1) the definite article, "the" in its masculine, feminine or neuter gender
2) the demonstrative pronoun
Part of Speech: definite article or demonstrative pronoun in all their inflections. The specific part of speech is dependent upon the context
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom): - the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.