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1. In or at that place. [They] there left me and my man, both bound together. The lord god planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (ge. Ii. 8)

In distinction from here, there usually signifies a place farther off. Darkness there might well seem twilight here. .

2. In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc, regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech. The law that theaten'd death becomes thy friend And turns it to exile; there art thou happy. (Shak)

3. To or into that place; thither. The rarest that e'er came there. (Shak)

there is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling the attention to something, especially to something distant; as, there, there! See there! Look there! There is often used as an expletive, and in this use, when it introduces a sentence or clause, the verb precedes its subject. A knight there was, and that a worthy man. (Chaucer) There is a path which no fowl knoweth. (job xxviii. 7) Wherever there is a sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced. (locke) There have been that have delivered themselves from their ills by their good fortune or virtue. (Suckling)

there is much used in composition, and often has the sense of a pronoun. See Thereabout, thereafter, Therefrom, etc.

there was formerly used in the sense of where. Spend their good there it is reasonable. (Chaucer) Here and there, in one place and another.

Synonym: see Thither.

Origin: oe. Ther, AS. Oar; akin to D. Daar, g. Da, OHG. Dar, Sw.