Definition of Third person

1. Noun. Pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur.

Generic synonyms: Person

Definition of Third person

1. Noun. (&lit third person) ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics with '''the''') The words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience. ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is not the audience or the one making the statement. In English, pronouns used with the third person include ''he'', ''she'', ''it'', ''one'', ''they'', and ''who''. ¹

4. Noun. A form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) Someone not associated with a particular matter; a third party. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Third Person

third man
third men
third molar
third normal form
third occipital nerve
third officer
third order stream
third ovary
third parties
third party
third party processor
third penny
third period
third peroneal muscle
third person (current term)
third power
third rail
third rails
third rate
third sacker
third session
third slip
third slips
third sound
third stage of labour
third stomach
third string
third temporal convolution

Literary usage of Third person

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Der Prophet Jere- THE PLAINS OF JERICHO и », IM THE WEST) the change of strophe, to change from the third person to the second, and from the second to the ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen, Reginald Brimley Johnson (1892)
"Here they were interrupted by the entrance of a third person, and Elinor withdrew to think it all over in private, to wish success to her friend, and yet, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"It must be shown that the debt Is that of a third person, and that such person continues liable for the same. If the debt claimed Is an original obligation ..."

4. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Contracts for the sole benefit of a third person should be enforceable. The first class is properly called a promise for the benefit of a third person, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"Debt of a third person. A judgment debt. Compromise of a claim. Moral obligation. A subsisting debt due from a third person is a good consideration for a ..."

6. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"The same development affected the third person reflexive pronouns SE SIBI > se and ... third person Pronouns The specialization of ILLE and ILLA as subject ..."

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