Denizione di  than - dizionario di inglese del sito - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua than




  1. coal


  1. then
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      And whan that he wel dronken hadde the wyn,
      Than wolde he speke no word but Latyn.
      And when he had drunk all the wine
      He would not speak a word other than Latin


  1. introduces a comparison, and is associated with comparatives, and with words such as more, less, and fewer. Typically, it seeks to measure the force of an adjective or similar description between two predicates.
    Patients diagnosed more recently are probably surviving an average of longer than two years.


  1. (obsolete, archaic or dialectal) (usually used with for) Because; for.
    • 1854, Reformation series:
      If thou say yes, then puttest thou on Christ (that is, the wisdome of God, the Father) unkunning, unpower, or euil will: for than he could not make his rule so good as an other did his.
    • 1668, William Lawson, A way to get wealth:
      You shall also take the fine earth or mould which is found in the hollow of old Willow trees, rising from the root almost to the middle of the Tree, at least so far as the tree is hollow, for than this, there is no earth or mould finer or richer.
    • 1665, Stillingfleet, Laud, Carwell, A rational account of the grounds of Protestant religion:
      Answer me if you can, any other way, than because the Scriptures, which are infallible, Say so.
  2. Used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison.
    Im taller than she is.
    She found his advice more witty than helpful.
    We have less work today than we had yesterday.
    Its bigger than I thought it was.

Definizione italiano>inglese than

  Introduces a comparison
  Introduces a comparison

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

che |di |quando |quanto |

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