Meaning of THERE in English

I. pronoun


hello there

Well, hello there ! I haven’t seen you for ages.

Hi there

Hi there ! I haven’t seen you for ages.

Is there a market

Is there a market for his invention?

live there

As soon as I saw the place, I knew I didn’t want to live there .

over there

Do you see that building over there ?

right here/there

I left my bags right here.

stand there (= stand and not do anything )

Don’t just stand there – help me!

stay here/there

Stay right there! I’ll be back in a minute.

there and back

It’s possible to travel there and back in a day.

there are moves afoot to do sth British English (= there are plans, especially secret ones, to do something )

There are moves afoot to change things.

there are signs

There are now signs of an improvement in the economy.

there are tears in sb’s eyes

As she watched, there were tears of joy in her eyes.

there comes a point when ...

There comes a point where you have to accept defeat.

there has been a misunderstanding

There’s been a misunderstanding about what I meant.

There is a crying need for

There is a crying need for doctors.

There is a distinct possibility that

There is a distinct possibility that this will eventually be needed.

there is a need for sth

Clearly there is a need for more research.

there is a party going on

Somewhere near the hotel there was a party going on.

there is a possibility that

There is a possibility that files could be lost if the system crashes.

there is a reference to sth

There are 32 references to eagles in the Bible.

there is a risk

There is always a risk that mistakes will be made.

there is (a) silence

There was silence in the library for several moments.

there is a similarity between things

There are lots of similarities between the two bikes.

there is a temptation to do sth

There is also the temptation to pay for the whole thing with a credit card.

there is a vacancy

She asked if there were any vacancies for salespeople.

there is no apparent explanation (= used when there is no explanation that you can think of )

There was no apparent explanation for the attack.

there is no better way/example/place etc

There’s no better way of exploring the region.

There is no denying (= they are definitely suffering )

There is no denying the suffering of these families .

There is no getting away from (= you cannot avoid or deny this fact )

There is no getting away from this fact .

there is no lack of sth (= there is plenty of it )

There is no lack of information on the subject.

there is no misunderstanding

I am writing to make sure there is no misunderstanding between us.

there is no moon

There was no moon, and the fields were completely dark.

there is no need for sth

They felt that there was no need for a formal contract.

there is no/little/some doubt (= used to talk about how sure people are about something )

There is little doubt that he will play for England one day.

there is proof

There is now proof that giant squid do exist.

(there is) something different/odd/unusual about sb/sth

There was something rather odd about him.

there is something/nothing sinister about sb/sth

There was something sinister about Mr Scott’s death.

there is something/nothing wrong

There’s something wrong with this yogurt.

there is time to do sth (= there is enough time to do it )

There was no time to discuss it further.

there is trouble

There was some trouble at her office, but she didn’t say what it was.

There is...variation

There is a great deal of variation among the responses.

there is/was a call

There was a phone call for you.

there must be some mistake (= used when you think someone has made a mistake )

There must be some mistake. I definitely booked a room for tonight.

there must be some misunderstanding (= used when you think someone has not understood something correctly )

I think there must be some misunderstanding - I don’t know anyone called Barry.

There remained

There remained a few jobs still to be finished.

there the resemblance ends (= they are not similar in any other way )

They are both strong-minded women, but there the resemblance ends.

there was (a) panic

When the shooting started, there was panic.

There was...pandemonium

There was complete pandemonium in the kitchen.

‘Don’t even go there!’

‘What if the two of them ...?’ ‘Don’t even go there!’


(there are) no two ways about it

No two ways about it, Blue says to himself: he knows everything.

No two ways about it, Clint Schneider was dynamite.

That was the job description, no two ways about it.

There are no two ways about it.

(there's) many a true word spoken in jest

(there's) no hurry

You can get it sometime when you visit - there's no hurry .

(there's) nothing to it

I'll be right with you/right there/right back

If I should die, think only this of me:/That there's some corner of a foreign field/That is forever England

There'll always be an England

be a love and .../... there's a love

be halfway there

Construction on the civic center is halfway there.

As I was halfway there, it opened.

Before they were halfway there the Orcs and Goblins regrouped.

Take your time, build up a case, establish the right relationships and you are halfway there.

The sniper got him when he was halfway there.

be neither here nor there

It's true we're not friends but that's neither here nor there. We're still able to work together.

What Cheng's intentions were is neither here nor there. What matters is what he did.

What I think about your husband is neither here nor there.

Art was neither here nor there; money was the issue.

But that was neither here nor there.

Dinner half an hour earlier or later was neither here nor there.

She and Carolan had no children, but that was neither here nor there as an indication of matrimonial harmony nowadays.

