The |T͟Hē, T͟Hə | determiner
1 denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge: Compare with a.
2 used to point forward to a following qualifying or defining clause or phrase:
3 used to make a generalized reference to something rather than identifying a particular instance:
4 enough of (a particular thing):
5 (pronounced stressing “the”) used to indicate that someone or something is the best known or most important of that name or type:
6 used adverbially with comparatives to indicate how one amount or degree of something varies in relation to another: