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that / [voicedth]at; [voicedth]ət/ • pron. (pl. those / [voicedth]ōz/ ) 1. used to identify a specific person or thing observed by the speaker: that's his wife over there. ∎  referring to the more distant of two things near to the speaker (the other, if specified, being identified by “this”): this is stronger than that. 2. referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood: that's a good idea what are we going to do about that? 3. used in singling out someone or something and ascribing a distinctive feature to them: it is part of human nature to be attracted to that which is aesthetically pleasing his appearance was that of an undergrown man they care about the rights of those less privileged than themselves. 4. (pl. that ) [relative pron.] used to introduce a defining or restrictive clause, esp. one essential to identification: ∎  instead of “which,” “who,” or “whom”: the book that I've just written. ∎  instead of “when” after an expression of time: the year that Anna was born. • adj. (pl. those ) 1. used to identify a specific person or thing observed or heard by the speaker: look at that man there how much are those brushes? ∎  referring to the more distant of two things near to the speaker (the other, if specified, being identified by “this”). 2. referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood: he lived in Mysore at that time seven people died in that incident. 3. used in singling out someone or something and ascribing a distinctive feature to them: I have always envied those people who make their own bread. 4. referring to a specific person or thing assumed as understood or familiar to the person being addressed: where is that son of yours? I let him spend all that money on me Dad got that hunted look. • adv. to such a degree; so: I would not go that far. ∎  used with a gesture to indicate size: it was that big, perhaps even bigger. ∎  inf. very: he wasn't that far away. • conj. 1. introducing a subordinate clause expressing a statement or hypothesis: she said that she was satisfied it is possible that we have misunderstood. ∎  expressing a reason or cause: he seemed pleased that I wanted to continue. ∎  expressing a result: she was so tired that she couldn't think. ∎  expressing a purpose, hope, or intention: we pray that the coming year may be a year of peace I eat that I may live. 2. poetic/lit. expressing a wish or regret: oh that he could be restored to health. PHRASES: and all that inf. and that sort of thing; and so on: other people depend on them for food and clothing and all that. at thatsee at1 . like that 1. of that nature or in that manner: we need more people like that don't talk like that. 2. inf. with no preparation or introduction; instantly or effortlessly: he can't just leave like that. not all that —— not very ——: it was not all that long ago. that is (or that is to say) a formula introducing or following an explanation or further clarification of a preceding word or words: androcentric—that is to say, male-dominated—concepts He was a long-haired kid with freckles. Last time I saw him, that is. that said even so (introducing a concessive statement): It's just a gimmick. That said, I'd love to do it. that's itsee it. that's that there is nothing more to do or say about the matter. —— that was as the specified person or thing was formerly known: General Dunstaple had married Miss Hughes that was. that will do no more is needed or desirable.

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that1 dem. pron. (orig. n. of THE). OE. þæt, corr. to OS. that, (M)Du. dat, OHG. daz (G. das), ON. þat, Goth, þata (with suffix) :- IE. *tod, repr. also by Skr. tát, Gr. , L. -tud in istud, OSl. to. As adj. XII, with pl. THOSE; as adv. XV.

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that3 conj.; in uses developed from those of THAT1 and THAT2; the development is Gmc., with differentiation of sp. (dass) in modG., and affix in Goth. þatei.

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that2 rel. pron. equiv. to who and which, in OE. a generalized use of the n. of THE (cf. prec.), repl. OE. and ME. indeclinable þe.

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thatat, bat, brat, cat, chat, cravat, drat, expat, fat, flat, frat, gat, gnat, hat, hereat, high-hat, howzat, lat, mat, matt, matte, Montserrat, Nat, outsat, pat, pit-a-pat, plait, plat, prat, Rabat, rat, rat-tat, Sadat, sat, scat, Sebat, shabbat, shat, skat, slat, spat, splat, sprat, stat, Surat, tat, that, thereat, tit-for-tat, vat, whereat •fiat • floreat • exeat • caveat •Croat, Serbo-Croat •Nanga Parbat • brickbat • dingbat •combat, wombat •fruitbat • numbat • acrobat • backchat •whinchat • chitchat • samizdat •concordat • Arafat • Jehoshaphat •butterfat • Kattegat • hard hat •sun hat • fat cat • hellcat • requiescat •scaredy-cat • Magnificat • copycat •pussycat • wildcat • bobcat • tomcat •Sno-Cat • polecat • muscat • meerkat •mudflat • cervelat •doormat, format •diplomat • laundromat • Zermatt •Donat • cowpat

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