Hypertext Webster Gateway: "there"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

There \There\, adv. [OE. ther, AS. [eth][=ae]r; akin to D. daar,
G. da, OHG. d[=a]r, Sw. & Dan. der, Icel. & Goth. [thorn]ar,
Skr. tarhi then, and E. that. [root]184. See {That}, pron.]
1. In or at that place. ``[They] there left me and my man,
both bound together.'' --Shak.

The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and
there he put the man whom he had formed. --Ge. ii.

Note: In distinction from here, there usually signifies a
place farther off. ``Darkness there might well seem
twilight here.'' --Milton.

2. In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage,
etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop
there, but continued his speech.

The law that theaten'd death becomes thy friend And
turns it to exile; there art thou happy. --Shak.

3. To or into that place; thither.

The rarest that e'er came there. --Shak.

Note: There is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling
the attention to something, especially to something
distant; as, there, there! see there! look there! There
is often used as an expletive, and in this use, when it
introduces a sentence or clause, the verb precedes its

A knight there was, and that a worthy man.

There is a path which no fowl knoweth. --Job
xxviii. 7.

Wherever there is a sense or perception, there
some idea is actually produced. --Locke.

There have been that have delivered themselves
from their ills by their good fortune or virtue.

Note: There is much used in composition, and often has the
sense of a pronoun. See {Thereabout}, {Thereafter},
{Therefrom}, etc.

Note: There was formerly used in the sense of where.

Spend their good there it is reasonable.

{Here and there}, in one place and another.

Syn: See {Thither}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a location other than here; that place; "you can take it
from there" [ant: {here}]
adv 1: in or at that place; "they have lived there for years";
"it's not there"; "that man <who is> there" [syn: {at
that place}, {in that location}] [ant: {here}]
2: in that matter; "I agree with you there" [syn: {in that
respect}, {on that point}]
3: to or toward that place; away from the speaker; "go there
around noon!" [syn: {thither}] [ant: {here}]

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