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  Dictionary Definition of that

that
pronoun and adjective, plural those ; adverb, conjunction

-- pronoun
1. (a demonstrative pronoun used to indicate: a. a person, thing, idea, etc., as pointed out or present, before mentioned, about to be mentioned, supposed to be understood, or by way of emphasis. b. of two or more persons, things, etc., already mentioned, the one more remote in place, time, or thought. c. one of two or more persons, things, etc., already mentioned, implying contradistinction (opposed to this ).)
2. (a relative pronoun used: a. as the subject or object of a relative clause, especially one defining or restricting the antecedent (sometimes replaceable by who, whom, or which ). b. as the object of a preposition, the preposition being at the end of the relative clause: the man that I spoke of. c. in various special or elliptical constructions: fool that he is. )
-- adjective
3. (a demonstrative adjective used to indicate: a. a person, place, thing, idea, etc., as pointed out or present, before mentioned, supposed to be understood, or by way of emphasis. b. of two or more persons, things, etc., already mentioned, the one more remote in place, time, or thought. c. one of two or more persons, things, etc., already mentioned, implying contradistinction (opposed to this ).)
-- adverb
4. (an adverb used: a. with adjectives and adverbs of quality or extent to indicate precise degree or extent: that much, that far. b. Colloquial with other adjectives and adverbs to indicate extent or degree, or for emphasis: poor lad, he was that weak!
-- conjunction
5. (a conjunction used: a. to introduce a clause as the subject or object of the principal verb or as the necessary complement to a statement made, or a clause expressing cause or reason, purpose or aim, result or consequence, etc.: that he will come is certain; I know that you will do it. b. elliptically, to introduce a sentence or clause expressing desire, surprise, or indignation: That you could do such a thing!
-- phrase
6. and that ; and all that, Colloquial a. and everything that relates to what is being discussed: she told me about the wedding and all that. b. and other related items: the drawer was full of pencils and that.
7. at that, additionally; besides: it's an idea, and a good one at that.
8. that is, more precisely; in clarification or example.
9. that's that, that is the end of the matter; the matter is closed or finished (used dismissively).
10. with that, thereupon; immediately afterwards.
[ME; OE tht that, the, c. G das ( s ), Greek t ]