there

There is a noun meaning "another place." So if you're not here, you can only be there.

This very general term names a place apart from here, but it has many uses. It can mean β€œat that point or place,” as in "It is there that the argument starts to seem silly.” People say "There, there" to console someone who is sad. This word describes a situation too, as in "There is a problem" or "There's no place like home." If you're pointing something out that's hard to see, you'll say "There! Right there!"

Definitions of there
1

adv in or at that place

“they have lived there for years”
“it's not there
“that man there
Synonyms:
at that place, in that location
Antonyms:
here
in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is

adv to or toward that place; away from the speaker

“go there around noon!”
Synonyms:
thither
Antonyms:
here, hither
to this place (especially toward the speaker)

adv in that matter

“I agree with you there
Synonyms:
in that respect, on that point

n a location other than here; that place

“you can take it from there
Antonyms:
here
the present location; this place
Type of:
location
a point or extent in space

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