[syn: there, thither]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
There \There\, adv. [OE. ther, AS. [eth][=ae]r; akin to D. daar,
G. da, OHG. d[=a]r, Sw. & Dan. der, Icel. & Goth. [thorn]ar,
Skr. tarhi then, and E. that. [root]184. See That, pron.]
1. In or at that place. "[They] there left me and my man,
both bound together." --Shak.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and
there he put the man whom he had formed. --Ge. ii.
Note: In distinction from here, there usually signifies a
place farther off. "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 theaten'd death becomes thy friend
And turns it to exile; there art thou happy. --Shak.
3. To or into that place; thither.
The rarest that e'er came there. --Shak.
Note: There is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling
the 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
A knight there was, and that a worthy man.
There is a path which no fowl knoweth. --Job
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.
Note: There is much used in composition, and often has the
sense of a pronoun. See Thereabout, Thereafter,
Note: There was formerly used in the sense of where.
Spend their good there it is reasonable.
Here and there, in one place and another.
Syn: See Thither.
[1913 Webster] Thereabout
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in or at that place; "they have lived there for years";
"it's not there"; "that man there" [syn: there, at
that place, in that location] [ant: here]
2: in that matter; "I agree with you there" [syn: there, in
that respect, on that point]
3: to or toward that place; away from the speaker; "go there
around noon!" [syn: there, thither] [ant: here,
n 1: a location other than here; that place; "you can take it
from there" [ant: here]