That he was not in the category ordained by the Marketing Department for the evening was neither here nor there.

The cost would be borne by Grunte Accessories, but that was neither here nor there.

The fact that she hadn't seen her prospective husband since she was ten was neither here nor there.

The fact that you fantasise about a woman rather than a man is neither here nor there in these circumstances.

be not all there

And of course he was not all there in his head.

But this is not all there is to communication.

It was as though he was not all there, Jack thought.

be right up there (with sb/sth)

He was right up there on Herron Avenue.

Northampton are right up there in second place.

Number of sunny days is right up there for me, too.

On the trauma scale, this was right up there with an automobile wreck.

been there, seen that, done that

do sth like there's no tomorrow

Ben drives like there's no tomorrow .

I eat and drink like there's no tomorrow .

don't go there

hang (on) in there

But I was hanging in there academically.

Can you kind of hang in there to uh to maybe uh later on this evening, okay.

Do you hang in there, or cut your losses?

If this type of interviewer senses a weak spot he or she will hang on in there - mercilessly.

In the meantime, just hang on in there.

The hitter had to hang in there until he hit the ball or struck out.

Ultimately, the more authentic, life-affirming religious manifestations hang in there amid, and despite, the darkness of human striving.

When he is excited and enthusiastic, hang in there an extra minute to respond to his words and happy expressions.

here and there

Sprigs of parsley were tucked here and there around the chicken.

Audible gasps rose here and there together with short, whispered words and the murmur of anticipation.

But here and there some found action on this very camp, and didn't live to tell the tale.

His hair, cut short, was flattened here and there, like an animal's fur when it is out of sorts.

Late summer had exhausted much of the greenness, and here and there the ground showed through in brown, dusty patches.

Men go down here and there before your eyes.

Rushes grew here and there in clumps across the pasture.

She looked like a pixie sometimes, her eyes darting here and there, for ever watchful.

The landscape is a stony desert, smeared here and there with sulphur compounds.

here, there, and everywhere

here/there sb goes again

if ever there was one

A crazy notion if ever there was one.

An obstinate fellow, if ever there was one, and a very elusive one too.

Exercise is the original fountain of youth if ever there was one.

He is a product of the system if ever there was one.

Here is a time warp if ever there was one.

My favourite Caithness loch is Heilen, near Castletown; an expert's loch if ever there was one.

My son, however, is a sports fanatic if ever there was one.

it's the same story here/there/in ...

neither here nor there

Art was neither here nor there; money was the issue.

But that was neither here nor there.

Dinner half an hour earlier or later was neither here nor there.

She and Carolan had no children, but that was neither here nor there as an indication of matrimonial harmony nowadays.

Start worrying when we're neither here nor there.

That he was not in the category ordained by the Marketing Department for the evening was neither here nor there.

The cost would be borne by Grunte Accessories, but that was neither here nor there.

We are the holy ones, the voyagers, the people of the crossing, neither here nor there.

out there

Jerry Lewis is out there all the time raising money for disabled kids.

My real father is out there and one day I plan to find him.

Sheila's ideas can be way out there sometimes.

All the land out there had been under water once.

However, beyond the big names there are some excellent specialists out there.

I was going to lock the up right out there.

I went out there and ran on their terms.

It has taken her a long time to learn the plays, and she still looks uncomfortable out there.

It will continue to be out there, too.

Puchur glove out there and thank Master Dureaux fer his guts.

The reason those phones are out there is to benefit people.

put it there

$500? OK, it's a deal. Put it there!

Any name that was on the list was there because Nikos had put it there.

He didn't remember putting it there.

It hates you for putting it there, but is loyal to you because you bring it food.

Just for like if we put it there.

People think I put it there as a piece of pop art to decorate the room.

That must have been Lee who'd put it there.

There is nothing behind the cartoon sofa and if you find anything it's because you yourself have put it there.

Where every plant to sprout is known in advance because you put it there.

so she is/so there are etc

that's/there's an idea

that's/there's sb/sth for you!

then and there

If I come across a mistake, I fix it right then and there.

For a moment he thought of phoning her, then and there, and telling her how he felt.

I probably could have refused, and that would have ended the matter right then and there.

It would have been easy to shoot him right then and there.

Mr Pasta dismisses Manuel then and there and without notice.

Peter wondered about running in then and there.

She decided then and there that she was not going to stand for it.

She saw only the immediate need of a particular individual and tried to meet it then and there.

Two kids still refused to write unless I helped them right then and there.

then/there again

And then again , it may not.

But then again , it might not.

He almost pranced along the passage with his pet and I hoped fervently that I would not see them in there again .

