those
Etymology: Middle English, from those these, from Old English thās, plural of thes this — more at this plural of that

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Those — Those, pron. [OE. [thorn]os, [thorn]as, AS. [eth][=a]s, nom. and acc. pl. of [eth][=e]s this. See {This}, and cf. {These}.] The plural of that. See {That}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • those — [ðəuz US ðouz] the plural of ↑that …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • those — [ ðouz ] function word *** the plural of that …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • those — Midlands and southern variant of O.E. þas, nominative and accusative plural of þes, þeos this (see THIS (Cf. this)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • those — [thōz] pron., adj. [ME thas, thos < OE thas, thæs, pl. of thes,THIS] pl. of THAT …   English World dictionary

  • those — ♦ (The determiner is pronounced [[t]ðoʊz[/t]]. The pronoun is pronounced [[t]ðo͟ʊz[/t]].) 1) DET: DET pl n You use those to refer to people or things which have already been mentioned. Theoretically he had control over more than $400 million in… …   English dictionary

  • those — an·or·those; pyo·xan·those; those; …   English syllables

  • those —   Kēlā mau; ua … lā.     Those of that place, kō laila.     Those books, kēlā mau puke …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • those — /dhohz/, pron., adj. pl. of that. [1300 50; ME those, thoos, thas(e), var. of tho (ME, OE tha), pl. of THAT, by association with ME thees, thas(e) (OE thas), pl. of THIS] …   Universalium

  • those — [OE] Originally, those was the plural of this. It did not move across to that until the Middle English period, gradually replacing its previous plural thō. The game of musical chairs was completed by these, which was a new formation based on this …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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