Those is defined as specific things, people or places indicated.(pronoun)
An example of those used as a pronoun is in the sentences, "Some of the socks are dirty. Those are the ones that need to be washed," which means the dirty socks are the ones that need to be washed.
The definition of those is things, people or places that are indicated.(adjective)
An example of those used as an adjective is in the sentence, "Those cookies are delicious," which means the specific cookies are the delicious ones.
See those in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME thas, thos < OE thas, thæs, pl. of thes, this
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