Meaning of "that" in Essential English Dictionary


pronoun uk /ðæt/

A1 used to mean something that has already been talked about or seen:

That looks heavy.

A1 used to mean something that is not near you:

What’s that in the corner?

A2 used to make a connection with an earlier statement:

My train was cancelled. That’s why I’m late.
that’s it

used to say that something is correct:

You need to push the two pieces together. That’s it.

(Definition of “that pronoun” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)