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▪ South Africa       iron ore mine and town, Limpopo province, South Africa, near the Botswana border. The name means “mountain of iron.” Thabazimbi is situated in ...
Thābit ibn Qurra
▪ Arab mathematician, physician, and philosopher in full  Al-Ṣābi' Thābit ibn Qurra al-Ḥarrānī  born c. 836, , Syria died 901, Baghdad, Iraq       Arab ...
/thach/, n. Edward. See Teach, Edward. * * *
Thaci, Hashim
▪ 2009 born April 24, 1968, the village of Brocna, Yugos. [now Buroje/Brocna, Kosovo]       On Jan. 9, 2008, former rebel leader Hashim Thaci was elected prime minister ...
—Thackerayan, adj., n. /thak"euh ree/, n. William Makepeace /mayk"pees'/, 1811-63, English novelist, born in India. * * *
Thackeray, Bal
▪ 2006  Published in May 2005, Bal Keshav Thackeray: A Photobiography commemorated the career of one of modern-day India's most controversial political leaders. Although ...
Thackeray, William Makepeace
born July 18, 1811, Calcutta, India died Dec. 24, 1863, London, Eng. English novelist. He studied law and art but soon became a prolific writer for periodicals, using a variety ...
Thackeray,William Makepeace
Thack·er·ay (thăkʹə-rē, thăkʹrē), William Makepeace. 1811-1863. British writer whose novels, including Vanity Fair (1847-1848), explore the ethical and social ...
See Thackeray, William Makepeace. * * *
/thad"ee euhs/, n. 1. one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:3. 2. a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning "praise." * * *
/dhay/, pron., adj. Scot. and North Eng. 1. those. 2. these. [1575-85; repr. north and Scots development of ME, OE tha, pl. of thaet THAT] * * *
/tuy/, n. 1. Also called Thailander /tuy"lan'deuhr, -leuhn-/. a native or descendant of a native of Thailand. 2. the language of Thailand, a member of the Tai group of ...
Thai Binh
▪ Vietnam       town, northern Vietnam. Thai Binh is a market centre on the Tra Ly River and is connected by road with Hanoi, 53 miles (85 km) northwest. The surrounding ...
Thai language
also called  Siamese,         the standard spoken and literary language of Thailand, belonging to the Tai language family of Southeast Asia. It is based largely on the ...
Thai literature
      body of writings of the Thai (Siamese) people, historically fostered by the kings, who themselves often produced outstanding literary works.       The ...
Thai Nguyen
▪ Vietnam       city, north-central Vietnam. The city is located on the right bank of the Cau River, which flows southeastward into the Gulf of Tonkin, and is connected ...
Thai stick
Slang. a cigar-shaped stick of highly potent marijuana from Thailand. [1975-80] * * *
/tuy"land', -leuhnd/, n. 1. Formerly, Siam. a kingdom in SE Asia: official name of Siam 1939-45 and since 1949. 59,450,818; 198,242 sq. mi. (513,445 sq. km). Cap.: Bangkok. 2. ...
Thailand, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of horizontal stripes of red, white, blue, white, and red. The flag has a width-to-length ratio of 2 to ...
Thailand, Gulf of
formerly Gulf of Siam Inlet of the South China Sea. Mostly bordering Thailand, though Cambodia and Vietnam form its southeastern shore, it is 300–350 mi (500–560 km) wide ...
/thay"is/, n. fl. late 4th century B.C., Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I. * * * ▪ Greek courtesan flourished 4th century ...
Thaksin Shinawatra
▪ 2002       Though he came late to politics after spectacular successes in the telecommunications industry, Thaksin Shinawatra, one of Thailand's richest men, captured ...
/tah"koor/, n. chief or master (used as a term of respectful address among the Kshatriya caste in India). [1790-1800; < Hindi thakur master, chief < Prakrit thakkura village ...
▪ Pakistan       central section of the Sindh Sāgar Doāb (tract), Punjab province, Pakistan, lying between the Indus and the Jhelum and Chenāb rivers. Formerly ...
See thalamencephalon. * * *
—thalamencephalic /thal'euh men'seuh fal"ik/, adj. /thal'euh men sef"euh lon', -leuhn/, n., pl. thalamencephalons, thalamencephala /-leuh/. Anat. the diencephalon. [1870-75; ...
