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Etymology

From Middle English ther < Old English þær < Proto-Germanic *þær < Proto-Indo-European *tar- (there) < demonstrative pronominal base *to- (the, that) + adverbial suffix *-r.

Adverb

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Positive
there

Comparative
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Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. In or at that place or location.
    • [They] there left me and my man, both bound together. — Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors, V-i
    • The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. — Genesis 2:8
    Note: In distinction from here, there usually signifies a place farther off, in such a manner, that here would include the person using the word, while there would not.
    • Darkness there might well seem twilight here. — Milton
  2. In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech.
    • The law that threaten’d death becomes thy friend / And turns it to exile; there art thou happy. — Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, III-iii
  3. To or into that place; thither.
    • The rarest that e’er came there. — Shakespeare, Tempest, II-i
    Note: There is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling attention to something, especially to something distant; as, There, there! See there! Look there! There is often used as an expletive, and in this use, when it introduces a sentence or clause, the verb precedes its subject.
    • A knight there was, and that a worthy man. — Chaucer
    • There is a path which no fowl knoweth. — Job 28:7
    • Wherever there is a sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced. — Locke
    • There have been that have delivered themselves from their ills by their good fortune or virtue. — Suckling
    Note: There is much used in composition, and often has the sense of a pronoun. See thereabout, thereafter, therefrom, etc.
    Note: There was formerly used in the sense of where.
    • Spend their good there it is reasonable. — Chaucer
  4. (in conjunction with verb be) In existence or in this world; mention of unspecified location, somewhere.
    there is something amiss.

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Interjection

there

  1. Used to console or encourage someone.
    There, there!

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