Defining “The” – Is It Possible?

This short article from mental_floss attempts to define the word “the”. After reading the article, I still feel that the word hasn’t been well defined, if that is even possible.

dictionary-page-sIt’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak. It’s everywhere, all the time, so clearly it must be doing something important. Words have meaning. That’s fundamental, isn’t it? So this word “the,” a word that seems to be supporting a significant portion of the entire weight of our language, what does this word mean? It must mean something, right?

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