their
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from their, pronoun, from Old Norse theirra, genitive plural demonstrative & personal pronoun; akin to Old English thæt that Date: 13th century 1. of or relating to them or themselves especially as possessors, agents, or objects of an action <
their furniture
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their verses
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their being seen
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2. his or her ; his, her, its — used with an indefinite third person singular antecedent <
anyone in their senses — W. H. Auden
>
Usage: see they

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Their — Their, pron. & a. [OE. thair, fr. Icel. [thorn]eirra, [thorn]eira, of them, but properly gen. pl. of the definite article; akin to AS. [eth][=a]ra, [eth][=ae]ra, gen. pl. of the definite article, or fr. AS. [eth][=ae]ra, influenced by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • their — /dhair/; unstressed /dheuhr/, pron. 1. a form of the possessive case of they used as an attributive adjective, before a noun: their home; their rights as citizens; their departure for Rome. 2. (used after an indefinite singular antecedent in… …   Universalium

  • their — pronoun /ðeɚ/ a) Belonging to them. They will meet tomorrow at their convenience. b) Belonging to someone of unknown gender. This is probably their cat. See Also: they, them, theirs …   Wiktionary

  • Their — He He (h[=e]), pron. [nom. {He}; poss. {His} (h[i^]z); obj. {Him} (h[i^]m); pl. nom. {They} ([th][=a]); poss. {Their} or {Theirs} ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. {Them} ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he[ o], fem., hit, neut.; pl. h[=i], or hie …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Their — She She, pron. [sing. nom. {She}; poss. {Her}. or {Hers}; obj. {Her}; pl. nom. {They}; poss. {Their}or {Theirs}; obj. {Them}.] [OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. se[ o], fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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