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thoro
nonstandard variant of thorough
thorough
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English thorow, from Old English thurh, thuruh, preposition & adverb Date: before 12th century archaic through II. adverb Date: before 12th ...
thorough-paced
adjective Date: 1646 1. thorough, complete 2. thoroughly trained ; accomplished
thoroughbass
noun Date: 1662 continuo
thoroughbrace
noun Date: 1837 any of several leather straps supporting the body of a carriage and serving as springs
thoroughbred
I. adjective Date: 1701 1. thoroughly trained or skilled 2. bred from the best blood through a long line ; purebred 3. a. capitalized of, relating to, or being a ...
thoroughfare
noun Date: 14th century 1. a way or place for passage: as a. a street open at both ends b. a main road 2. a. passage, transit b. the conditions necessary for ...
thoroughgoing
adjective Date: 1800 marked by thoroughness or zeal ; thorough, complete • thoroughgoingly adverb
thoroughgoingly
adverb see thoroughgoing
thoroughly
adverb see thorough III
thoroughness
noun see thorough III
thoroughpin
noun Date: 1789 a synovial swelling just above the hock of a horse on both sides of the leg and slightly anterior to the hamstring tendon that is sometimes associated with ...
thoroughwort
noun Date: 1814 boneset
thorp
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English throp, thorp; akin to Old High German dorf village, Latin trabs beam, roof Date: before 12th century archaic village, hamlet
Thorpe
biographical name James Francis 1888-1953 Jim Thorpe American athlete
Thorvaldsen
or Thorwaldsen biographical name Bertel 1768(or 1770)-1844 Danish sculptor
Thorwaldsen
biographical name see Thorvaldsen
those
Etymology: Middle English, from those these, from Old English thās, plural of thes this — more at this plural of that
thou
I. pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thū; akin to Old High German dū thou, Latin tu, Greek sy Date: before 12th century archaic the one addressed — ...
though
I. conjunction Etymology: Middle English, adverb & conjunction, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thō nevertheless; akin to Old English thēah nevertheless, Old High ...
thought
I. past and past participle of think II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thōht; akin to Old English thencan to think — more at think Date: before 12th ...
thought experiment
noun Date: 1945 gedankenexperiment
thought-out
adjective Date: 1865 produced or arrived at through mental effort and especially through careful and thorough consideration
thoughtful
adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. absorbed in thought ; meditative b. characterized by careful reasoned thinking 2. a. having thoughts ; heedful b. given ...
thoughtfully
adverb see thoughtful
thoughtfulness
noun see thoughtful
thoughtless
adjective Date: 1592 1. a. insufficiently alert ; careless b. reckless, rash 2. devoid of thought ; insensate 3. lacking concern for others ; inconsiderate • ...
thoughtlessly
adverb see thoughtless
thoughtlessness
noun see thoughtless
thoughtway
noun Date: circa 1944 a way of thinking that is characteristic of a particular group, time, or culture
thousand
noun (plural thousands or thousand) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thūsend; akin to Old High German dūsunt thousand, Lithuanian tūkstantis, and probably to ...
Thousand Island dressing
noun Etymology: Thousand Islands, islands in the Saint Lawrence River Date: 1924 mayonnaise with chili sauce and seasonings (as chopped pimientos, green peppers, and onion)
Thousand Islands
geographical name island group Canada & United States in St. Lawrence River in Ontario & New York
Thousand Oaks
geographical name city SW California W of Los Angeles population 117,005
thousand-legger
noun Date: 1914 millipede
thousandfold
adjective or adverb see thousand
thousands place
noun Date: 1937 the place four to the left of the decimal point in a number expressed in the Arabic system of writing numbers
thousandth
adjective or noun see thousand
Thrace
geographical name region SE Europe in Balkan Peninsula N of the Aegean; as ancient country ( Thrace (or Thracia) ), extended to the Danube; modern remnant divided between ...
