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My weekends are spent hidden in the woods, and then I have to come back and pretend to be this very upper-crust insurance investigator. But, I mean, duality's nice. You never get bored. You can't say the grass is always greener if you're in both backyards.
Hilarie Burton

Meaning of "this" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THIS

Old English thēs, thēos, this (masculine, feminine, neuter singular); related to Old Saxon thit, Old High German diz, Old Norse thessi.
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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 THIS

this  [ðɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
This can act as an adverb and a determiner.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

This

This, in the English language, is the singular proximal demonstrative. This may also refer to...

Definition of this in the English dictionary

The first definition of this in the dictionary is used preceding a noun referring to something or someone that is closer: distinct from that. Other definition of this is used preceding a noun that has just been mentioned or is understood. This is also used to refer to something about to be said, read, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THIS

thirty-second note
Thirty-Share Index
thirty-three
thirty-twomo
thirtyfold
thirtyish
thirtysomething
Thiruvananthapuram
this and that
this here
thisaway
Thisbe
thisness
thistle
thistledown
thistly
thither
thitherto

WORDS THAT END LIKE THIS

aphis
arachis
Colchis
dendrophis
encanthis
fringed orchis
hachis
his
Laoighis
Memphis
of his
orchis
purple-fringed orchis
rachis
raphis
rhachis
Sothis
with this

Synonyms and antonyms of this in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «this» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THIS

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

Translator English - Chinese

这个
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

este
570 millions of speakers

English

this
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هَذَا أَوْ هَذِهِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

этот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

este
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ce
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ini
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dies
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

この
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người/vật này
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

questo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

taki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acesta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τούτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hierdie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

denna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of this

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THIS»

The term «this» is very widely used and occupies the 41 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THIS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «this» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «this» 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 this

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10 QUOTES WITH «THIS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word this.
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Daniel Baldwin
I tell people, if you really want me to look that good, why don't you cough up about $2 million more and hire Alec or Billy? If you want me to do it, this is what you get.
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T Bone Burnett
I made a few records here and there by default, but I wasn't ever comfortable in that role. I wasn't comfortable on stage. We'll see how it goes this time.
3
Steve Burns
It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing.
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Hilarie Burton
My weekends are spent hidden in the woods, and then I have to come back and pretend to be this very upper-crust insurance investigator. But, I mean, duality's nice. You never get bored. You can't say the grass is always greener if you're in both backyards.
5
Eddie Campbell
There are a couple of things in there if we're constraining this discussion to horror here.
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Albert Camus
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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J. C. Chandor
I think my films kind of walk this line that I'm proud of, that they feel sort of like films of my youth, which were far more commercial.
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Jill Clayburgh
There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement.
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George Crook
If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government.
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Kiki Dee
This is where I break one last taboo: I'm incredibly glad I'm not a granny.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THIS»

Discover the use of this in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to this and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Steal This Book
Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman's puckish tone and became a cult classic with over 200,000 copies sold.
Abbie Hoffman, Izak Haber, Bert Cohen, 2002
2
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.
Jenny Lawson, 2012
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Finish This Book
Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which I have included in this volume.
Keri Smith, 2011
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This Is A Book
How To Read This Book If you're reading this sentence then you've pretty much got it.
Demetri Martin, 2011
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Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, ...
In this book, he offers you dozens of ideas for telling your story with data presented in creative, visual ways. Open the book, open your mind, and discover an almost endless variety of ways to give your data new dimensions.
Nathan Yau, 2011
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The Monster at the End of This Book
The package includes the classic title The Monster at the end of this book starring everyone's favourite Sesame Street resident - Grover.As well as the original book, there is a DVD in a special pop out tray.
Hinkler Books Pty, Limited, Jon Stone, 2008
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I Wrote This For You
One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever. - BT, Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith.
pleasefindthis, 2011
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JavaScript: The Good Parts: The Good Parts
If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.
Douglas Crockford, 2008
9
Go the Fuck to Sleep
Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night.
Adam Mansbach, 2011
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This Book Is about Travel: A Modern Manual - 15 Countries ...
Andrew Hyde spent the last two years on the road traveling to 15 countries with only a backpack of 15 things to his name, this book is a collection of stories as a critique of the world of modern travel.
Andrew Hyde, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term this is used in the context of the following news items.
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You're Better Than This, Europe
This process has now gone awry. Europe's current response to refugees shows unmistakable backsliding on that commitment. Immigration has become such a ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
2
'This Week' Transcript: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Bernie …
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on ABC's THIS WEEK, marriage for all -- the historic Supreme Court ruling. UNIDENTIFIED ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
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'This Week' Transcript: Gov. Scott Walker
This is a rush transcript. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE). ANNOUNCER (voice-over): Starting right now on the special edition of THIS WEEK, an ABC News exclusive: for ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
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Business this week
The OECD altered its outlook for global growth this year and predicted that world GDP will increase by 3.1%, a sharp reduction from the 3.7% it forecast last ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
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'This Week' Transcript: Ohio Gov. John Kasich
This is a rush transcript and will be updated. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on ABC's This Week. ISIS takeover? The terrorists fighters ... «ABC News, May 15»
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Episode 626: This Is The End
Smart people have worried for years that machines would take jobs. In the past, they were wrong. Lots of jobs disappeared, but new ones were created. «NPR, May 15»
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This Is The Future Of College
But all the credit hours in the world don't guarantee students actually learn anything applicable in the workplace, and employers know this all too well. "I can't tell ... «Fast Company, May 15»
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This Angry Arab Moment
His response focused on Iran. This in itself was interesting. Statements from Tehran about Iran calling the shots in several Arab capitals — including Damascus, ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Opinionator | This Is My Brain on PMS
This was not a verdict I wished to advertise. I was not going to sport an awareness ribbon on a pin. I felt ashamed that I'd been deemed out of control of my ... «New York Times, May 15»
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'This Week' Transcript: Fallout From Baltimore
ANNOUNCER: This Week, bombshell arrests, explosive nationwide reaction to those six officers charged in Baltimore. The very latest on the massive marches. «ABC News, May 15»

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