AskDefine | Define there

Dictionary Definition

there n : a location other than here; that place; "you can take it from there" [ant: here] adv
1 in or at that place; "they have lived there for years"; "it's not there"; "that man [who is] there" [syn: at that place, in that location] [ant: here]
2 in that matter; "I agree with you there" [syn: in that respect, on that point]
3 to or toward that place; away from the speaker; "go there around noon!" [syn: thither] [ant: here]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ðɛə(ɹ)/, /DE@(\r)/
  • a US /ðɛɹ/, /DEr\/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛə(r)



ther < þær < < < demonstrative pronominal base *to- + adverbial suffix -r.
  • Akin to Dutch daar, German da, Old High German dār, Swedish där, Danish der, Icelandic þar, and Gothic þar, Sanskrit tarhi, and English that. See that (pronoun).


  1. In or at that place or location.
    • [They] there left me and my man, both bound together. — Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors, V-i
    • The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. — Genesis 2:8
    Note: In distinction from here, there usually signifies a place farther off, in such a manner, that here would include the person using the word, while there would not.
    • Darkness there might well seem twilight here. — Milton
  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 threaten’d death becomes thy friend / And turns it to exile; there art thou happy. — Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, III-iii
  3. To or into that place; thither.
    • The rarest that e’er came there. — Shakespeare, Tempest, II-i
    Note: There is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling 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 28:7
    • 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
    Note: There is much used in composition, and often has the sense of a pronoun. See thereabout, thereafter, therefrom, etc.
    Note: There was formerly used in the sense of where.
    • Spend their good there it is reasonable. — Chaucer
  4. (in conjunction with verb be) In existence or in this world; mention of unspecified location, somewhere.
    there is something amiss.


in or at that place
  • Afrikaans: daar
  • Albanian: aty, atje
  • Arabic: ‎ (hunáːka), ‎ (hunáːlika)
  • Arabic, Egyptian: (hinaak)
  • Aramaic:
    Syriac: ܬܡܢ (tamān, tamon)
    Hebrew: תמן (tamān, tamon)
  • Bulgarian: там (tam)
  • Catalan: allà, allí
  • Chinese: 那里/那裡 (nàli), 那兒 (nà+ér=nàr)
  • Croatian: ondje, tamo
  • Czech: tam
  • Danish: der
  • Dutch: daar, ginder, ginds
  • Esperanto: tie
  • Finnish:
    • (when the place is pointed at: )
    tuolla (the place more distant or less accurately confined)
    tuossa (-"- less distant or more accurately confined)
    • (when the place is not pointed at:)
    siellä (the place more distant or less accurately confined)
    siinä (-"- less distant or more accurately confined)
  • French: là, là-bas
  • German: dort, da
  • Greek: εκεί (ekí)
  • Guaraní: upépe
  • Hebrew: ‎שם‎ (sham)
  • Hungarian: ott
  • Icelandic: þarna, þar, það
  • Ido: ibe
  • Indonesian: situ (less distant), sana (more distant)
  • Irish: ansin
  • Italian: là, ivi
  • Japanese: そこ, あそこ
  • Korean: 거기 (geogi-e)
  • Lakota: heci
  • Latin: ibi, illic, istic
  • Lithuanian: ten
  • Luxembourgish: do
  • Navajo: aadi
  • Norwegian: der
  • Polish: tam
  • Portuguese: aí, ali, lá
  • Quechua: jaqaypi (-pi = locative case)
  • Romanian: acolo, colo
  • Russian: там (tam)
  • Sardinian (Campidanese): inni
  • Sardinian (Nugorese): incúe
  • Serbian: тамо (tamo)
  • Slovak: tam
  • Slovene: tam
  • Spanish: allí, ahí, allá
  • Swedish: där
  • Telugu: అక్కడ
  • Turkish: şurada (less distant), ora, orada (more distant)
  • Ukrainian: там (tam)
  • Vietnamese: đằng kia
  • Welsh: yna
in that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc.
to or into that place; thither


  1. Used to console or encourage someone.
    There, there!

Extensive Definition

There is a 3D online virtual world created by Will Harvey and Jeffrey Ventrella.There Inc. was founded in the spring of 1998. Closed beta began in July of 2001, with various stages of beta following, and ending with an October 2003 launch date. In June of 2004, There Inc. went through a major restructuring and announced major layoffs. In April of 2005, There Inc. announced that the commercial side of the company would be branching out to form two companies Forterra Systems (the government contracted client), and Makena Technologies (the commercial client). In 2007, Makena Technologies announced a partnership with MTV Networks to create another client for the MTV reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. There contains 14 (16JAN2008) major islands and numerous smaller islands, 1 million members and many community places including businesses. There is another competitor against Second Life, Moove, Active Worlds, and more virtual worlds that exist on the web.

Membership types

Basic Membership:
  • Free
  • Text chat, IM, and Buddy List features
  • Customizable avatar
  • Ability to shop in auctions and the There catalog
  • Listen to streamed radio
  • The ability to join 20 groups
Premium Membership:
  • One time $9.95 fee
  • All the features of basic membership
  • Voice chat
  • Explorer Pack
  • List items in the auctions
  • Ability to join 30 more groups and create own, host events, post in the forums and own your own neighborhood
In-World Money:
  • With either membership, users can purchase Therebucks (Tbuxs), the currency used in There, for the price of 1800 Therebucks for each US dollar.


There is a venue for socializing with less role-playing than is typically found in MMORPGs. Billed on its homepage as " online getaway where you can hang out with your friends and meet new ones...", There defines itself as a service providing a shared experience that allows people to interact in an online society.
Each new member enters the community by choosing a unique name and a male or female avatar. The avatar's name and gender are permanently set, but various attributes such as hair color and style, head and body shapes, skin and eye color, clothing, etc. can be changed as desired.
Most items such as furniture are designed to be used within houses or zones, although some items such as vehicles and dogs are not due to their mobile nature. Monetary transactions in There's economy are done using Therebucks, virtual currency with real world value. Therebucks can be purchased directly from There, from other members, or from any of the third party online "banks" which usually offer competitive exchange rates. Members can also sell their Therebucks to banks in exchange for real world currency, usually USD.
In September 2007, all members of the There Philippines were moved to the original version. They were forced to change usernames (if necessary), and could not bring anything with them but tbux during the change.


|Members can join and create interest groups

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