Thracian
noun Date: 1565 1. a native or inhabitant of Thrace 2. the Indo-European language of the ancient Thracians — see Indo-European languages table • Thracian adjective
Thracian Chersonese
geographical name — see Chersonese
thraldom
noun see thrall I
thrall
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thral, from Old English thræl, from Old Norse thræll Date: before 12th century 1. a. a servant slave ; bondman; also serf b. a ...
thralldom
noun see thrall I
thrash
I. verb Etymology: alteration of thresh Date: 1568 transitive verb 1. to separate the seeds of from the husks and straw by beating ; thresh 1 2. a. to beat soundly ...
thrasher
I. noun Date: 1632 1. one that thrashes or threshes 2. an avid skateboarder II. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of dialect thresher thrush Date: circa 1814 any of ...
thrasonical
adjective Etymology: Latin Thrason-, Thraso Thraso, braggart soldier in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence Date: 1564 of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of Thraso ; ...
thrasonically
adverb see thrasonical
Thrasybulus
biographical name died 388 B.C. Athenian general
thraw
I. verb Etymology: Middle English — more at throw Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. chiefly Scottish to cause to twist or turn 2. chiefly Scottish cross, ...
thrawart
adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots), alteration of Middle English fraward, froward froward Date: 15th century 1. chiefly Scottish stubborn 2. Scottish crooked
thrawn
adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) thrawin, from past participle of Middle English thrawen to twist Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish lacking in pleasing or ...
thrawnly
adverb see thrawn
thread
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thred, from Old English thrǣd; akin to Old High German drāt wire, Old English thrāwan to cause to twist or turn — more at throw Date: ...
threadbare
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having the nap worn off so that the thread shows ; shabby b. wearing threadbare clothing ; very poor c. barely adequate because ...
threadbareness
noun see threadbare
threader
noun see thread II
threadfin
noun Date: circa 1890 any of various bony fishes (family Polynemidae, especially genus Polydactylus) having elongated filamentous rays on the pectoral fin; also a fish (as ...
threadiness
noun see thready
threadless
adjective see thread I
threadlike
adjective see thread I
threadworm
noun Date: 1802 a long slender nematode worm (as a pinworm or strongyle)
thready
adjective Date: 1597 1. consisting of or bearing fibers or filaments 2. a. resembling a thread ; filamentous b. tending to form or draw out into strands ; ropy 3. ...
threap
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English threpen, from Old English thrēapian Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish scold, chide 2. chiefly Scottish to maintain ...
threat
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thret coercion, threat, from Old English thrēat coercion; akin to Middle High German drōz annoyance, Latin trudere to push, thrust Date: ...
threaten
verb (threatened; threatening) Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to utter threats against 2. a. to give signs or warning of ; portend b. to hang over ...
threatened
adjective Date: 1960 having an uncertain chance of continued survival ; specifically likely to become an endangered species
threatener
noun see threaten
threateningly
adverb see threaten
three
noun Etymology: Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thrīe (masculine), thrēo (feminine & neuter); akin to Old High German drī three, Latin tres, Greek ...
Three Forks
geographical name locality SW Montana where Missouri River is formed by confluence of Gallatin, Jefferson, & Madison rivers population 1203
Three Hours
noun Date: circa 1891 a service of devotion between noon and three o'clock on Good Friday
three of a kind
Date: circa 1897 three cards of the same rank in one hand — see poker illustration
three R's
noun plural Etymology: from the facetiously used phrase reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic Date: 1828 1. the fundamentals taught in elementary school; especially reading, ...
Three Rivers
geographical name trois-rivieres
three sheets in the wind
or three sheets to the wind phrasal drunk 1a
three sheets to the wind
phrasal see three sheets in the wind
three-bagger
noun Date: 1881 triple
three-ball
adjective Date: 1839 relating to or being a golf match in which three players compete against one another with each playing a single ball
three-card monte
noun Date: 1854 a gambling game in which the dealer shows three cards, shuffles them, places them face down, and invites spectators to bet they can identify the location of a ...
three-color
adjective Date: 1893 being or relating to a printing or photographic process wherein three primary colors are used to reproduce all the colors of the subject
three-decker
noun Date: 1795 1. a wooden warship carrying guns on three decks 2. triple-decker
three-dimensional
adjective Date: 1872 1. of, relating to, or having three dimensions 2. giving the illusion of depth or varying distances — used especially of an image or a pictorial ...
three-dimensionality
noun see three-dimensional
three-gaited
adjective Date: 1948 of a horse trained to use the walk, trot, and canter
three-handed
adjective Date: 1680 played by three players
three-legged
adjective Date: 1596 having three legs
three-legged race
noun Date: 1872 a race between pairs of competitors with each pair having their adjacent legs bound together
three-mile limit
noun Date: 1876 the limit of the marginal sea of three miles included in the territorial waters of a state
three-peat
noun Etymology: blend of three and repeat Date: 1988 a third consecutive championship • three-peat intransitive verb
three-phase
adjective Date: 1892 of, relating to, or operating by means of a combination of three circuits energized by alternating electromotive forces that differ in phase by one third ...
