There meaning

thâr
At or in that place.

Sit over there.

adverb
17
7
To, into, or toward that place.

Wouldn't go there again.

adverb
14
7
In that matter.

I can't agree with him there.

adverb
12
5
Used to introduce a clause or sentence.

There are numerous items. There must be another exit.

pronoun
11
5
There is defined as in or at that place.

An example of there is where that bookcase is located.

adverb
11
6
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At or in that place.
adverb
3
2
Toward, to, or into that place; thither.

Go there.

adverb
3
2
Used to indicate an unspecified person in direct address.

Hello there.

pronoun
2
2
Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun that or those, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective that or those .

That person there ought to know the directions to town.

adjective
2
2
Used for emphasis between a demonstrative adjective meaning “that” or “those” and a noun.
adjective
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2
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That place or point.

Stopped and went on from there.

noun
2
2
Used to express feelings such as relief, satisfaction, sympathy, or anger.

There, now I can have some peace!

interjection
2
2
At that point in action, speech, discussion, etc.; then.

There I paused.

adverb
2
2
In that matter, respect, etc.; as to that.

There you are wrong.

adverb
2
2
At the moment; right now.

There goes the whistle.

adverb
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2
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That place or point.

We left there at six.

noun
1
2
Used to express defiance, dismay, satisfaction, etc.

There, I've done it anyway!

interjection
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2
Used to express sympathy, concern, etc. when repeated.

There, there! everything will be OK.

interjection
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2
(location) In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).
adverb
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2
(figuratively) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.

He did not stop there, but continued his speech.

They patched up their differences, but matters did not end there.

adverb
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2
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Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.

There, there. Everything is going to turn out all right.

interjection
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Used to express victory or completion.

There! That knot should hold.

interjection
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Used with other verbs, when raised.

There seems to be some difficulty with the papers. [=It seems that there is some difficulty with the papers.]

I expected there to be a simpler solution. [=I expected that there would be a simpler solution.]

There are beginning to be complications. [=It's beginning to be the case that there are complications.]

pronoun
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0
(in combination with certain prepositions, no longer productive) That.

Therefor, thereat, thereunder.

pronoun
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0
(location) To or into that place; thither.
adverb
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1
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In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.
adverb
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1
That place.
noun
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1
That status; that position.

You get it ready; I'll take it from there.

noun
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1
Used as an expletive subject of be in its sense of “exist", with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.

There are two apples on the table. [=Two apples are on the table.]

There is no way to do it. [=No way to do it exists.]

Is there an answer? [=Does an answer exist?]

No, there isn't. [=No, one doesn't exist.]

pronoun
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Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.

If x is a positive number, then there exists [=there is] a positive number y less than x.

There remain several problems with this approach. [=Several problems remain with this approach.]

Once upon a time, in a now-forgotten kingdom, there lived a woodsman with his wife. [=There was a woodsman, who lived with his wife.]

There arose a great wind out of the east. [=There was now a great wind, arising in the east.]

pronoun
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1
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(colloquial) Used to replace an unknown name, principally in greetings and farewells.

Hi there, young fellow.

pronoun
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At that stage, moment, or point.

Stop there before you make any more mistakes.

adverb
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2
In a readily accessible or discoverable state.

The answer is out there. All we have to do is look for it.

adverb
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2
be there for (someone)
  • To be available to provide help or comfort to someone in a time of difficulty.
idiom
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out there
  • Extremely unconventional or eccentric.
idiom
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not all there
  • (not) in full possession of one's wits; (not) mentally sound.
idiom
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there you are
  • A mild instruction to accept or take what is being offered, as when something is being handed or presented to someone.
idiom
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there you go
idiom
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there you go again
  • A mild rebuke of someone for repeating what is regarded as a wrongdoing or error.
idiom
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0

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be there for (someone)
not all there
there you go again

Origin of there

  • Middle English ther from Old English thǣr, thēr to- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English there, ther, thare, thar, thore, from Old English þēr, þǣr, þār (“there; at that place"), from Proto-Germanic *þar (“at that place; there"), from Proto-Indo-European *tar- (“there"), from demonstrative pronominal base *to- (“the, that") + adverbial suffix *-r. Cognate with Scots thar, thair (“there"), North Frisian dear, deer, där (“there"), Saterland Frisian deer (“there"), West Frisian dêr (“there"), Dutch daar (“there"), Low German dar (“there"), German da, dar- (“there"), Danish der (“there"), Swedish där (“there"), Icelandic þar (“in that place, there").

    From Wiktionary