Definition of that determiner from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ðæt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ðæt//
    (pl. those
    BrE BrE//ðəʊz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ðoʊz//
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  1. 1  used for referring to a person or thing that is not near the speaker or as near to the speaker as another Look at that man over there. How much are those apples at the back?
  2. 2  used for referring to somebody/something that has already been mentioned or is already known about I was living with my parents at that time. That incident changed their lives. Have you forgotten about that money I lent you last week? That dress of hers is too short.
  3. Word OriginOld English thæt, nominative and accusative singular neuter of se ‘the’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dat and German das.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: that