three-piece
adjective Date: 1904 consisting of or made in three pieces
three-point landing
noun Date: 1918 an airplane landing in which the two main wheels of the landing gear and the tail wheel or skid or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously
three-point line
noun Date: 1977 a line on a basketball court forming an arc at a set distance (as 22 feet) from the basket beyond which a field goal counts for three points
three-pointer
noun Date: 1977 a basketball shot or field goal from beyond the three-point line
three-quarter
adjective Date: 1606 extending to three-quarters of the normal full length
three-quarter binding
noun see three-quarter-bound
three-quarter-bound
adjective Date: circa 1951 of a book bound like a half-bound book but having the material on the spine extended to cover about one third of the boards • three-quarter ...
three-ring circus
noun Date: 1902 1. a circus with simultaneous performances in three rings 2. something wild, confusing, engrossing, or entertaining
three-spine stickleback
noun see three-spined stickleback
three-spined stickleback
noun Date: 1769 a stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) chiefly of fresh and brackish waters that typically has three dorsal spines — called also three-spine stickleback
three-toed sloth
noun Date: 1847 any of a genus (Bradypus) of sloths having three clawed digits on each foot and eight or nine vertebrae in the neck — compare two-toed sloth
three-wheeler
noun Date: 1886 any of various vehicles having three wheels
threefold
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. having three parts or members ; triple 2. being three times as great or as many • threefold adverb
threepence
noun Date: 1589 1. plural threepence or threepences a coin worth threepence 2. the sum of three British pennies
threepenny
adjective Date: 15th century 1. costing or worth threepence 2. poor
threescore
adjective Date: 14th century being three times twenty ; sixty
threesome
noun Date: 14th century 1. a group of three persons or things ; trio 2. a golf match in which one person plays his or her ball against the ball of two others playing each ...
threnode
noun Date: 1614 threnody • threnodic adjective • threnodist noun
threnodic
adjective see threnode
threnodist
noun see threnode
threnody
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Greek thrēnōidia, from thrēnos dirge + aeidein to sing — more at drone, ode Date: 1634 a song of lamentation for the dead ; elegy
threonine
noun Etymology: probably from threonic acid (C4H8O5) Date: 1936 a colorless crystalline essential amino acid C4H9NO3
thresh
verb Etymology: Middle English thresshen, from Old English threscan; akin to Old High German dreskan to thresh Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to separate seed ...
thresher
noun Date: 13th century 1. one that threshes; especially threshing machine 2. thresher shark
thresher shark
noun Date: 1888 a large nearly cosmopolitan shark (Alopias vulpinus) that has a greatly elongated curved upper lobe of the tail which is often used to thresh the water to ...
threshing machine
noun Date: 1775 a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw
threshold
noun Etymology: Middle English thresshold, from Old English threscwald; akin to Old Norse threskjǫldr threshold, Old English threscan to thresh Date: before 12th century 1. ...
threw
past of throw
thrice
adverb Etymology: Middle English thrie, thries, from Old English thriga; akin to Old Frisian thria three times, Old English thrīe three Date: 13th century 1. three times — ...
thrift
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse, prosperity, from thrīfask to thrive Date: 13th century 1. healthy and vigorous growth 2. careful management especially of ...
thrift institution
noun see thrift
thrift shop
noun Date: 1944 a shop that sells secondhand articles and especially clothes and is often run for charitable purposes
thriftily
adverb see thrifty
thriftiness
noun see thrifty
thriftless
adjective Date: 15th century 1. lacking usefulness or worth 2. careless, wasteful, or incompetent in handling money or resources ; improvident • thriftlessly adverb ...
thriftlessly
adverb see thriftless
thriftlessness
noun see thriftless
thrifty
adjective (thriftier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. thriving by industry and frugality ; prosperous 2. growing vigorously 3. given to or marked by economy and good ...
thrill
verb Etymology: Middle English thirlen, thrillen to pierce, from Old English thyrlian, from thyrel hole, from thurh through — more at through Date: 1592 transitive verb 1. ...
thriller
noun Date: 1889 one that thrills; especially a work of fiction or drama designed to hold the interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, adventure, or suspense
thrillingly
adverb see thrill
thrips
noun (plural thrips) Etymology: Latin, woodworm, from Greek Date: 1795 any of an order (Thysanoptera) of small to minute sucking insects many of which feed often ...
