Definition of This

1. pron. & a. As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned.



Definition of This

1. Determiner. The (thing) here (qualifier used in indicating something or someone nearby). ¹

2. Determiner. The known (thing) (qualifier used in indicating something or someone just mentioned). ¹

3. Determiner. The known (thing) (qualifier used in indicating something or someone about to be mentioned). ¹

4. Determiner. A known (thing) (qualifier used in first mentioning a person or thing that the speaker does not think is known to the audience). Compare with "''a certain ...''". ¹

5. Adverb. To the degree or extent indicated. ¹

6. Pronoun. The thing, item, etc. being indicated. ¹

7. Interjection. (Internet slang) (non-gloss definition Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of This

1. the person or thing just mentioned [pron THESE]

Medical Definition of This

1. Origin: OE. This, thes, AS. Oes, masc, oeos, fem, ois, neut.; akin to OS. These, D. Deze, G. Dieser, OHG. Diser, deser, Icel. Oessi; originally from the definite article + a particle -se, -si; cf. Goth. Sai behold. See The, That, and cf. These, Those. 1. As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned. "When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart." (Acts II. 37) "But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched." (Matt. Xxiv. 43) 2. As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town. This may be used as opposed or correlative to that, and sometimes as opposed to other or to a second this. See the Note under That. "This way and that wavering sails they bend." (Pope) "A body of this or that denomination is produced." (Boyle) "Their judgment in this we may not, and in that we need not, follow." (Hooker) "Consider the arguments which the author had to write this, or to design the other, before you arraign him." (Dryden) "Thy crimes . . . Soon by this or this will end." (Addison) This, like a, every, that, etc, may refer to a number, as of years, persons, etc, taken collectively or as a whole. "This twenty years have I been with thee." (Gen. Xxxi. 38) "I have not wept this years; but now My mother comes afresh into my eyes." (Dryden) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of This

thirty-seven
thirty-seventh
thirty-six
thirty-sixth
thirty-something
thirty-third
thirty-three
thirty-two
thirty-twomo
thirty-twomos
thirtyfold
thirtyish
thirtypenny
thirtysomething
thirtysomethings
this (current term)
this'll
this's
this-worldly
this and that
this evening
this is the life
this just in
this means war
this minute
this morning
this night
this one
this time

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