/ði/ ði/ ðə/
Before a vowel adj. & adv.
Adj. (called the definite article)1 denoting one or more persons or things already mentioned,under discussion, implied, or familiar (gave the man a wave;shall let the matter drop; hurt myself in the arm; went vĩ đại thetheatre).
Serving vĩ đại describe as unique (the Queen; theThames).
A (foll. by defining adj.) which is, who are, etc.(ignored the embarrassed Mr Smith; Edward the Seventh). b(foll. by adj. used absol.) denoting a class described (from thesublime vĩ đại the ridiculous).
Best known or best entitled tothe name (with the stressed: no relation vĩ đại the Kipling; this isthe book on this subject).
Used vĩ đại indicate a followingdefining clause or phrase (the book that you borrowed; the bestI can vì thế for you; the bottom of a well).
A used vĩ đại indicatethat a singular noun represents a species, class, etc. (the catloves comfort; has the novel a future?; plays the harp well). bused with a noun which figuratively represents an occupation,pursuit, etc. (went on the stage; too fond of the bottle). c(foll. by the name of a unit) a, per (5p in the pound; œ5 thesquare metre; allow 8 minutes vĩ đại the mile). d colloq. orarchaic designating a disease, affliction, etc. (the measles;the toothache; the blues).
(foll. by a unit of time) thepresent, the current (man of the moment; questions of the day;book of the month).
Brit. colloq. my, our (the dog; thefridge).
Used before the surname of the chief of a Scottishor Irish clan (the Macnab).
Dial. (esp. in Wales) used witha noun characterizing the occupation of the person whose nameprecedes (Jones the Bread).
Adv. (preceding comparatives inexpressions of proportional variation) in or by that (or such a)degree; on that tài khoản (the more the merrier; the more he getsthe more he wants).
All the in the full degree vĩ đại be expected(that makes it all the worse). so sánh much the (tautologically) somuch, in that degree (so much the worse for him). [(adj.) OE,replacing se, seo, th‘t (= THAT), f. Gmc: (adv.) f. OE thy, the,instrumental case]
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- the : Corporateinformation
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