them Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “them” in the English Dictionary

"them" in British English

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uk   us   strong /ðem/ weak /ðəm/
A1 used, usually as the ​object of a ​verb or ​preposition, to refer to ​people, things, ​animals, ​situations, or ​ideas that have already been ​mentioned: I've ​lost my ​keys. I can't ​find them ​anywhere. It's them. They're here.B1 used to refer to one ​person whose ​sex is not ​knowninstead of saying "him" or "her": When each ​passengerarrives, we ​ask them to ​fill in a ​form. Note: Some people do not like this use, and prefer to use him or her: When each ​passengerarrives, we ​ask him or her to ​fill in a ​form.
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uk   us   /ðem/
not standard for those : Who gave you them ​cookies?
(Definition of them from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thempronoun [pl]

 us   /ðem, ðəm/
the things or ​people being ​spoken about, who have already been ​mentioned; the ​objectiveform of they: I ​lost my ​keys and I can’t ​find them ​anywhere. Them is also used to refer to a ​person whose ​sex is not ​known: As each ​personarrives, we ​ask them to ​fill out a ​form.
(Definition of them from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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