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Than (IPA: /ˈðæn/, /ðən/)

Than (conj.)

A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.

Than (adv.)

Then. See Then.


English function word


Family name

Than (Last Name / Surname)

Than is the #14,930 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 1,983 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Than in Spanish is Que

Tagalog Translation

Than in Tagalog is Kaysa

Example Sentence (Quote)

" ""as the cinema shows us, they are much more accessible and, for that matter, much more wanton than our own women"" - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" " not judging truth to be in nature better than falsehood, but setting a value upon both according to interest." - John Dryden

Example Sentence (Quote)

" " that is the nature of politics: poly, meaning more than one, and ticks, meaning blood-sucking parasites." - Politics

Example Sentence (Quote)

" " you need more than luck to navigate successfully through a thousand sieves in succession." - Richard Dawkins

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "it's better to burn out than to fade away." - Last words

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