way of speaking. Thine can be used as a singular or a plural.

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tremendous in size, volume, or degree

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