Definition of The:

part of speech: adverb

By so much; by that; as, the sooner, the better.

part of speech: verb

The definite article, denoting a particular person or thing.

part of speech: noun

Definite article, denoting some particular object.

part of speech: adverb

Used before comparatives, as, " the more the better.".

Usage examples for The:

  • The answer was, 'Yes. "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  • She is the 'Invalid'! "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.
  • I don't see how you think of everything the way you do." "The Boy Scout Aviators", George Durston.
  • Then the captain said: Waitin'. "Cap'n Warren's Wards", Joseph C. Lincoln.

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