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That meaning

That - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. As a demonstrative pronoun ( pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
  2. 2. As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
  3. 3. As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.
  4. 4. To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.
  5. 5. In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.
  6. 6. As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.
  7. 7. To introduce, a reason or cause; - equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.
  8. 8. To introduce a purpose; - usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.
  9. 9. To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; - usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.
  10. 10. Indicating a person or thing previously mentioned, or more distant.
  11. 11. Introducing a clause.

That - examples of usage

  1. I didn't do that! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. But he knew that he would not do so. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I-" " That will do!" - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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