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that (pronoun)
1.
a) the person, thing, or idea indicated, mentioned, or understood from the situation - that is my father
b) the time, action, or event specified - after that I went to bed
c) the kind or thing specified as follows - the purest water is that produced by distillation
d) one or a group of the indicated kind - that's a cat — quick and agile
2.
a) the one farther away or less immediately under observation or discussion - those are maples and these are elms
b) the former one
3.
a) - used as a function word after and to indicate emphatic repetition of the idea expressed by a previous word or phrase he was helpful, and that to an unusual degree
b) - used as a function word immediately before or after a word group consisting of a verbal auxiliary or a form of the verb be preceded by there or a personal pronoun subject to indicate emphatic repetition of the idea expressed by a previous verb or predicate noun or predicate adjective is she capable? She is that
4.
a) the one the thing the kind - something anything the truth of that which is true the senses are that whereby we experience the world what's that you say
b) some persons - those who think the time has come
that (conjunction)
1.
a) (1) - used as a function word to introduce a noun clause that is usually the subject or object of a verb or a predicate nominative said that he was afraid
(2) - used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is anticipated by the expletive it occurring as subject of the verb it is unlikely that he'll be in
(3) - used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is joined as complement to a noun or adjective we are certain that this is true the fact that you are here
(4) - used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause modifying an adverb or adverbial expression will go anywhere that he is invited
b) - used as a function word to introduce an exclamatory clause expressing a strong emotion especially of surprise, sorrow, or indignation that it should come to this!
2.
a) (1) - used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause expressing purpose or desired result cutting down expenses that her son might inherit an unencumbered estate W. B. Yeats
(2) - used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause rejoice that you are lightened of a load Robert Browning
(3) - used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause expressing consequence, result, or effect are of sufficient importance that they cannot be neglected Hannah Wormington
b) - used as a function word to introduce an exclamatory clause expressing a wish oh, that he would come
3.
- used as a function word after a subordinating conjunction without modifying its meaning if that thy bent of love be honorable Shakespeare
that (adjective)
1.
a) being the person, thing, or idea specified, mentioned, or understood
b) being the one specified - usually used for emphasis that rarity among leaders that brother of yours
c) so great a - such
2.
the farther away or less immediately under observation or discussion - this chair or that one
that (pronoun)
1.
- used as a function word to introduce a restrictive relative clause and to serve as a substitute within that clause for the substantive modified by the clause the house that Jack built I'll make a ghost of him that lets me Shakespeare
2.
a) at which in which on which by which with which to which - each year that the lectures are given
b) according to what to the extent of what - used after a negative has never been here that I know of
3.
a) archaic that which
b) obsolete the person who
that (adverb)
1.
to such an extent - a nail about that long
2.
- very extremely usually used with the negative did not take the festival that seriously Eric Goldman
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
that (adverb)
to a great degree
SYNONIMS:
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly ( exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
RELATED WORDS:
absolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
meagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
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