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them

[them; unstressed thuhm, uhm]
pronoun
1.
the objective case of they, used as a direct or indirect object: We saw them yesterday. I gave them the books.
2.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun they in the predicate after the verb to be ): It's them, across the street. It isn't them.
3.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun their before a gerund): The boys' parents objected to them hiking without adult supervision.
adjective
4.
Nonstandard. those: He don't want them books.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English theym < Old Norse theim them (dative); replacing Middle English tham(e), Old English thǣm, thām; cf. they


See he1, me, they.
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them (ðɛm, (unstressed) ðəm)
 
pron
1.  (objective) refers to things or people other than the speaker or people addressed: I'll kill them; what happened to them?
2.  chiefly (US) a dialect word for themselves : they got them a new vice president
 
determiner
3.  a nonstandard word for those : three of them oranges
 

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them
c.1200, from O.N. þeim, dat. of þeir "they" (see they). Replaced O.E. cognate him, heom. Themselves is c.1500, a northern dial. variant of O.E. heom selfum (dative).
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He
The symbol for the element helium.

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He  
The symbol for helium.
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