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Definitions of This

  1. As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A demonstrative word, pointing to that which is present, or near; denoting that which is just now or last mentioned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Denoting a person or thing near, just mentioned, or about to be mentioned: (B.) the last past:-pl. THESE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Denoting a person or thing near in place or time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. That is here present. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The person or thing here present, or as if present. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. In this way; to this degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. That which is near or present; just referred to or about to be. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. That which is present or nearest in time or place; that which is just mentioned: by this, after such an interval; by this time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. this, demons. pron. or adj. denoting a person or thing near, just mentioned, or about to be mentioned: (B.) the last past:--pl. THESE.--n. THIS'NESS, hæccity. [A.S. this, the neut. of the adj. pron. thes (masc.), theós (fem.), this (neut.)--pl. th['æ]s (=these), thás (=those); Ice. thessi, Ger. dieser.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. (pl. these pron. dhez). The (person, thing), the person or thing, close at hand or touched or pointed to or drawn attention to or observed by the speaker at the time, or already named or understood or in question or familiar (seldom idiomatically interchangeable with THAT, but often only equally applicable to the facts, the implication of greater nearness, familiarity, &c., being purely idiomatic), as observe t. dog on the hearthrug, who are these people in the next room?, what is all t. noise?, fold it like t., I knew all t. before, t. (your action, the action I am speaking of) is not fair, t. term is liable to much abuse, things are easier in these days; t. and THAT; t., THAT, and the other; (of time) t. day, to-day, shall be or have been busy all t. week, ought to be ready by t. (time), before t. (time), have been asking for it these (or this) three weeks (just past). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. pron. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] Denoting something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned or that is just about to be mentioned;-denoting the last past time:-denoting the next future. Cabinet Dictionary

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