they're
Date: circa 1595 they are

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • they're — [ðə strong ðeə, ðeıə $ ðər strong ðer, ðeıər] the short form of they are ▪ They re going to Crete next week …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • they're — [ ðer ] short form the usual way of saying or writing they are. This is not often used in formal writing: I bought these oranges yesterday, but they re not very good …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • they're — (they are) n. they exist, they live, they occupy a certain position, they exist in a certain state …   English contemporary dictionary

  • they're — is a contraction of they are, and should be distinguished from the like sounding forms their and there …   Modern English usage

  • they're — ► CONTRACTION ▪ they are …   English terms dictionary

  • they're — [ther, thā′ər] contraction they are …   English World dictionary

  • they're — contr. they are. * * * /dhair/; unstressed /dheuhr/ contraction of they are. Usage. See contraction. * * * they re noun A contraction of they are • • • Main Entry: ↑they * * * they’re UK [ðeə …   Useful english dictionary

  • they're — [[t]ðeə(r), ðeɪə(r)[/t]] They re is the usual spoken form of they are . People eat when they re depressed …   English dictionary

  • they're — [ðeə] short form the usual way of saying or writing ‘they are . This is not often used in formal writing They believe that what they re doing is right.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • they're — strong the short form of they are : They re going to Crete next week …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • they're — UK [ðeə(r)] / US [ðer] short form the usual way of saying or writing they are . This is not often used in formal writing I bought these oranges yesterday, but they re not very good …   English dictionary

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