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Definitions of The
The definite article, denoting a particular person or thing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
Definite article, denoting some particular object. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
Belonging to a distinct and definite class. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Denoting a certain person or thing, and used before adjectives in the comparative and superlative degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; - used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Webster Dictionary DB
By so much; by that; as, the sooner, the better. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
Used before comparatives, as, "the more the better.". The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
By this; for this; to this extent; a modifier of words in the comparative degree; as, the sooner the better; i. e., by as much as it is sooner, by so much it will be better. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
A word placed before nouns, or nouns preceded by adjectives, to point them out and limit their signi-fication; usually called the definite article, but is really a demonstrative adjective, and only a softened form of that; used before adjectives in the comparative and superlative degrees. Note.-In poetic compositions, the e in often cut of before a vowel thus, th, and also the he, as t'other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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