Pronunciation: (&thslash;âr; unstressed &thslash;ur), [key]
1. in or at that place (opposed to here): She is there now.
2. at that point in an action, speech, etc.: He stopped there for applause.
3. in that matter, particular, or respect: His anger was justified there.
4. into or to that place; thither: We went there last year.
5. (used by way of calling attention to something or someone): There they go.
6. in or at that place where you are: Well, hi there.

1. (used to introduce a sentence or clause in which the verb comes before its subject or has no complement): There is no hope.
2. that place: He comes from there, too.
3. that point.

that state or condition: I'll introduce you to her, but you're on your own from there on.

(used for emphasis, esp. after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective): Ask that man there.

(used to express satisfaction, relief, encouragement, approval, consolation, etc.): There! It's done.


a combining form meaning “wild animal, beast,” used in the formation of compound words, usually denoting extinct mammals, as adaptions of zoological taxa ending in -therium or -theria: baluchithere.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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