Meaning of theirs in English:


possessive pronoun

  • Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with two or more people or things previously mentioned.

    ‘they think everything is theirs’
    ‘a favourite game of theirs’
    • ‘This makes a certain amount of sense, as theirs is the only network that can do this.’
    • ‘They even speak our language; or it might be more accurate to say, we speak theirs.’
    • ‘Scorsese's film of course centres around these people, but it is his film, not theirs.’
    • ‘I hope it works for their sake, after all it's not my main gig but it is theirs.’
    • ‘Some employees saw increases in their salaries while others had theirs reduced.’
    • ‘Many are in a rush to damn him for a past crime when so many others in football and public life have been forgiven theirs.’
    • ‘The other evening I placed an online order with a well known company for some products of theirs.’
    • ‘Both were sympathetic but lacked the will to tackle a problem that was not exclusively theirs.’
    • ‘After an early morning ride and breakfast the host had his work to do as usual, the soldiers theirs.’
    • ‘As theirs is a more unpredictable business than most, farmers plan for the worst.’
    • ‘Our footballing exaggerations are not as big as theirs but then neither is our level of success.’
    • ‘I stayed silent during the meeting and people imagined my pain was much worse than theirs.’
    • ‘America and the West cannot assume that theirs is the only political and economic model.’
    • ‘Just remember, the fear they are spreading is not for your benefit, but for theirs.’
    • ‘They treat you as an honoured guest, as if the privilege and pleasure is theirs, not yours.’
    • ‘Some will nod heads knowingly while other saddened souls will simply shake theirs.’
    • ‘We did our bit; all that was needed after that was for the sports stars to do theirs.’
    • ‘Why don't these people just get on with living their lives and leave others to live theirs?’
    • ‘Bette says she knows what he's thinking before he says it, and theirs is a special bond.’
    • ‘After the war much of the prime land that was once theirs lay in the Soviet eastern sector of the city.’


There is no need for an apostrophe: the spelling should be theirs not their's


Middle English from their+ -'s.