the
[ðə, ðɪ, ðiː]
DETERMINER
  1. denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge.Compare with a.
    "what's the matter?" ·
    "call the doctor" · "the phone rang"
    synonyms:
    the beginning · the very beginning · the start · the outset ·
    the commencement · the word go · square one · the off
    antonyms:
    • used to refer to a person, place, or thing that is unique.
      "the Queen" ·
      "the Mona Lisa" · "the Nile"
    • informal
      archaic
      denoting a disease or affliction.
      "I've got the flu"
    • (with a unit of time) the present; the current.
      "dish of the day" ·
      "man of the moment"
    • informal
      used instead of a possessive to refer to someone with whom the speaker or person addressed is associated.
      "I'm meeting the boss" ·
      "how's the family?"
    • used with a surname to refer to a family or married couple.
      "the Johnsons were not wealthy"
    • used before the surname of the chief of a Scottish or Irish clan.
      "the O'Donoghue"
  2. used to point forward to a following qualifying or defining clause or phrase.
    "the fuss that he made of her" ·
    "the top of a bus" · "I have done the best I could"
    • (chiefly with rulers and family members with the same name) used after a name to qualify it.
      "George the Sixth" ·
      "Edward the Confessor" · "Jack the Ripper"
  3. used to make a generalized reference to something rather than identifying a particular instance.
    "he taught himself to play the violin" ·
    "I worry about the future"
    • used with a singular noun to indicate that it represents a whole species or class.
      "they placed the African elephant on their endangered list"
    • used with an adjective to refer to those people who are of the type described.
      "the unemployed"
    • used with an adjective to refer to something of the class or quality described.
      "they are trying to accomplish the impossible"
    • used with the name of a unit to state a rate.
      "they can do 120 miles to the gallon" ·
      "35p in the pound"
  4. enough of (a particular thing).
    "he hoped to publish monthly, if only he could find the money"
  5. (pronounced stressing ‘the’) used to indicate that someone or something is the best known or most important of that name or type.
    "he was the hot young piano prospect in jazz"
  6. used adverbially with comparatives to indicate how one amount or degree of something varies in relation to another.
    "the more she thought about it, the more devastating it became"
    • (all the —)
      used to emphasize the amount or degree to which something is affected.
      "commodities made all the more desirable by their rarity"
ORIGIN
Old English se, sēo, thæt, ultimately superseded by forms from Northumbrian and North Mercian thē, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch de, dat, and German der, die, das.
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Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. What is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers.

G. Kingsley Ward

the things you learn in maturity aren’t simple things such as acquiring information and skills. You learn not to engage in self-destructive behavior. You learn not to burn up energy in anxiety. You discover how to manage your tensions. You learn that self-pity and resentment are among the most toxic of drugs. You find that the world loves talent but pays off on character.

John Gardner

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you. ... You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life.

John Gardner

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Niccolo Machiavelli

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain
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Afrikaans (DETERMINER)die
Arabic (DETERMINER)على
Bangla এই
Bosnian (Latin) na
Bulgarian (DETERMINER)на
Cantonese (Traditional) 中。
Catalan (DETERMINER)la, el, l, les, els
Chinese Simplified 中。
Chinese Traditional 中。
Croatian (DETERMINER)na
Czech (DETERMINER)na
Danish (DETERMINER)den, de, det
Dutch (DETERMINER)de, het
Estonian (DETERMINER)selle
Fijian na
Filipino ang
Finnish (DETERMINER)että
French (DETERMINER)la, le, l', les
German (DETERMINER)die, der, den, das, dem
Greek (DETERMINER)το, η, την, τα, ο, τη
Haitian Creole a
Hebrew (DETERMINER)את
Hindi (DETERMINER)को
Hmong Daw tus
Hungarian (DETERMINER)a, az
Icelandic (DETERMINER)reitnum
Indonesian (DETERMINER)yang
Italian (DETERMINER)il, la, l', le
Japanese (DETERMINER)
Kiswahili (DETERMINER)ya
Klingon .
Korean (DETERMINER)
Latvian (DETERMINER)šo
Lithuanian (DETERMINER)į
Malagasy ny
Malay (Latin) (DETERMINER)tersebut
Maltese (DETERMINER)il
Norwegian Bokmål den
Persian (DETERMINER)این
Polish (DETERMINER)ten
Portuguese (DETERMINER)o, a, os, as
Querétaro Otomi ar
Romanian (DETERMINER)către
Russian (DETERMINER)в
Samoan le
Serbian (Cyrillic) на
Serbian (Latin) na
Slovak (DETERMINER)na
Slovenian (DETERMINER)je
Spanish (DETERMINER)el, la, los, las
Swedish (DETERMINER)den, de
Tahitian te
Tamil (DETERMINER)அந்த
Telugu
Thai (DETERMINER)เดอะ
Tongan he
Turkish (DETERMINER)-leri
Ukrainian (DETERMINER)на
Urdu (DETERMINER)کو
Vietnamese (DETERMINER)các, những
Welsh (DETERMINER)y, r, yr
Yucatec Maya le
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