thrive
intransitive verb (thrived or throve; thrived; also thriven; thriving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse thrīfask, probably reflexive of thrīfa to grasp Date: 13th ...
thriver
noun see thrive
thriving
adjective Date: 1604 characterized by success or prosperity • thrivingly adverb
thrivingly
adverb see thriving
thro
preposition Date: 15th century archaic through
throat
I. noun Etymology: Middle English throte, from Old English; akin to Old High German drozza throat Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the part of the neck in front of ...
throated
adjective Date: circa 1530 having a throat especially of a specified kind — usually used in combination
throatily
adverb see throaty
throatiness
noun see throaty
throatlatch
noun Date: 1764 1. a strap of a bridle or halter passing under a horse's throat 2. the part of a horse's throat around which the throatlatch passes — see horse illustration
throaty
adjective (throatier; -est) Date: circa 1645 1. uttered or produced from low in the throat 2. heavy, thick, and deep as if from the throat • throatily adverb • ...
throb
I. intransitive verb (throbbed; throbbing) Etymology: Middle English throbben Date: 14th century 1. to pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity 2. to beat or ...
throbber
noun see throb I
throe
noun Etymology: Middle English thrawe, throwe, from Old English thrawu, thrēa threat, pang; akin to Old High German drawa threat Date: 13th century 1. pang, spasm 2. ...
thromb-
or thrombo- combining form Etymology: Greek thrombos clot blood clot ; clotting of blood
thrombin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 a proteolytic enzyme that is formed from prothrombin and facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing ...
thrombo-
combining form see thromb-
thrombocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1893 platelet; also a cell with a similar clotting function • thrombocytic adjective
thrombocytic
adjective see thrombocyte
thrombocytopenia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary thrombocyte + New Latin -o- + -penia Date: 1923 persistent decrease in the number of platelets in the ...
thrombocytopenic
adjective see thrombocytopenia
thromboembolic
adjective see thromboembolism
thromboembolism
noun Date: 1907 the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation • thromboembolic adjective
thrombokinase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1908 thromboplastin
thrombolysis
noun see thrombolytic I
thrombolytic
I. adjective Date: 1929 destroying or breaking up a thrombus • thrombolysis noun II. noun Date: 1965 a thrombolytic drug ; clot-buster
thrombophlebitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1890 inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus
thromboplastic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1911 initiating or accelerating the clotting of blood
thromboplastin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from thromboplastic Date: 1911 a complex enzyme found especially in platelets that functions in the conversion of ...
thrombosis
noun (plural thromboses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek thrombōsis clotting, from thrombousthai to become clotted, from thrombos clot Date: 1866 the formation or presence ...
thrombotic
adjective see thrombosis
thromboxane
noun Etymology: thromb- + ox- + -ane Date: 1975 any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause construction of ...
thrombus
noun (plural thrombi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek thrombos clot Date: circa 1693 a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of ...
throne
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trone, throne, from Anglo-French trone, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos — more at firm Date: 13th century 1. a. the chair of ...
throne room
noun Date: 1845 a formal audience room containing the throne of a sovereign
throng
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thrang, throng, from Old English thrang, gethrang; akin to Old English thringan to press, crowd, Old High German dringan, Lithuanian trenkti to ...
throstle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English — more at thrush Date: before 12th century thrush I; specifically song thrush
throttle
I. verb (throttled; throttling) Etymology: Middle English throtelen, from throte throat Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. (1) to compress the throat of ; ...
throttleable
adjective Date: 1960 capable of having the thrust varied — used of a rocket engine
throttlehold
noun Date: 1935 a vicious, strangling, or stultifying control
throttler
noun see throttle I
through
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English thurh, thruh, through, from Old English thurh; akin to Old High German durh through, Latin trans across, beyond, Sanskrit tarati he ...
through and through
adverb Date: 15th century in every way ; thoroughly
through street
noun Date: 1930 a street on which the through movement of traffic is given preference
through the roof
phrasal to an extremely or excessively high level
through-composed
adjective Date: 1884 of a song having new music provided for each stanza — compare strophic
throughither
or throughother adverb Etymology: 1through + other Date: 1596 chiefly Scottish in confusion ; promiscuously
throughly
adverb Date: 15th century archaic in a thorough manner
throughother
adverb see throughither
throughout
I. adverb Date: 13th century 1. in or to every part ; everywhere 2. during the whole time or action ; from beginning to end II. preposition Date: 13th century 1. all ...