I do not think that I shall go back there again .

I read to her every night at six-and then again before she goes to bed.

Scamp had an airtight alibi, naturally, but then again young Leakey never said who exactly had done it.

They drove by again and then again, each time slower and more menacingly.

there are no easy answers

As usual, there are no easy answers to explain human behavior.

But suddenly we find ourselves acknowledging that there are no easy answers to the dilemmas Christians face.

So there are no easy answers.

There are no easy answers to this problem.

there are no flies on sb

there are plenty more fish in the sea

there but for the grace of God (go I)

there is a God!

there is a question mark over sth/a question mark hangs over sth

there is little/nothing to choose between sth

Both make-ups can be available at the same time and, so far as value goes, there is nothing to choose between them.

But there is little to choose between the two in terms of overall performance.

there is no call for sth

There was no call for him to do that.

Where there is no call for a continued food market, market buildings have proved highly adaptable.

there is no excuse for sth

But precisely because the stakes are so high there is no excuse for ignoring nuances, glossing over contradictions and exaggerating faults.

But there is no excuse for modern hymns to contain gender-based or sexist language.

Do make sure the welts are not floppy. there is no excuse for this, even with a single bed double rib.

I concede that the Newcastle doctors may be ignorant but there is no excuse for you.

In Britain, for example, there is no excuse for not knowing recent trends in the cost of living.

Nowadays, there is no excuse for getting into trouble.

So there is no excuse for ignoring the chance to communicate.

With modern technology there is no excuse for this kind of slapdash remastering.

there is no love lost between sb and sb

There's no love lost between Bart and Stephen.

there is no mistaking sb/sth

There is no mistaking Hall's books as anything other than romantic fiction.

But there is no mistaking the fact that the First Division door has been left ajar.

If all goes well, Beech Road will start at 2-1 or less at Cheltenham as there is no mistaking his superiority.

Some of the gaps must be due to chance, but there is no mistaking the insularity of interest which these volumes display.

there is no percentage in doing sth

there is no question of sth happening/sb doing sth

Each has much to offer to the other and there is no question of one tradition being right and the other wrong.

Even if the practice overspends its funds, there is no question of patients not getting the treatment they need.

Since there is no means of changing the weather, there is no question of protest.

This again suggests that the boys may have been in the wrong, which there is no question of in Ballantyne.

This particularly applies where there is no question of a divorced previous spouse.

This phenomenon is distinct from onomatopoeia - it is sometimes called sound symbolism: there is no question of auditory resemblance.

Yet there is no question of one's hair rising.

there is no sign of sb/sth

Although voices of dissent are being heard, there is no sign of the supermodel phenomenon abating in the near future.

But still there is no sign of Captain Ahab.

But there is no sign of staleness: the performances at the Haymarket are terrific in their strength.

Furniture is strewn down the road, but there is no sign of the hapless hero.

However, there is no sign of the Elven magical artefact.

It appears, however, there is no sign of such a commitment.

Moreover to implement the change there is no sign of introducing the extra resources which most commentators see as necessary.

Not only do they lack legs but there is no sign of an internal girdle of bones at either shoulder or hip.

there is no telling

This is a highly dangerous trend, because there is no telling where it will end.

there is not much in it

there is only one thing for it

there is safety in numbers

there is/are

Is there life on other planets?

I didn't know there was Chinese restaurant in your neighborhood.

There's no evidence to prove that Gray is the murderer.

Because the teachers are so friendly there is a good atmosphere for getting on with your work.

But there is another, more essential respect for nature itself, which we dishonour at our peril.

Don't give them a sales pitch because there is nothing more irritating.

In Britain there is a preference for a tactical step-by-step approach against a background of traditional consensus.

Smokeless powder, for which there are many formulas, is used in modern ammunition.

The effect of the order is that even though youths are being sentenced, there is no room for them.

While this may not mean they are preventable, there is at least the possibility of fortifying the individual against their effects.

there isn't much call for sth

There isn't much call for typewriters since computers got easier to use.

there ought to be a law against sth

there'll be hell to pay

If he doesn't do it on time, there'll be hell to pay.

there's a/no future in sth

It's no good, she rebuked herself sternly; there's no future in feeling like this about Luke Travis.

there's life in the old dog yet

there's method in/to sb's madness

there's money (to be made) in sth

Experts and city officials agree there's money to be made in the casino business.

And there's money in being the best.

And there's money in it.

I love airline food and further suspect that there's money in it somewhere.

there's more than one way to skin a cat

there's more to sb/sth than meets the eye

"I didn't know he wrote poetry." "Yes -- he also does painting. There's more to him than meets the eye."

