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English definition of “there”

there

adverb
 
 
/ðeər/
PLACE A1 in or at a particular place: We live in York because my wife works there. I went to the party but I didn't know anyone there. We'll never get there (= arrive) in time!PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
DIRECTION A1 used when you are pointing or looking at something in order to make someone look in the same direction: Put them in that box there. Your bag's over there by the door.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
AVAILABLE present or available: They were all there - Mark, Jill, and the three kids. That money is there for you if you need it.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
POINT B2 at a particular point in a process or activity: Do you want to play another game or do you want to stop there? Keep on trying - you'll get there (= succeed) in the end.Points in time
there and then If you do something there and then, you do it immediately: I showed James the ring I liked and he bought it there and then.Immediately
There you are/go. A2 used when you are giving something to someone: Do you want a tissue? There you are.Giving, providing and supplying used to emphasize that you were right: There you go - I told you you'd win!Intensifying expressions
(Definition of there adverb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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