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/ TAt; TAt/ det (pl those / TEUz; Toz/) 1 (used to make a person or thing specific, esp when he/it is seen as distant in space or time from the speaker/writer , ): Look at that man standing there. . * That box is bigger than this. . * How much are those apples at the back? ? * Where did that noise come from? ? * Have you read that book about China? ? * I was still living with my parents at that time/in those days, ie at that particular time in the past. . Cf this. 2 (a) (used to specify a person or thing that is indicated or mentioned ): Did you see that boy? ? * He began by writing a thriller. That book sold a million copies. . . (b) (used with a n followed by a possessive , ): Did you meet that friend of his? ? * That dress of hers is too short. .3 (used in front of the antecedent of a relative clause ): Have you forgotten about that money I lent you last week? ? * Those students who failed the exam will have to take it again. . * Who was that man you were talking to? , ?
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/ TAt; TAt/ pron (pl those / TEUz; Toz/) 1 (a) (used to make a thing specific, esp one more distant in space or time than another , ): Those look juicier than these. . * That's a nice hat. . (b) (referring to people, only with the verb be , be): That's Peter at the bus-stop. . * Who's that? ? 2 (used to specify a thing, an event, an idea, etc that is indicated or mentioned ): Look at that! ! * Do you remember going to Norway? That was a good holiday. ? . * Send her some flowers that's the easiest thing to do. --. 3 (used as the antecedent of a relative clause ): Is that what you really think? ? * That's what he told me. . * Those who expect the worst are less likely to be disappointed. , . * Those present were in favour of a change. . * There are those who say (ie Some people say) she should never have been appointed. . 4 (idm ) `that is (to say) (a) which means ; : He's a local government administrator, that is to say a Civil Servant. , . (b) to be specific : She's a housewife when she's not teaching English, that is. --. ,that's `that (used to indicate the end of a discussion, search, development, etc ): I take it that's that we've heard your final offer? --? * So that's that. At last we're all agreed. . .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:33
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adv to that degree; so ; ; : I can't walk that far, ie as far as that. . * They've spent that much, ie as much as is indicated. . * It's about that long, ie as long as that. . * It isn't all thatcold, ie not as cold as you are suggesting or not extremely cold. .
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/ TEt; TEt; rare strong form Tt; TAt/ conj 1 (used to introduce a clause that is the subject or object of a v ): That the attempt to save her had failed soon became widely known. , . * She said that the book was based on a true story. . * I thought that 13 May would be the date of the election. 513. * It's possible that he hasn't received the letter. . 2 (rhet ) (used to express wishes and regrets ): Oh that I could see him again! ! * That I should see a child of mine arrested for selling drugs! !
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/ TEt; TEt; rare strong form Tt; TAt/ rel pron 1 (used to introduce a defining clause after a n, esp referring to things , ) (a) (as the subject of the v in the clause ): The letter that came this morning is from my father. . * The clothes that are on the floor are dirty. . * The woman that spoke to me in the shop used to live next door. . * Who was it that won the World Cup in 1982? 1982? (b) (as the object of the v in the clause, but usu omitted in this position , ): The watch (that) you gave me keeps perfect time. . * Here are the books (that) I borrowed from you a week ago. . * The person (that) I have to phone lives in India. . (c) (as the object of a prep in the clause, but usu omitted in this position , ): The photographs (that) you're looking at were taken by my brother. . * The man (that) I was talking to had just arrived from Canada. . * These are the children (that) I looked after last summer. . 2 (used to introduce a clause following superlatives, the only, all, etc the only all): Shakespeare is the greatest English writer that ever lived. . * This is the most expensive watch (that) I've ever owned. , . * The only part of the meal (that) I really liked was the dessert. . * All that I have is yours. . 3 (used after an expression of time instead of when , when): the year that my father died * the day that war broke out .
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/ TEt; TEt; rare strong form Tt; TAt/ conj 1 (used to introduce a clause that is the subject or object of a v ): That the attempt to save her had failed soon became widely known. , . * She said that the book was based on a true story. . * I thought that 13 May would be the date of the election. 513. * It's possible that he hasn't received the letter. . 2 (rhet ) (used to express wishes and regrets ): Oh that I could see him again! ! * That I should see a child of mine arrested for selling drugs! !
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/ TAt; TAt/ pron (pl those / TEUz; Toz/) 1 (a) (used to make a thing specific, esp one more distant in space or time than another , ): Those look juicier than these. . * That's a nice hat. . (b) (referring to people, only with the verb be , be): That's Peter at the bus-stop. . * Who's that? ? 2 (used to specify a thing, an event, an idea, etc that is indicated or mentioned ): Look at that! ! * Do you remember going to Norway? That was a good holiday. ? . * Send her some flowers that's the easiest thing to do. --. 3 (used as the antecedent of a relative clause ): Is that what you really think? ? * That's what he told me. . * Those who expect the worst are less likely to be disappointed. , . * Those present were in favour of a change. . * There are those who say (ie Some people say) she should never have been appointed. . 4 (idm ) `that is (to say) (a) which means ; : He's a local government administrator, that is to say a Civil Servant. , . (b) to be specific : She's a housewife when she's not teaching English, that is. --. ,that's `that (used to indicate the end of a discussion, search, development, etc ): I take it that's that we've heard your final offer? --? * So that's that. At last we're all agreed. . .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:33
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adv to that degree; so ; ; : I can't walk that far, ie as far as that. . * They've spent that much, ie as much as is indicated. . * It's about that long, ie as long as that. . * It isn't all thatcold, ie not as cold as you are suggesting or not extremely cold. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:33

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