contraction of there is: There's the hotel we were looking for.
contraction of there has: There's been entirely too much said on the subject.
theirs, there's.

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[thair; unstressed ther]
in or at that place (opposed to here ): She is there now.
at that point in an action, speech, etc.: He stopped there for applause.
in that matter, particular, or respect: His anger was justified there.
into or to that place; thither: We went there last year.
(used by way of calling attention to something or someone): There they go.
in or at that place where you are: Well, hi there.
(used to introduce a sentence or clause in which the verb comes before its subject or has no complement): There is no hope.
that place: He comes from there, too.
that point.
that state or condition: I'll introduce you to her, but you're on your own from there on.
(used for emphasis, especially after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective): Ask that man there.
(used to express satisfaction, relief, encouragement, approval, consolation, etc.): There! It's done.
been there, done that, Informal. (used to say that you have experienced or are familiar with something and now think it is boring or of little worth): A big house in the suburbs? Been there, done that.

before 900; Middle English (adv.), Old English thǣr thēr, cognate with Dutch daar, Old High German dār; akin to Gothic, Old Norse thar; cf. that

their, there, they're (see usage note at the current entry).

7. The verb following there is singular or plural according to the number of the subject that follows the verb: There is a message for you. There are patients in the waiting room. With compound subjects in which all the coordinate words are singular, a singular verb often occurs, although the plural may also be used: There was (or were) a horse and a cow in the pasture. When a compound subject contains both singular and plural words, the verb usually agrees with the subject closest to the verb, although a plural verb sometimes occurs regardless, especially if the compound has more than two elements: There were staff meetings and a press conference daily. There was (or were) a glass, two plates, two cups, and a teapot on the shelf.
11. It is nonstandard usage to place there between a demonstrative adjective and the noun it modifies: that there car. The same is true of here: these here nails. Placed after the noun, both there and here are entirely standard: that car there; these nails here. Unabridged
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there (ðɛə)
1.  in, at, or to that place, point, case, or respect: we never go there; I'm afraid I disagree with you there
2.  used as a grammatical subject with some verbs, esp be, when the true subject is an indefinite or mass noun phrase following the verb as complement: there is a girl in that office; there doesn't seem to be any water left
3.  (postpositive) who or which is in that place or position: that boy there did it
4.  (predicative) all there having his or her wits about him or her; of normal intelligence
5.  so there an exclamation that usually follows a declaration of refusal or defiance: you can't have any more, so there!
6.  there and then, then and there on the spot; immediately; instantly
7.  there it is that is the state of affairs
8.  there you are
 a.  an expression used when handing a person something requested or desired
 b.  an exclamation of triumph: there you are, I knew that would happen!
9.  that place: near there; from there
10.  an expression of sympathy, as in consoling a child
usage  In correct usage, the verb should agree with the number of the subject in such constructions as there is a man waiting and there are several people waiting. However, where the subject is compound, it is common in speech to use the singular as in there's a police car and an ambulance outside

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Word Origin & History

O.E. þær "in or at that place," from P.Gmc. *thær (cf. O.S. thar, O.Fris. ther, M.L.G. dar, M.Du. daer, Du. daar, O.H.G. dar, Ger. da, Goth. þar, O.N. þar), from PIE *tar- "there" (cf. Skt. tar-hi "then"), from base *to- (see the) + adverbial suffix
-r. Interjectional use is recorded from 1535. To have been there "had previous experience of some activity" is recorded from 1877.
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