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Is than a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word than is a Scrabble US word. The word than is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is than a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word than is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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You can make 16 words from 'than' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'than'

HANT 7TANH 7
THAN 7 

3 letters words from 'than'

ANT 3HAN 6
HAT 6NAH 6
NAT 3NTH 6
TAN 3 

2 letters words from 'than'

AH 5AN 2
AT 2HA 5
NA 2TA 2

All 4 letters words made out of than

than htan tahn athn hatn ahtn thna htna tnha ntha hnta nhta tanh atnh tnah ntah anth nath hant ahnt hnat nhat anht naht

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word than. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in than.

Definitions and meaning of than

than

Alternative forms

  • 'n (nonstandard)
  • thanne (obsolete)
  • then (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English than, thanne, from Old English þanne, a variant of þonne (then, since, because), from Proto-Germanic *þan (at that, at that time, then), from earlier *þam, from Proto-Indo-European *tóm, accusative masculine of *só (demonstrative pronoun, that). Cognate with Dutch dan (than), German denn (than), German dann (then). Doublet of then.

Pronunciation

  • (stressed) enPR: thăn, thĕn, IPA(key): /ðæn/, /ðɛn/
    • Rhymes: -æn, -ɛn
  • (unstressed) enPR: thən, IPA(key): /ðən/, /ðn̩/
  • Homophone: then (unstressed or, for some speakers, stressed)

Conjunction

than

  1. Used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison.
    • 1665, Stillingfleet, Laud, Carwell, A rational account of the grounds of Protestant religion:
      Answer me if you can, any other way, than because the Scriptures, which are infallible, Say so.
  2. (obsolete outside dialects, usually used with for) Because; for.
    • 1854, Reformation series:
      If thou say yes, then puttest thou on Christ (that is, the wisdome of God, the Father) unkunning, unpower, or euil will: for than he could not make his rule so good as an other did his.

Preposition

than

  1. introduces a comparison, and is associated with comparatives, and with words such as more, less, and fewer. Typically, it seeks to measure the force of an adjective or similar description between two predicates.
    Patients diagnosed more recently are probably surviving an average of longer than two years.
    A player than whom none is more skillful.

Usage notes

Usage prescriptivists have a number of rules concerning than. In formal grammar, than is not a preposition to govern the oblique case (although it has been used as such by writers such as William Shakespeare, whose 1600 play Julius Caesar contains the line A man no mightier than thyself or me. . ., and Samuel Johnson, who wrote No man had ever more discernment than him, in finding out the ridiculous.). Than functions as both conjunction and preposition; when it is used as a conjunction, it governs the nominative case, and when a preposition, the oblique case. To determine the case of a pronoun following "than", a writer can look to implied words and determine how they would relate to the pronoun.

Examples :

  • You are a better swimmer than she.
    • represents You are a better swimmer than she is.
    • therefore You are a better swimmer than her is, according to such prescriptivists, a solecism.
  • They like you more than her.
    • represents They like you more than they like her.
    • therefore They like you more than she is a solecism, if it attempts to represent the previous sentence. It may be correct, however, if it represents They like you more than she likes you.

Some prescriptivists insist that whom must follow than (not who); although according to the above rule, who would be the "correct" form. Critics of this often cite this mandatory exception as evidence that the prescriptivist rule is logically erroneous, in addition to its being inconsistent with well-established usage.

Translations

Adverb

than (not comparable)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal or a misspelling) At that time; then.

Anagrams

  • -anth, Hnat, Nath, ha'n't, ha'nt, han't, hant, tahn

Cornish

Noun

than

  1. Aspirate mutation of tan.

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • thanne

Etymology

From Old English þonne.

Conjunction

than

  1. than

Descendants

  • English: than

Adverb

than

  1. then
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      And whan that he wel dronken hadde the wyn,
      Than wolde he speke no word but Latyn.
      And when he had drunk all the wine
      He would not speak a word other than Latin

Descendants

  • English: then

Old Dutch

Adverb

than

  1. then

References

  • Altniederfränkischer Psalm 2

Old High German

Alternative forms

  • thanne, thanna, dhanne, danne, danna

Adverb

than

  1. then, there, when, at that time

Conjunction

than

  1. from there, therefore, if, because, after
  2. than, (comparative)

References

  1. Braune, Wilhelm. Althochdeutsches Lesebuch, zusammengestellt und mit Glossar versehen

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [tʰaːn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [tʰaːŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [tʰaːŋ˧˧]
  • Homophone: thang

Etymology 1

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (coal, SV: thán).

Noun

than • (炭, 炮)

  1. coal
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: thán).

Verb

than

  1. to complain

Derived terms


Welsh

Preposition

than

  1. Aspirate mutation of tan.

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • THALLUS, (Latin) a plant body not differentiated into leaf, stem and root.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)