- The definition of those is things, people or places that are indicated.
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.
- Those is defined as specific things, people or places indicated.
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.
Origin of thoseMiddle English thas, thos ; from Old English thas, thæs, plural of thes, this