There (?), adv. [OE. ther, AS. [eth]xd6;r; akin to D. daar, G. da, OHG. dar, Sw. & Dan. der, Icel. & Goth. xed;ar, Skr. tarhi then, and E. that. 184. See That, pron.]
In or at that place.
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." Milton.
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.
To or into that place; thither.
The rarest that e'er came there.
⇒ 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.
There is a path which no fowl knoweth.
Job xxviii. 7.
Wherever there is a sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced.
There have been that have delivered themselves from their ills by their good fortune or virtue.
⇒ 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.
Here and there, in one place and another.
Syn. -- See Thither.
© Webster 1913.