See thalamus. * * *
See thalamic. * * *
/theuh lay"mee euhm/, n., pl. thalamia /-mee euh/. thalamus (def. 3). [ < NL, dim. of THALAMUS; see -IUM] * * *
—thalamic /theuh lam"ik/, adj. —thalamically, adv. /thal"euh meuhs/, n., pl. thalami /-muy'/. 1. Anat. the middle part of the diencephalon through which sensory impulses pass ...
/theuh las"euh/, n. Class. Myth. the personification of the sea. * * *
/thal'euh see"mee euh/, n. Pathol. a hereditary form of anemia, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin, marked by the abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin and a ...
See thalassemia. * * *
▪ India formerly  Tellicherry        town, northern Kerala state, southwestern India. It was established in 1683 by the British for the pepper and cardamom trade, ...
/theuh las"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to seas and oceans. 2. of or pertaining to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies. 3. ...
a combining form meaning "sea," used in the formation of compound words: thalassocracy. [comb. form repr. Gk thálassa sea] * * *
/thal'euh sok"reuh see/, n., pl. thalassocracies. dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization. [1840-50; THALASSO- + -CRACY] * * *
/theuh las"euh krat'/, n. a nation that has dominion over the seas. [1940-45; THALASSO- + -CRAT] * * *
—thalassographer, n. —thalassographic /theuh las'euh graf"ik/, thalassographical, adj. /thal'euh sog"reuh fee/, n. oceanography, esp. that branch dealing with smaller bodies ...
/thawl"berrg/, n. Irving (Grant), 1899-1936, U.S. motion-picture producer. * * *
Thalberg, Irving
▪ American motion-picture executive in full  Irving Grant Thalberg  born May 30, 1899, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died September 14, 1936, Santa Monica, ...
Thalberg, Irving G(rant)
born May 30, 1899, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 14, 1936, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. film executive. He suffered from health problems at a young age, and fearing his life ...
Thalberg, Sigismond
▪ Swiss pianist in full  Sigismond Fortuné François Thalberg  born Jan. 8, 1812, Geneva, Switz. died April 27, 1871, Posillipo, Italy  the leading rival of Franz Liszt ...
Thalberg,Irving Grant
Thal·berg (thôlʹbŭrg', thŏlʹ-), Irving Grant. 1899-1936. American film producer. By age 25 he had become vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he supervised ...
/tah"leuhr/, n., pl. thaler, thalers. any of various former large coins of various German states; dollar. Also, taler. [1780-90; < G; see DOLLAR] * * *
Thaler, William John
▪ 2006       American physicist (b. Dec. 4, 1925, Baltimore, Md.—d. June 5, 2005, Centreville, Va.), pioneered development of over-the-horizon radar for the U.S. Navy ...
/thay"leez/, n. c640-546? B.C., Greek philosopher, born in Miletus. * * *
Thales of Miletus
flourished 6th century BC Greek philosopher. None of his writings survive, and no contemporary sources exist. The claim that Thales was the founder of Western philosophy rests ...
See Thales. * * *
/theuh luy"euh, thay"lee euh, thayl"yeuh/, n. Class. Myth. 1. the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry. 2. one of the Graces. [ < L < Gk Tháleia, special use of the adj.: rich, ...
/theuh lid"euh muyd'/, n. a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C13H10N2O4, formerly used as a sedative: if taken during pregnancy, it may cause severe abnormalities in ...
thall- pref. Variant of thallo-. * * *
thal·li (thălʹī) n. A plural of thallus. * * *
/thal"ik/, adj. Chem. of or containing thallium, esp. in the trivalent state. [1865-70; THALL(IUM) + -IC] * * *
/thal"ee euhm/, n. Chem. a soft, malleable, rare, bluish-white metallic element: used in the manufacture of alloys and, in the form of its salts, in rodenticides. Symbol: Tl; at. ...
thallium sulfate
Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Tl2SO4, used chiefly as an insecticide and rodenticide. Also, thallous sulfate. * * *
thallo- or thall- pref. 1. a. Young, green shoot: thallium. b. Thallus: thalloid. 2. Thallium: thallous.   [Greek, from thallos. See thallus.] * * *
/thal"oyd/, adj. Bot. Mycol. resembling or consisting of a thallus. [1855-60; THALL(US) + -OID] * * *
—thallophytic /thal'euh fit"ik/, adj. /thal"euh fuyt'/, n. any of the Thallophyta, a plant division in some older classification schemes, comprising algae, fungi, and ...
