- 1people, animals, or things that have already been mentioned or are easily identified “Where are John and Liz?” “They went for a walk.” They (= the things you are carrying) go on the bottom shelf.
- 2used instead of he or she to refer to a person whose sex is not mentioned or not known If anyone arrives late they'll have to wait outside.
- 3people in general The rest, as they say, is history.
- 4people in authority or experts They cut my water off. They now say that red wine is good for you.
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NAmE//ðeɪ//(used as the subject of a verb)