1=With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
‘The hotter the better.’; ‘The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.’; ‘The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.’; ‘It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.’;
Objective case of thou.
1=With a comparative, and often with for it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated with none.
‘It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.’; ‘It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.’; ‘I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.’;
‘Thee is a little strange, I think.’;
(transitive) To address (somebody) as "thee"; to thou.
A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning.
To thrive; prosper.
By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; - used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.
‘So much the rather thou, Celestial Light,Shine inward, and the mind through all her powersIrradiate.’;
The letter ⟨(⟩, which stands for the th sound lang=en in Pitman shorthand.
denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge
‘call the doctor’; ‘the phone rang’; ‘what's the matter?’;
To thrive; to prosper.
‘Well mote thee, as well can wish your thought.’;
used to refer to a person, place, or thing that is unique
‘the Mona Lisa’; ‘the Queen’; ‘the Nile’;
The objective case of thou. See Thou.
‘This sword hath ended him; so shall it thee,Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner.’;
denoting a disease or affliction
‘I've got the flu’;
archaic or dialect form of you, as the singular object of a verb or preposition
‘we beseech thee O lord’;
(with a unit of time) the present; the current
‘dish of the day’; ‘man of the moment’;
used instead of a possessive to refer to someone with whom the speaker or person addressed is associated
‘I'm meeting the boss’; ‘how's the family?’;
used with a surname to refer to a family or married couple
‘the Johnsons were not wealthy’;
used before the surname of the chief of a Scottish or Irish clan
used to point forward to a following qualifying or defining clause or phrase
‘the fuss that he made of her’; ‘the top of a bus’; ‘I have done the best I could’;
(chiefly with rulers and family members with the same name) used after a name to qualify it
‘Edward the Confessor’; ‘George the Sixth’; ‘Jack the Ripper’;
used to make a generalized reference to something rather than identifying a particular instance
‘I worry about the future’; ‘he taught himself to play the violin’;
used with a singular noun to indicate that it represents a whole species or class
‘they placed the African elephant on their endangered list’;
used with an adjective to refer to those people who are of the type described
used with an adjective to refer to something of the class or quality described
‘they are trying to accomplish the impossible’;
used with the name of a unit to state a rate
‘they can do 120 miles to the gallon’; ‘35p in the pound’;
enough of (a particular thing)
‘he hoped to publish monthly, if only he could find the money’;
(pronounced stressing ‘the’) used to indicate that someone or something is the best known or most important of that name or type
‘he was the hot young piano prospect in jazz’;
used adverbially with comparatives to indicate how one amount or degree of something varies in relation to another
‘the more she thought about it, the more devastating it became’;
used to emphasize the amount or degree to which something is affected
‘commodities made all the more desirable by their rarity’;
The ( (listen)) is a grammatical article in English, denoting persons or things already mentioned, under discussion, implied or otherwise presumed familiar to listeners, readers or speakers. It is the definite article in English.