It looks like a simple case of burglary, but there may be more to it than meets the eye.

People think of Bradford as a dull industrial city, but there is more to it than meets the eye.

there's no (such thing as a) free lunch

there's no comparison

"Which apartment do you prefer?'' "Well, there's no comparison . The first one we saw is bigger, quieter, and has much nicer furniture.''

there's no danger of sth

Slides would be built over a mound, so there's no danger of children falling from a height.

The wheels aren't sharp, so there's no danger of cutting yourself.

there's no denying (that/sth)

Anna looks better, there's no denying it.

But he's neat and tidy there's no denying it.

Even if you are sceptical about meridians, there's no denying that the roller gives an enjoyable massage.

He denies it, but there's no denying the little girl does resemble Becker in a dress.

Now there's no denying that 1991 was not a good year for the advertising industry.

There's no denying it, if you don't spend a lot of cash, you go down.

there's no doing sth

And there's no mystery to bands any more.

But police experts say there's no evidence to support that.

But there's no way to get money for real investment.

He says that the budget is a disaster, there's no way that the county can now avoid charge capping.

I - I've decided that since you've got everything under control there's no point in my staying here any longer.

I usually read to them a bit, but there's no need for you to.

Make sure there's no plan to change the exam format this year.

With amateurs there's no point in paying, they're likely to kill the victim off anyway, out of fear.

there's no escaping (the fact)

there's no free lunch

As a country, we must face the fact that there is no free lunch for Social Security recipients.

there's no going back

There's no going back, even if I wanted to, which I don't.

Too late you realize that there's no going back.

there's no harm in doing sth/it does no harm to do sth

there's no holding sb (back)

For Casey, there was no holding back when it came to music.

there's no knowing

If we go there's no knowing .

Otherwise there's no knowing just how many more he would have killed.

there's no law against sth

there's no need (for sb) to do sth

There's no need to shout - I'm not deaf!

There was no need for me to stay there.

And there's no need for us to move to the city.

But there's no need to join to get out on the water.

I usually read to them a bit, but there's no need for you to.

Police say there's no need for genuine fans to be any more worried now that Swindon's in the big league.

Whatever the cause, there's no need for you to worry.

there's no smoke without fire

And if you believe there's no smoke without fire, Sean Young must be a towering inferno.

But there's no smoke without fire.

there's no such person/thing etc as sb/sth

He says there's no such thing as a citizens arrest.

Raymond runs the exclusive Manoir aux Quat Saisons in Wheatley, where there's no such thing as a free lunch.

To the professionals who work with troubled couples, however, there's no such thing as the wronged spouse.

there's no telling what/how etc

there's no time to lose

there's not enough room to swing a cat

there's nothing for it but to do sth

there's nothing in/to sth

And often there's nothing to show for it at the end.

But it's going to be all right - there's nothing to worry about.

But the National Rivers Authority, which has investigated the site, says there's nothing to fear.

Come on, old girl, there's nothing to be frightened of now.

It's because there's nothing in it.

Nine times out of ten, using this tactic, you discover that there's nothing to worry about.

The name in a way is obvious; there's nothing to it really.

You find there's nothing to it, a false rumour.

there's nothing like

There's nothing like Mom's chicken soup.

And there's nothing like a conversation when you smoke.

Facing page: there's nothing like a brew to soothe aching limbs but where's the Kendal Mint cake?

No, there's nothing like a good laugh to make you feel better about yourself.

Second team or not, however, there's nothing like the first century.

When the weather's good there's nothing like a luxurious dessert to give a special menu a final flourish.

there's nothing like sth

There's nothing like a nice hot bath to help you relax.

And there's nothing like a conversation when you smoke.

Facing page: there's nothing like a brew to soothe aching limbs but where's the Kendal Mint cake?

No, there's nothing like a good laugh to make you feel better about yourself.

Second team or not, however, there's nothing like the first century.

When the weather's good there's nothing like a luxurious dessert to give a special menu a final flourish.

there's one born every minute

there's room for improvement

You did well on the last project, but there's room for improvement.

there's something in/to sth

Hello, I thought, maybe there's something in this for you after all.

Just as everyone's forgetting about Myra Hindley, there's something in the newspaper again about her.

Well at least there's something in it for the viewer.

there's/here's the rub

there/bang goes sth

where there's a will there's a way

you have me there

you've got me (there)

II. adverb




There wasn't a single guard on duty when we got there .

If you are due at work at seven, get there at ten to seven.

Trains out of Waverley were running fifteen minutes late by the time she got there , but she didn't care.

There would be no heat in the church, nor any sensible way for the congregation to get there .

