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part of speech: pronoun
definition 1: those people, animals, or things being pointed to.
What are they doing here? Nobody invited them.
definition 2: the people, things, or animals already mentioned or alluded to.
Look at your parents! They are actually dancing together!The dogs? They are still at the kennel.
definition 3: some unspecified people.
They are starting to line up outside.
definition 4: many people or society in general.
They said it couldn't be done.They say that time heals all wounds; I hope it's true.
definition 5: (informal) used to mean "that person," especially when the gender of the referred to person is not known or is unimportant.
Somebody called for you, but they didn't give their name.I spoke to someone at the restaurant, and they said they found my wallet.