theirs


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theirs

 (thârz)
pron. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to them: The red house is theirs. If your car doesn't start, take theirs.
2. Usage Problem His or hers: brought his own lunch and expected everybody else to bring theirs. See Usage Notes at he1, they.

[Middle English, from their, their; see their.]

theirs

(ðɛəz)
pron
1. something or someone belonging to or associated in some way with them: theirs is difficult.
2. not standard something or someone belonging to or associated in some way with an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody: everyone thinks theirs is best.
3. of theirs belonging to or associated with them

theirs

(ðɛərz)

pron.
1. a form of the possessive case of they used as a predicate adjective, after a noun or without a noun: Are you a friend of theirs? It is theirs.
2. (used after an indefinite singular antecedent in place of the definite form his or hers): I have my book; does everyone else have theirs?
3. that which belongs to them: Theirs is the white house.
[1150–1200]
Translations
jejich
deres
de ellossuyo(el) suyo(la) suya(las) suyas
heidän
njihov
övé: övé k
òeirra
彼らのもの
그들의 것
njihov
dess
ของเขาทั้งหลาย
của họ

theirs

[ðɛəz] POSS PRON (referring to singular possession) → (el/la) suyo/a; (referring to plural possession) → (los/las) suyos/as
it's not our car, it's theirsno es nuestro coche, es suyo or es de ellos
the suitcase is theirsla maleta es suya or es de ellos
"whose is this?" - "it's theirs"-¿de quién es esto? -es suyo or de ellos
theirs is a happy homeel suyo es un hogar feliz
Isobel is a friend of theirsIsobel es amiga suya
"is this their house?" - "no, theirs is white"-¿es ésta su casa? -no, la suya or la de ellos es blanca
my parents and theirsmis padres y los suyos

theirs

[ˈðɛərz] pron
(= of them or belonging to them) → le leur (la)m/fles leurs pl
It's not our garage, it's theirs → Ce n'est pas notre garage, c'est le leur.
It's not our car, it's theirs → Ce n'est pas notre voiture, c'est la leur.
They're not our ideas, they're theirs → Ce ne sont pas nos idées, ce sont les leurs.
"Whose is this?" - "It's theirs."
BUT "C'est à qui?" - "À eux.".
This car is theirs
BUT Cette voiture est à eux.
Theirs had been a very happy marriage
BUT Le mariage qui les unissait avait été profondément heureux.
a friend of theirs → un de leurs amis
(= his or hers) → le sien (la)(ne)m/fles siens (siennes)pl
I don't know whose handkerchief it is. Somebody must have left theirs → Je ne sais pas à qui est ce mouchoir. Quelqu'un doit avoir laissé le sien.

theirs

poss pron
ihre(r, s); theirs is not to reason whyes ist nicht an ihnen zu fragen; theirs is the Kingdom of Heavenihrer ist das Himmelreich
(inf: = belonging to him or her) → seine(r, s) ? also mine1 POSS PRON

theirs

[ðɛəz] poss pronil/la loro, i/le loro pl
this car is theirs → questa macchina è loro
a friend of theirs → un loro amico

their

(ðeə) adjective
1. belonging to them. This is their car; Take a note of their names and addresses.
2. used instead of his, ~his or her etc where a person of unknown sex or people of both sexes are referred to. Everyone should buy his own ticket.
theirs (ðeəz) pronoun
a person, thing etc belonging to them. The child is theirs; a friend of theirs (= one of their friends).

theirs

مِلْكُهُم jejich deres ihrer δικός τους suyo heidän le leur njihov il loro 彼らのもの 그들의 것 van hen deres ich seu их dess ของเขาทั้งหลาย onlarınki của họ 他们的
References in classic literature ?
March's motherly welcome, their cheerful society, and the comfort he took in that humble home of theirs.
It seems to be theirs by right of discovery and government concession," he said, in disappointed tone.
Let them come up within striking distance--my eye may well be trusted in such a matter-- and I will trail the varlets the length of the Horican, guaranteeing that not a shot of theirs shall, at the worst, more than break the skin, while 'killdeer' shall touch the life twice in three times.
They had barely crossed the threshold of this treasure-house, to find themselves rich men; what possibilities of affluence might be theirs when they had fully exploited their possessions?
A terrible event has, indeed happened, but not to them, nor, as I undoubtingly believe, through any agency of theirs.
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
What I had then had an ugly glimpse of was that my eyes might be sealed just while theirs were most opened.
Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.
Now the defendants afterwards took the fish; ergo, the aforesaid articles were theirs.
So long as they paid, however, they had nothing to fear, the house was all theirs.
And George and Tom moved to a comfortable seat in the chimney-corner, while Aunte Chloe, after baking a goodly pile of cakes, took her baby on her lap, and began alternately filling its mouth and her own, and distributing to Mose and Pete, who seemed rather to prefer eating theirs as they rolled about on the floor under the table, tickling each other, and occasionally pulling the baby's toes.
A man has not everything to do, but something; and because he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that he should be petitioning the Governor or the Legislature any more than it is theirs to petition me; and if they should not hear my petition, what should I do then?