See thallophyte. * * *
/thal"euhs/, adj. Chem. containing univalent thallium. Also, thallious /thal"ee euhs/. [1885-90; THALL(IUM) + -OUS] * * *
/thal"euhs/, n., pl. thalli /thal"uy/, thalluses. Bot., Mycol. a simple vegetative body undifferentiated into true leaves, stem, and root, ranging from an aggregation of ...
Thälmann, Ernst
▪ German politician born April 16, 1886, Hamburg, Ger. died Aug. 18/28, 1944, Buchenwald       German Communist leader and twice presidential candidate during the ...
/tahl"veg, -vayk/, n. 1. a line, as drawn on a map, connecting the lowest points of a valley. 2. Chiefly Internat. Law. the middle of the main navigable channel of a waterway ...
/thay"meuhr/, n. Douay Bible. Tamar. * * *
/temz/ for 1, 2; /thaymz, taymz, temz/ for 3, n. 1. a river in S England, flowing E through London to the North Sea. 209 mi. (336 km) long. 2. a river in SE Canada, in Ontario ...
Thames Barrier
a large barrier built across the River Thames at Woolwich, east of London, to prevent London from being flooded. It was completed in 1982 and officially opened in 1984. It ...
Thames River
ancient Tamesis. Principal river of England. It rises in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire and winds 210 mi (338 km) eastward across southern central England into a great ...
Thames Sword
▪ English artifact also called  Thames Scamasax,         weapon inlaid with brass and silver wire and inscribed with runes, discovered in 1857 near London in the bed ...
Thames Tunnel
▪ tunnel, River Thames, London, England, United Kingdom also called  Wapping-Rotherhithe Tunnel,         tunnel designed by Marc Isambard Brunel (Brunel, Sir Marc ...
Thames, Battle of the
(Oct. 5, 1813) Decisive U.S. victory over the British in the War of 1812. After the British defeat in the Battle of Lake Erie, U.S. troops under Gen. William H. Harrison pursued ...
Thames, River
▪ river, England, United Kingdom Introduction ancient  Tamesis  or  Tamesa , also called (in Oxford, England)  River Isis    chief river of southern England. Rising ...
/thah"min/, n. a small deer, Cervus eldi, of southeastern Asia, having long, curved antlers: now reduced in numbers throughout its range. [said to be < Burmese] * * *
Tham·muz (täʹmo͝oz') n. Variant of Tammuz. * * *
▪ ancient Arabian tribe       in ancient Arabia, tribe or group of tribes that seem to have been prominent from about the 4th century BC to the first half of the 7th ...
▪ Algeria  ancient Roman city, the site of which, at present-day Timgad, on the high plateau north of the Aurès Mountains in northeastern Algeria, offers the most thoroughly ...
▪ Greek mythology also spelled  Thamyras,         in Greek mythology, a Thracian poet who loved the beautiful youth Hyacinthus. Thamyris' attentions, however, were ...
/dhan, dhen/; unstressed /dheuhn, euhn/, conj. 1. (used, as after comparative adjectives and adverbs, to introduce the second member of an unequal comparison): She's taller than ...
Than Shwe
▪ Myanmar soldier and politician born Feb. 2, 1933, Kyaukse, Burma       Myanmar soldier and politician who was leader of the ruling military junta in Myanmar (Burma) ...
Than Tun, Thakin
▪ Myanmar politician born 1911, Kanyutkwin, Burma (Myanmar) died September 24, 1968       Burmese politician, leader of the Communist Party of Burma from 1945 until his ...
/tah"neuh/, n. 1. a police station in India. 2. (formerly) a military base in India. Also, tana. [ < Hindi thana < Skt sthana a place] * * * ▪ India also spelled  Thāne, ...
/tah"neuh/, n. a city in W Maharashtra, in W India: suburb of Bombay. 170,675. * * * ▪ India also spelled  Thāne,         town, Mahārāshtra state, western India, at ...
/thay"nij/, n. 1. the tenure by which lands were held by a thane. 2. the land so held. 3. the office, rank, or jurisdiction of a thane. [1350-1400; ME < AL thanagium. See THANE, ...
a combining form meaning "death," used in the formation of compound words: thanatophobia. [comb. form repr. Gk thánatos] * * *
See thanatology. * * *
See thanatological. * * *
—thanatological /than'euh tl oj"i keuhl/, adj. —thanatologist, n. /than'euh tol"euh jee/, n. 1. the study of death and its surrounding circumstances, as in forensic ...
