there
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thǣr; akin to Old High German dār there, Old English thæt that Date: before 12th century 1. in or at that place <
stand over there
>
— often used interjectionally 2. to or into that place ; thither <
went there after church
>
3. at that point or stage <
stop right there before you say something you'll regret
>
4. in that matter, respect, or relation <
there is where I disagree with you
>
5. — used interjectionally to express satisfaction, approval, encouragement or sympathy, or defiance <
there, it's finished
>
II. pronoun Date: before 12th century 1. — used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause <
there shall come a time
>
2. — used as an indefinite substitute for a name <
hi there
>
III. noun Date: 1588 1. that place or position <
there is no here and no there…in pure space — James Ward
>
2. that point <
you take it from there
>
IV. adjective Date: 1590 1. — used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective <
those men there can tell you
>
2. nonstandard — used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified <
I bet I cussed that there blamed mule five hundred times — Elizabeth M. Roberts
>
3. capable of being relied on for support or aid <
she is always there for him
>
4. fully conscious, rational, or aware <
not all there
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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