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Definition of That


  1. As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
  2. As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
  3. As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural.
  4. As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.
  5. To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.
  6. To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.
  7. To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.
  8. To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.
  9. In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.
  10. As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.

That Translations

that in Afrikaans is dit daardie, watter, daardie een, dat, daardie
that in Dutch is dat
that in French is c', parce que, celui, quel, lequel, quelle, cet
that in Latin is ille illa illud, qui quae que quod
that in Norwegian is hvem
that in Portuguese is isso, quem
that in Swedish is som, det, att, vilken