He was going to get married in a week and anxious to get there .

I drove back to the school to find Ben, but by the time I got there his car was gone.

I did not live far from the school so it did not take long to get there .

When they got there Mahadev explained the situation.


She didn't really have any idea why she was going there .

Home is where, when you have to go there , they have to take you in.

Christopher had obviously been going there for some years.

I went on to Harvard Law largely because my father had gone there .

I was planning to go there when my descent into the horrors began.

We have the means to go there .

Furthermore if Grimbergen is closed, where do the present 150 plus light aircraft presently based there go ?

Hopefully, he will go there and do well.


If it was my father lying there what would I say to him?

There lay Dineh, captive, in a torpor, while his enemies decided how to put him to death.

While you are lying there try to become aware of any tensions in your body.

I closed my eyes and lay there for a while, enfolded in darkness.

We lie there , with the lamp burning, while dawn fades.

We lay there all night in the mud and water.

I lay there for a long time unhappy and hardly noticing the daily noises of the block assembling round me.

As she lay there , barely conscious, she heard the sound of a car engine approaching.


But who wants to live there ?

Then, the son of another family who lives there is killed on a motorcycle.

Not surprisingly, townies tell pollsters they wish they lived there , too.

The prospect of living there with all those strangers depressed me.

My first wife, Dinah, lived there .

Nugent, the guy who lives there .

I also lived there from time to time many years ago.

Billy Bigelow lives there with his chatterbox wife and two little girls.


Further, when his influence on educated people is considered, there remain huge problems of discrimination.

She remained there for the five days it took the mechanics to bring the engine back into working order.

The Conservative party was returned to office in 1951 and was to remain there until 1964.

Its victory would have been permanent if, having taken Crete in 825, it had remained there .

Finally, there remained differences of approach between the various forces which had contributed to the Shah's downfall.

None the less there remain a number of common misapprehensions that need constant clarification.

The Inshore Lifeboat will continue to operate from Dunbar and crew gear, assembly, training etc will remain there .

Their surviving descendants remain there to this day.


As he sat there breakfasting with his younger brother, he watched his father busying himself in an unusual way.

As though he always had sat there with them.

I sat there contented a minute that night, quite lost in the maddening rumble.

He sat there for a few minutes and looked at the house and the yard.

They have sat there too long.

But you do sit there wishing there was more to it.

She grabbed the chairback, her head thick with drugged sleep, then lowered herself to the floor and sat there cross-legged.

We just sat there letting it all soak in.


Now they stood there , their heads bowed, their hands folded in their laps.

And you might just be standing there when an item you like is marked down.

She stands there all torn and tattered.

She stood there , leaning into her cane, until the woman was finished speaking.

Or, maybe for the first time I am standing there looking vulnerable.

But standing there with Billie, surrounded by implements that promised home improvement, he yielded to an acquisitive urge.

She picked one up, stood there swaying in her newly learnt balance, and crumpled the leaf.

Cristalena said, standing there all naked, staring at him with her big jailbait eyes.


They had presumably been drawn to Bologna as students and had stayed there to carve themselves out a teaching or professional career.

He expressed surprise when he learned we were staying there because he thought it was so expensive.

We stayed there a long time, until well after midnight.

Never tell him, for instance, to go back there and stay there until he finds something.

It was not Hardy who stayed there searching for the air-blue gown.

Whatever fell in this yard stayed there .

He stayed there , in a room upstairs, and sometimes I slept in a room downstairs.

She stayed there till she married, adding her luster to the address.


"Of course the military bases will have to be closed." "I'm not sure I agree with you there ."

Are you just going to sit there or are you going to help?

Australia? No, I've never been there .

Don't stop there ! Tell me the rest!

How did you get up there on the roof?

I love Italy - I worked there for a year.

Jackie's arriving at the station at 3.15 and I said I'd meet her there .

We drove down to Baltimore, and on the way there we stopped for lunch.

We flew in to Munich and from there we took the train to Prague.

What made you decide to move there ?

When I came home Sean was just sitting there waiting for me.

Where's my umbrella? I'm sure I left it right there , next to my bag.

You don't have to eat all the candy just because it's there .


Clarisa was there , crouched on the concrete, focused and still.

He never really felt okay about being back there , but he felt we were doing something meaningful.

He simply told jurors he did not know how any of it got there .

I don't want to go back there .

If customer complaints don't come your way, go down to the Customer Relations Department and chat to the people there .

In atonal music, the harmonic relationships may be very complex indeed, yet they are undoubtedly there .

Take away the berth, and the drive would still be there .

III. interjection


There ! I figured it out

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.