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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the adverb there:

spoken English85.32%written English14.68% conversational speech65.32%task-oriented speech34.68%

There is sometimes a misspelling of her, here, their, them, There's, these, they, they're, three, trotting or where.

The word there is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun there

What does there mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: theres

  1. a location other than here; that place
    • example: you can take it from there
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • antonym: here
    • more generic word: location = a point or extent in space

Alternative definition of the noun there


  1. That place.
  2. That status; that position.

Definition of the adverb there

What does there mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

There is the most common adverb. It is used mostly in speech, being the most common adverb in spoken English.


  1. in or at that place or location
    • examples: they have lived there for years | it's not there | that man there
    • antonym: here
  2. in that matter; in that respect; on that point
    • example: I agree with you there
  3. to or toward that place; away from the speaker
    • example: go there around noon!
    • synonym of there: thither
    • antonym of there: here

Alternative definition of the adverb there


  1. [context: location] In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).
  2. [figuratively] In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.
  3. [context: location] To or into that place; thither.
  4. [obsolete] Where, there where, in which place.
  5. In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.

Other definitions of there

What does there also mean?


  1. Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.
  2. Used to express victory or completion.


  1. [Used as an expletive subject of [term, be#Verb, be] in its sense of “exist”, with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.]
  2. Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.
  3. Used with other verbs, when raised.


"There" is a 3D online virtual world created by Will Harvey and Jeffrey Ventrella. There Inc. was founded in the spring of 1998. Closed beta began in July 2001, with various stages of beta following, and ending with an October 2003 launch date. On March 9, 2010 - one week after the announcement of its closure on March 2, 2010 - shut its doors to the public.

  • mode: Multiplayer video game
  • developer: Makena Technologies
  • genre: Virtual world
  • released on (12 years ago)


"There" is a 2009 Turkish drama film written, produced and directed by Hakkı Kurtuluş and Melik Saraçoğlu, which follows 24 hours in the life of a troubled family. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on December 25, 2009, has been screened at numerous international film festivals.


  1. "There" is a book by Roy Miki.
    • genre: Poetry
  2. "There" is a book by Francesco Clemente.


  1. "There" is a musical album of High Wheel.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  2. "There" is a musical album of I Was a Teenage Satan Worshipper.
    • released on
  3. "There" is a composition.
  4. "There" a.k.a. "There," is a musical EP of Kroffork.
  5. "There" is a musical album of Hieronymus Firebrain.
  6. "There" is a composition.
  7. "There" is a composition.


There a.k.a. There.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for There

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Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

There are three species, viz. the hydrostatica, which is of an oval shape ; the rosacea, which ...

Google previewLingua Tersancta: or, a ... compleat allegorick dictionary to the Holy Language of the Spirit, ... expounding and illustrating all the ... words or divine symbols in dream, vision, and apparition, etc. By W. F., Esq., Author of the New Jerusalem [i.e. William Freke]. (1703)

Student being there again, to a Doctor shew'd of blundering - to require it. Being of the Sciences,tofome shews of Chearfulness. Contemplation delighting in, fhew'd A. of the Mischief of neglecting Business. 1 Studying Gowns Men ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

There are piazzas and galleries running all round the court on the inside, so that you may go under cover from one apartment to another. The pillars are of brick, covered with glazed tiles, or of marble, with arches between. The timber work is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2004)

by Sandra Mathison

There must be stable career opportunities available for those in the profession and an association devoted to furthering the professional development of practitioners. The field of evaluation satisfies many of these criteria but not all. Although ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

There is a small proportion of arable land in the northern division of the county ; and not much in any other part, except the Chiltern districts, which are usually cultivated with wheat, barley, oats, beans, and sainfoin. In the neighbourhood of ...

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Quotes about There

Where there are women there is talk, where there are geese there is keck, where there are tailors there are crabs, where there are carpenters, there are chips.
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Scrabble value of T1H4E1R1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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