"third-person plural" meaning in English

See third-person plural in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Noun

Forms: third-person plurals [plural]
Head templates: {{en-noun}} third-person plural (plural third-person plurals)
  1. (grammar) The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with plural nouns and with the pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages). Categories (topical): Grammar Related terms: third person, third-person dual, third-person singular, first-person plural, second-person plural Translations (Translations): troisième personne du pluriel [feminine] (French), მესამე პირის მრავლობითი რიცხვი (mesame ṗiris mravlobiti ricxvi) (Georgian), მესამე პირი მრავლობითში (mesame ṗiri mravlobitši) (Georgian), dritte Person Plural (German), terza persona plurale [feminine] (Italian), 三人称複数 (sanninshō fukusū) (Japanese), 3인칭 복수 (saminching boksu) (Korean), terceira pessoa do plural (Portuguese), persoana a treia plural (Romanian), tercera persona del plural (Spanish)
    Sense id: en-third-person_plural-en-noun-k0TeFwJ4 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, Terms with French translations, Terms with Georgian translations, Terms with German translations, Terms with Italian translations, Terms with Japanese translations, Terms with Korean translations, Terms with Portuguese translations, Terms with Romanian translations, Terms with Spanish translations Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 78 22 Disambiguation of Terms with French translations: 74 26 Disambiguation of Terms with Georgian translations: 68 32 Disambiguation of Terms with German translations: 75 25 Disambiguation of Terms with Italian translations: 75 25 Disambiguation of Terms with Japanese translations: 75 25 Disambiguation of Terms with Korean translations: 69 31 Disambiguation of Terms with Portuguese translations: 71 29 Disambiguation of Terms with Romanian translations: 69 31 Disambiguation of Terms with Spanish translations: 75 25 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences Disambiguation of 'Translations': 73 27
  2. (grammar) The pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages). Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-third-person_plural-en-noun-hxgwbnc3 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences

Inflected forms

Download JSONL data for third-person plural meaning in English (4.5kB)

{
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "third-person plurals",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "third-person plural (plural third-person plurals)",
      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        {
          "kind": "topical",
          "langcode": "en",
          "name": "Grammar",
          "orig": "en:Grammar",
          "parents": [
            "Linguistics",
            "Language",
            "Social sciences",
            "Communication",
            "Sciences",
            "Society",
            "All topics",
            "Fundamental"
          ],
          "source": "w"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "78 22",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "English entries with incorrect language header",
          "parents": [
            "Entries with incorrect language header",
            "Entry maintenance"
          ],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "74 26",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with French translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "68 32",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Georgian translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "75 25",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with German translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "75 25",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Italian translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "75 25",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Japanese translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "69 31",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Korean translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "71 29",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Portuguese translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "69 31",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Romanian translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "75 25",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "Terms with Spanish translations",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        }
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "\"Are\" is the third-person plural of the verb \"to be\"."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with plural nouns and with the pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "id": "en-third-person_plural-en-noun-k0TeFwJ4",
      "links": [
        [
          "grammar",
          "grammar"
        ],
        [
          "they",
          "they"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(grammar) The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with plural nouns and with the pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "related": [
        {
          "_dis1": "86 14",
          "word": "third person"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "86 14",
          "word": "third-person dual"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "86 14",
          "word": "third-person singular"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "86 14",
          "word": "first-person plural"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "86 14",
          "word": "second-person plural"
        }
      ],
      "topics": [
        "grammar",
        "human-sciences",
        "linguistics",
        "sciences"
      ],
      "translations": [
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "troisième personne du pluriel"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "ka",
          "lang": "Georgian",
          "roman": "mesame ṗiris mravlobiti ricxvi",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "მესამე პირის მრავლობითი რიცხვი"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "ka",
          "lang": "Georgian",
          "roman": "mesame ṗiri mravlobitši",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "მესამე პირი მრავლობითში"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "dritte Person Plural"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "terza persona plurale"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "ja",
          "lang": "Japanese",
          "roman": "sanninshō fukusū",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "三人称複数"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "ko",
          "lang": "Korean",
          "roman": "saminching boksu",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "3인칭 복수"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "terceira pessoa do plural"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "ro",
          "lang": "Romanian",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "persoana a treia plural"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "73 27",
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "Translations",
          "word": "tercera persona del plural"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
        {
          "kind": "topical",
          "langcode": "en",
          "name": "Grammar",
          "orig": "en:Grammar",
          "parents": [
            "Linguistics",
            "Language",
            "Social sciences",
            "Communication",
            "Sciences",
            "Society",
            "All topics",
            "Fundamental"
          ],
          "source": "w"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "The pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "id": "en-third-person_plural-en-noun-hxgwbnc3",
      "links": [
        [
          "grammar",
          "grammar"
        ],
        [
          "they",
          "they"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(grammar) The pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "topics": [
        "grammar",
        "human-sciences",
        "linguistics",
        "sciences"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "word": "third-person plural"
}
{
  "categories": [
    "English countable nouns",
    "English entries with incorrect language header",
    "English lemmas",
    "English multiword terms",
    "English nouns",
    "Terms with French translations",
    "Terms with Georgian translations",
    "Terms with German translations",
    "Terms with Italian translations",
    "Terms with Japanese translations",
    "Terms with Korean translations",
    "Terms with Portuguese translations",
    "Terms with Romanian translations",
    "Terms with Spanish translations",
    "Translation table header lacks gloss"
  ],
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "third-person plurals",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "third-person plural (plural third-person plurals)",
      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "related": [
    {
      "word": "third person"
    },
    {
      "word": "third-person dual"
    },
    {
      "word": "third-person singular"
    },
    {
      "word": "first-person plural"
    },
    {
      "word": "second-person plural"
    }
  ],
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "en:Grammar"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "\"Are\" is the third-person plural of the verb \"to be\"."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with plural nouns and with the pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "links": [
        [
          "grammar",
          "grammar"
        ],
        [
          "they",
          "they"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(grammar) The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with plural nouns and with the pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "topics": [
        "grammar",
        "human-sciences",
        "linguistics",
        "sciences"
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
        "en:Grammar"
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "The pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "links": [
        [
          "grammar",
          "grammar"
        ],
        [
          "they",
          "they"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(grammar) The pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages)."
      ],
      "topics": [
        "grammar",
        "human-sciences",
        "linguistics",
        "sciences"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "translations": [
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "troisième personne du pluriel"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "mesame ṗiris mravlobiti ricxvi",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "მესამე პირის მრავლობითი რიცხვი"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "mesame ṗiri mravlobitši",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "მესამე პირი მრავლობითში"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "dritte Person Plural"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "terza persona plurale"
    },
    {
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "sanninshō fukusū",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "三人称複数"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "saminching boksu",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "3인칭 복수"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "terceira pessoa do plural"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "persoana a treia plural"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "Translations",
      "word": "tercera persona del plural"
    }
  ],
  "word": "third-person plural"
}

This page is a part of the kaikki.org machine-readable English dictionary. This dictionary is based on structured data extracted on 2024-07-22 from the enwiktionary dump dated 2024-07-20 using wiktextract (0af6c06 and 6aeea9b). The data shown on this site has been post-processed and various details (e.g., extra categories) removed, some information disambiguated, and additional data merged from other sources. See the raw data download page for the unprocessed wiktextract data.

If you use this data in academic research, please cite Tatu Ylonen: Wiktextract: Wiktionary as Machine-Readable Structured Data, Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), pp. 1317-1325, Marseille, 20-25 June 2022. Linking to the relevant page(s) under https://kaikki.org would also be greatly appreciated.