Definitions of That

  1. As a demonstrative pronoun ( pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
  2. As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
  3. As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.
  4. To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.
  5. In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.
  6. As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.
  7. To introduce, a reason or cause; - equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.
  8. To introduce a purpose; - usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.
  9. To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; - usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.
  10. Not this but the other; pointing to what is more or less distant; as, that house across the street; denoting something that has been spoken of previously; as, that was what he meant.
  11. Used for who or which.
  12. Demons. and rel.
  13. As a demons, ( pl. THOSE) it points out a person or thing: the former or more distant thing: not this but the other: as a rel., who or which.
  14. Used to introduce a clause: because: for: in order that.
  15. Indicating a person or thing previously mentioned, or more distant.
  16. Introducing a clause.
  17. The ( one) specially designated.
  18. The ( one) there.
  19. As a demonstrative: the person or thing mentioned or understood.
  20. As a relative: who or which.
  21. Noting a fact, reason, or result.
  22. Not this, but the other.
  23. Because.
  24. Who or which, relating to an antecedent.

Usage examples for That

  1. " No." " Why do you tell me that?" – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. No, that is not the trouble. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  3. Will that help you? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. Well, that can be done. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  5. " That won't do, sir! – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  6. What will he say to that? – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  7. That is good of you. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  8. If it were only that!" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. I say that it must be. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  10. Do you hear that, Watty? – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  11. " Like to see that," George said. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  12. No, no; I could not believe that. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  13. That is what he is doing now. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  14. But that will not do. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  15. You know that they are not like me and just said so. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  16. " That you have not had time enough. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  17. Where will that go? – Trading by Susan Warner