Definition of Than:

part of speech: conjunction

Expressing comparison with greater or less.

part of speech: conjunction

A word placed after the comparative of an adjective or adverb between the things compared.

part of speech: conjunction

A particle used before the second member of a comparison.

Usage examples for Than:

  • I want her more than anything. "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.
  • I did better than that. "The Planetoid of Peril", Paul Ernst.
  • Sir J. Minnes, I hear also, is very ill all this night, worse than before. "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.

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