throughput
noun Date: circa 1915 output, production
throve
past of thrive
throw
I. verb (threw; thrown; throwing) Etymology: Middle English thrawen, throwen to cause to twist, throw, from Old English thrāwan to cause to twist or turn; akin to Old High ...
throw away
transitive verb Date: 1530 1. a. to get rid of as worthless or unnecessary b. discard 2b 2. a. to use in a foolish or wasteful manner ; squander b. to fail to ...
throw back
verb Date: 1840 transitive verb 1. to delay the progress or advance of ; check 2. to cause to rely ; make dependent 3. reflect intransitive verb to revert to an ...
throw cold water on
phrasal to discourage especially through pessimism or indifference
throw down
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to cause to fall ; overthrow 2. precipitate 3. to cast off ; discard 4. to make (a slam dunk) with exceptional force
throw in
verb Date: 1678 transitive verb 1. to add as a gratuity or supplement 2. to introduce or interject in the course of something ; contribute 3. distribute 3b 4. ...
throw in the sponge
phrasal see throw in the towel
throw in the towel
also throw in the sponge phrasal to abandon a struggle or contest ; acknowledge defeat ; give up
throw money at
phrasal to spend large sums of money on or for especially recklessly or ineffectively
throw off
verb Date: 1604 transitive verb 1. a. to free oneself from ; get rid of b. to cast off often in a hurried or vigorous manner ; abandon c. distract, divert ...
throw one's weight about
phrasal see throw one's weight around
throw one's weight around
or throw one's weight about phrasal to exercise influence or authority especially to an excessive degree or in an objectionable manner
throw out
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to remove from a place, office, or employment usually in a sudden or unexpected manner b. to get rid of as worthless or ...
throw out the baby with the bathwater
phrasal to discard or lose something useful or beneficial in the process of discarding or rejecting something unwanted
throw over
transitive verb Date: 1835 1. to forsake despite bonds of attachment or duty 2. to refuse to accept ; reject
throw pillow
noun Date: 1956 a small pillow used especially as a decorative accessory
throw rug
noun Date: 1928 a rug of such a size that several can be used in a room
throw to the wolves
phrasal to leave unprotected against fierce opposition or attack
throw together
phrasal 1. to put together in a hurried and usually careless manner 2. to bring into casual association
throw up
verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to raise quickly 2. give up, quit 3. to build hurriedly 4. vomit 5. to bring forth ; produce 6. to make ...
throw up one's hands
phrasal to admit defeat
throw weight
noun Date: 1969 the maximum payload of an ICBM
throw-in
noun Date: 1881 1. an act or instance of throwing a ball in: as a. a throw made from the touchline in soccer to put the ball back in play after it has gone into touch b. ...
throwaway
I. noun Date: 1903 1. one that is or is designed to be thrown away: as a. a free handbill or circular b. a line of dialogue (as in a play) de-emphasized by casual ...
throwback
noun Date: 1888 1. a. reversion to an earlier type or phase ; atavism b. an instance or product of atavistic reversion 2. one that is suggestive of or suited to an ...
thrower
noun see throw I
throwster
noun Date: 15th century one who throws textile filaments
thru
variant of through Usage: see tho
thrum
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -thrum (in tungethrum ligament of the tongue); akin to Old High German drum fragment Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a ...
thrush
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thrusche, from Old English thrysce; akin to Old English throstle thrush, Old High German droscala, Latin turdus Date: before 12th century ...
thrust
I. verb (thrust; thrusting) Etymology: Middle English thrusten, thristen, from Old Norse thrȳsta; probably akin to Old Norse thrjōta to tire, Old English thrēat coercion — ...
thrust stage
noun Etymology: thrust, past participle of 1thrust Date: 1965 a stage that projects beyond the proscenium so that the audience sits around the projection; also a forestage ...
thruster
also thrustor noun Date: 1597 one that thrusts; especially an engine (as a jet engine) that develops thrust by expelling a jet of fluid or a stream of particles
thrustful
adjective Date: 1909 British characterized by thrust ; aggressive
thrustor
noun see thruster
thruway
noun Date: 1930 expressway
Thu
abbreviation see Thurs
Thucydidean
adjective see Thucydides
Thucydides
biographical name died circa 401 B.C. Greek historian • Thucydidean adjective
thud
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1787 1. blow V 2. a dull sound ; thump II. intransitive verb (thudded; thudding) Date: 1796 to move or strike so as to make a thud
thug
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu ṭhag, literally, thief Date: 1810 a brutal ruffian or assassin ; gangster, tough • thuggery noun • thuggish adjective
thuggery
noun see thug
thuggish
adjective see thug
thuja
noun Etymology: New Latin Thuja, from Medieval Latin thuia, a cedar, from Greek thyia, from thyein to sacrifice — more at thyme Date: circa 1760 any of a genus (Thuja) of ...
