Definition of the third person noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the third person

    BrE BrE//ðə ˌθɜːd ˈpɜːsn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌθɜːrd ˈpɜːrsn//
    [singular] Elements of a story
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  1. 1 (grammar) a set of pronouns and verb forms used by a speaker to refer to other people and things ‘They are’ is the third person plural of the verb ‘to be’.
  2. 2a way of writing a novel, etc. as the experience of somebody else, using third person forms a book written in the third person See related entries: Elements of a story
  3. compare first person, second person
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the third person