Lexicon: Thanksgiving – their

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Thanksgiving, proper n. [see thank, v. + give, v.]

The American celebration of gratitude; the late November feast; the holiday that Abraham Lincoln established in 1863 for the purpose of giving thanks: “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

that, conj. [see that, pron.]

  1. [Introduces a subordinate clause acting as a noun phrase; complementizer.]
  2. [Acts as a pronoun subject of subordinate clause that modifies a noun; relative pronoun] which; who.
  3. That which; the thing which.

that, demonstrative adj. [see that, pron.; deictic reference to a person, place, or thing.]

  1. This; the one indicated.
  2. Phrase. “that instant”: immediately; suddenly; [with metrical emphasis on “that”.]

that, demonstrative pron. [OE þœt.]

This; the thing just mentioned.

the, definite art. [OE se, þé.]

  1. [Cataphoric reference: refers to a specific thing mentioned later in the text] that.
  2. Hours of; a particular time of.
  3. [Exophoric reference: refers to a specific thing not previously mentioned in the text] these; those.
  4. [Generic reference: pointing to the members of a species; a single thing representing a whole kind] that which is; such thing that we name as.
  5. [Anaphoric reference: refers to a specific thing previously mentioned the text] this; such; aforementioned.

theatre, n. [L. 'a place for viewing'.]

Auditorium; performance chamber; [fig.] soul; center of being; place of thoughts and feelings within the self.

theatrical (-s), n. [L. < Gk.]

Drama; show; display; pageant; dazzling spectacle; [fig.] colorful effect of a stunning sunset.

thee, pron. [OE; objective second person singular pronoun; formal register.]


theft (-s), n. [OE.]

Larceny; thievery; act of stealing; [fig.] crime; [metaphor] sacking; pillaging; plundering; despoiling; deprivation.

their, adj. [ON; third person plural possessive modifier.]

  1. [Belonging to the subject; pertaining to themselves; see also theirs, them, themself, themselves, and they.]
  2. [Not belonging to the subject; pertaining to others.]