Thule
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Tyle, from Old English, from Latin Thule, Thyle, from Greek Thoulē, Thylē Date: before 12th century the northernmost part of the habitable ...
thulium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Thule Date: 1879 a soft silvery metallic element of the rare-earth group — see element table
thumb
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thoume, thoumbe, from Old English thūma; akin to Old High German thūmo thumb, Latin tumēre to swell Date: before 12th century 1. the ...
thumb index
noun Date: 1903 a series of usually labeled notches cut in the fore edge of a book (as a dictionary) to facilitate reference
thumb one's nose
phrasal 1. to place the thumb at one's nose and extend the fingers as a gesture of scorn or defiance 2. to express disdain or defiance
thumb piano
noun Date: 1949 mbira
thumbhole
noun Date: 1859 1. an opening in which to insert the thumb 2. a hole in a wind musical instrument opened or closed by the thumb
thumbnail
I. noun Date: 1604 1. the nail of the thumb 2. a miniature computer graphic sometimes hyperlinked to a full-size version II. adjective Date: 1852 concise, brief
thumbprint
noun Date: 1900 1. an impression made by the thumb; especially a print made by the inside of the first joint 2. something that identifies; especially fingerprint 2a
thumbs-down
noun Date: 1889 an instance or gesture of rejection, disapproval, or condemnation
thumbs-up
noun Date: 1892 an instance or gesture of approval or encouragement
thumbscrew
noun Date: 1788 1. an instrument of torture for compressing the thumb by a screw 2. a screw having a flat-sided or knurled head so that it may be turned by the thumb and ...
thumbtack
I. noun Date: 1884 a tack with a broad flat head for pressing into a surface with the thumb II. transitive verb Date: 1914 to fasten with a thumbtack
thumbwheel
noun Date: 1903 a control for various devices consisting of a partially exposed wheel that can be turned by moving the exposed edge with a finger
thump
I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1548 transitive verb 1. to strike or beat with or as if with something thick or heavy so as to cause a dull sound 2. pound, knock 3. ...
thumper
noun see thump I
thumping
I. adjective Etymology: thumping, present participle of 1thump Date: 1576 impressively large, great, or excellent • thumpingly adverb II. adverb Date: 1835 very, ...
thumpingly
adverb see thumping I
Thun
geographical name commune E central Switzerland population 37,950
Thun, Lake of
or Thunersee geographical name lake 10 miles (16 kilometers) long central Switzerland; an expansion of Aare River
thunder
I. noun Etymology: Middle English thoner, thunder, from Old English thunor; akin to Old High German thonar thunder, Latin tonare to thunder Date: before 12th century 1. the ...
Thunder Bay
geographical name city & port Canada in SW Ontario on Lake Superior, formed 1970 by consolidation of Fort William & Port Arthur population 109,016
thunder egg
noun Date: 1941 chalcedony in rounded concretionary nodules
thunder lizard
noun Etymology: translation of New Latin Brontosaurus Date: 1960 brontosaurus
thunderbird
noun Date: 1871 a bird that causes lightning and thunder in American Indian myth
thunderbolt
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a single discharge of lightning with the accompanying thunder b. an imaginary elongated mass cast as a missile to earth in the lightning ...
thunderclap
noun Date: 14th century 1. a clap of thunder 2. something sharp, loud, or sudden like a clap of thunder
thundercloud
noun Date: 1697 a cloud charged with electricity and producing lightning and thunder
thunderer
noun see thunder II
thunderhead
noun Date: 1843 a rounded mass of cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud often appearing before a thunderstorm
thundering
adjective Etymology: thundering, present participle of 2thunder Date: 1543 awesomely great, intense, or unusual • thunderingly adverb
thunderingly
adverb see thundering
thunderous
adjective Date: 1582 1. a. producing thunder b. making or accompanied by a noise like thunder 2. thundering • thunderously adverb
thunderously
adverb see thunderous
thundershower
noun Date: 1697 a shower accompanied by lightning and thunder
thunderstone
noun Date: 1598 1. archaic thunderbolt 1b 2. any of various stones (as a meteorite or an ancient artifact) regarded as having been cast to the earth as thunderbolts

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