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Making money is marvelous, and I love doing it, and I do it reasonably well, but it doesn't have the gripping vitality that you have when you deal with the happiness of human life and with human deprivation.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Meaning of "the" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THE

Middle English, from Old English thē, a demonstrative adjective that later superseded sē (masculine singular) and sēo, sio (feminine singular); related to Old Frisian thi, thiu, Old High German der, diu.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THE

the  [stressed or emphatic] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
The is a determiner.
The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES THE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

English articles

The articles in English are the definite article the and the indefinite articles a and an. Use of the definite article implies that the speaker assumes the listener knows the identity of the noun's referent. Use of an indefinite article implies that the speaker assumes the listener does not have to know the identity of the referent. In some noun phrases no article is used. Articles are a special case of determiners in English; for information about this class as a whole, see English determiners.

Definition of the in the English dictionary

The first definition of the in the dictionary is used preceding a noun that has been previously specified. Other definition of the is used with a qualifying word or phrase to indicate a particular person, object, etc, as distinct from others. The is also used preceding certain nouns associated with one's culture, society, or community.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THE


malolactic
ˌmeɪləˈlaktic

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE

the above
the absurd
the Academy
the accused
the Admiralty Board
the Adriatic
the affirmative
the Age of Reason
the Alamo
the Algarve
the All Blacks
the All Whites
the Alliance
the Almighty
the amen corner
the American Dream
the Amish
the Anglo-Irish
the Annunciation

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE

ache
affiche
all the
apache
avalanche
bouche
breathe
cache
Christophe
douche
fiche
gauche
he
headache
mache
Manche
Marche
microfiche
niche
she

Synonyms and antonyms of the in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE

Find out the translation of the to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el
570 millions of speakers

English

the
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

the
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ال...
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

этот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o/os
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

その
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rodzajnik określony, nie tłumaczy się na język polski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

означений артикль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

-ul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

den
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

den
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE»

The term «the» is very widely used and occupies the 5 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the.
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Akhenaton
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
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John R. Allen
Protecting Afghan civilians is the cornerstone of our mission.
3
Rick Barry
The fishing is a great relief for me. When I'm out there's no cell phone ringing. I'm out there fishing with bears. I'm in the middle of God's country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.
4
Charles Bass
For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane.
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Tobin Bell
In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies... Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera; I wanted to see what was going on.
6
Bo Bice
I didn't have a lot to do with the first record.
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David Bromstad
I just don't think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it's dark, accentuate the darkness.
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Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Making money is marvelous, and I love doing it, and I do it reasonably well, but it doesn't have the gripping vitality that you have when you deal with the happiness of human life and with human deprivation.
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Dana Brunetti
What I find most exciting about online video is that it's the future.
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Luther Burbank
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE»

Discover the use of the in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Proofs from THE BOOK
The new edition also presents further improvements and surprises, among them a new proof for "Hilbert's Third Problem".From the Reviews:".
Martin Aigner, Karl H. Hofmann, Günter M. Ziegler, 2010
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The Book Thief
HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939.
Markus Zusak, 2008
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The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
Powerful and practical, this book will support you as you change your classroom for the better while helping you to understand how to overcome current classroom cultures where some children learn and many learn to hate reading." —Richard ...
Donalyn Miller, 2010
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The Knowledge-creating Company: How Japanese Companies ...
Looks at case studies from such firms as Honda, Canon, Matsushita, and NEC, and examines two types of business knowledge, explicit and tacit
Ikujirō Nonaka, Hirotaka Takeuchi, 1995
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The Book of Five Rings
Whether this is your first time reading the Book of Five Rings or your tenth, you will experience something new and immortal in the words of Miyamoto Musashi.
Michael Ashley, Miyamoto Musashi, 2010
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Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for ...
Congratulations to Elinor Ostrom, Co-Winner of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009!
Elinor Ostrom, 1990
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The God Particle: If the Universe is the Answer, what is the ...
The world's foremost experimental physicist uses humor, metaphor, and storytelling to delve into the mysteries of matter, discussing the as-yet-to-be-discovered God particle.
Leon M. Lederman, 1993
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The Minimalist Program
The Minimalist Program consists of four recent essays that attempt to situatelinguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences. In these essays the minimalist approach tolinguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed.
Noam Chomsky, 1995
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
A journalist explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
Eric Schlosser, 2001
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The Old Curiosity Shop
In this tale, first published serially in 1841 and 1842, Dickens follows Nell Trent, an angelic and unfailingly virtuous girl of "nearly fourteen" and her grandfather as they navigate a world populated by villains, criminals and ne'er-do ...
Charles Dickens, 1841

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the is used in the context of the following news items.
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Political News, Now.
The use of that kind of language is just wrong,” Mr. Bush told reporters after a town-hall-style meeting here. “This is not the way we're going to win elections and ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Politics this week
The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic links after a 54-year interruption. Relations have been improving since Barack Obama announced in ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
3
Instagram photos are now bigger and better
Just over a week ago, I wrote plaintively about Instagram's archaic 640 x 640 resolution and the need to move with the times and give users the ability to upload ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
4
Facebook is talking with music labels, but why?
Facebook has held talks with the major labels about "getting into music," multiple sources tell The Verge. Facebook has spoken with Sony Music Entertainment, ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
5
XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications
One of the National Security Agency's most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone's Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»
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Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ …
The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jun 15»
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The Sunday Times' Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and …
Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it's hideous, corrupt and often dangerous ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jun 15»
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The Death Treatment
The happiest time in Godelieva's life began when she was in her early fifties and had a new boyfriend. She felt as if she had finally moved beyond the dramas of ... «The New Yorker, Jun 15»
9
Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia's smartwatch before it was killed
While Apple was working on its Watch, Nokia had its own ideas about smartwatches. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans tell The Verge that the Finnish company ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
10
Stephen King's 'The Stand' Poised to Add TV Miniseries at Showtime …
Before it hits a movie theater near you, Stephen King's epic postapocalyptic novel “The Stand” will take a revolutionary detour to the small screen, as Warner ... «TheWrap, Jun 15»

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