this

this
[[t]ðɪs[/t]]
pron. and adj. pl. these (tēz); adv.
1) fun (used to indicate a person, thing, idea, or event as present, near, just mentioned, or by way of emphasis):
This is my coat[/ex]
2) fun (used to indicate one of two or more persons, things, etc., referring to the one nearer in place, time, or thought;
opposed to that):
This is Liza and that is Amy[/ex]
3) fun (used to indicate one of two or more persons, things, etc., implying a contrast;
opposed to that):
Do this, not that[/ex]
4) fun what is about to follow:
Watch this![/ex]
5) (used to indicate a person, place, thing, or degree as present, near, or characteristic):
This book is mine[/ex]
6) (used to indicate the nearer in time, place, or thought of two persons, things, etc.;
opposed to that)
7) (used to imply mere contradistinction;
opposed to that)
8) (used in place of an indefinite article for emphasis):
I heard this funny noise[/ex]
9) (used with adjectives and adverbs of quantity or extent) to the extent indicated:
this far[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; (pron., adj.) ME

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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