(Thar) n. (Zoöl.) A goatlike animal (Capra Jemlaica) native of the Himalayas. It has small, flattened
horns, curved directly backward. The hair of the neck, shoulders, and chest of the male is very long,
reaching to the knees. Called also serow, and imo. [Written also thaar, and tahr.]
(Thar), v. impersonal, pres. [OE. thar, þarf, AS. þearf, infin. þurfan to need; akin to OHG. durfan,
G. dürfen to be allowed, Icel. þurfa to need, Goth. þaúrban.] It needs; need. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
What thar thee reck or care?Chaucer.
(Tharms) n. pl. [AS. þearm a gut; akin to D. & G. darm, Icel. þarmr, Sw. & Dan. tarm. &radic53.]
Twisted guts. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Ascham.
(Tha"ros) n. (Zoöl.) A small American butterfly (Phycoides tharos) having the upper surface of
the wings variegated with orange and black, the outer margins black with small white crescents; called
also pearl crescent.
(That) pron., a., conj., & adv. [AS. ðæt, neuter nom. & acc. sing. of the article (originally a demonstrative
pronoun). The nom. masc. se, and the nom. fem. seó are from a different root. AS. ðæt is akin to D.
dat, G. das, OHG. daz, Sw. & Dan. det, Icel. þat (masc. sa, fem. so), Goth. þata (masc. sa,
fem. so), Gr. Skr. tat (for tad, masc. sas, fem. sa); cf. L. istud that. &radic184. Cf. The, Their,
They, Them, This, Than, Since.]
1. As a demonstrative pronoun that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned,
or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as,
that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
The early fame of Gratian was equal to that of the most celebrated princes.Gibbon.
That may refer to an entire sentence or paragraph, and not merely to a word. It usually follows, but
sometimes precedes, the sentence referred to.
That be far from thee, to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked.Gen. xviii. 25.
And when Moses heard that, he was content.Lev. x. 20.
I will know your business, Harry, that I will.Shak.
That is often used in opposition to this, or by way of distinction, and in such cases this, like the Latin
hic and French ceci, generally refers to that which is nearer, and that, like Latin ille and French cela,
to that which is more remote. When they refer to foreign words or phrases, this generally refers to the
latter, and that to the former.
Two principles in human nature reign;Pope.
Self-love, to urge, and Reason, to restrain;
Nor this a good, nor
that a bad we call.
If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that.James iv. 16.
2. As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.Matt. x.
The woman was made whole from that hour.Matt. ix. 22.