/than'euh teuh foh"bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an abnormal fear of death. [1855-60; THANATO- + -PHOBIA] * * *
/than'euh top"sis/, n. 1. a view or contemplation of death. 2. (cap., italics) a poem (1817) by William Cullen Bryant. [THANAT(O)- + -OPSIS] * * *
—Thanatotic /than'euh tot"ik/, adj. /than"euh tos', -tohs/, n. 1. an ancient Greek personification of death. 2. Psychoanal. (usually l.c.) the death instinct, esp. as expressed ...
See Thanatos. * * *
/thayn/, n. 1. Early Eng. Hist. a member of any of several aristocratic classes of men ranking between earls and ordinary freemen, and granted lands by the king or by lords for ...
/thayn"ship/, n. thanage. [1760-70; THANE + -SHIP; in reference to English history repr. OE theg(e)nscipe] * * *
/than"it/, n. 1. Octave /ok"tiv, -tayv/, pen name of Alice French. 2. Isle of, an island in SE England, forming the NE tip of Kent county. 42 sq. mi. (109 sq. km). * * * ▪ ...
Thanet, Isle of
▪ island, England, United Kingdom       island in the northeastern corner of the administrative and historic county of Kent, England, bounded by the Thames Estuary and ...
Thanet,Isle of
Than·et (thănʹĭt), Isle of A peninsula of southeast England on the North Sea separated from the mainland by arms of the Stour River. * * *
Thanetian Stage
▪ paleontology       uppermost division of Paleocene (Paleocene Epoch) rocks, representing all rocks deposited worldwide during the Thanetian Age (58.7 million to 55.8 ...
▪ Buddhist art also spelled  Tanka        (Tibetan: “something rolled up”), Tibetan religious painting or drawing on woven material, usually cotton; it has a ...
Thanh Hoa
▪ Vietnam       city, northern Vietnam. It is situated immediately south of the Red River (Song Hong) delta region, about 85 miles (137 km) south of Hanoi, on a small ...
Thānī dynasty
also Āl Thānī ("Thānī family") Ruling family of Qatar. They are from the Tamīm tribe, which migrated eastward from central Arabia to the Qatar peninsula in the mid-19th ...
Thāni, Shaykh Khalīfa ibn Hạmad al-
▪ emir of Qatar born 1932, Doha, Qatar       amīr of Qatar (1972–95), who came to power five months after Qatar became a sovereign independent state (September ...
Thani, Sheikh Hamad ibn Khalifah ath-
▪ 2001       By 2000, in the five years since Sheikh Hamad ibn Khalifah ath-Thani had overthrown his father and become emir of Qatar, he had instituted a number of ...
/tun'jeuh voor"/, n. a city in E Tamil Nadu, in SE India. 140,470. Formerly, Tanjore. * * * ▪ India formerly  Tanjore   city, eastern Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, ...
—thanker, n. /thangk/, v.t. 1. to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to: She thanked them for their hospitality. 2. have oneself to thank, to be personally to ...
thank you
thank you interj. short for I thank you: the usual expression of appreciation in use today * * *
/thangk"yooh'/, adj. 1. expressing one's gratitude or thanks: a thank-you note. n. 2. an expression of thanks, as by saying "thank you": I never got so much as a thank-you for ...
/thangk"yoo mam'/, n. a bump or depression in a road that jars a person riding over it. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
/thang"kee/, interj. Chiefly Dial. thank you. [1815-25; by alter.] * * *
—thankfully, adv. —thankfulness, n. /thangk"feuhl/, adj. feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative. [bef. 900; ME; OE thancful. See THANK, -FUL] Syn. beholden, obliged. ...
thankfully [thaŋk′fə lē] adv. 1. in a thankful way 2. one is or should be thankful (that) [thankfully, the child was found] * * * See thankful. * * *
See thankfully. * * *
—thanklessly, adv. —thanklessness, n. /thangk"lis/, adj. 1. not likely to be appreciated or rewarded; unappreciated: a thankless job. 2. not feeling or expressing gratitude ...
See thankless. * * *
See thanklessly. * * *
thanks [thaŋks] pl.n. 〚pl. of ME thank < OE thanc, thanks: see THANK〛 an expression of gratitude; grateful acknowledgment of something received by or done for ...
/thangks"giv'euhr/, n. a person who gives thanks. [1615-25; THANK + -S3 + GIVER] * * *
/thangks'giv"ing/, n. 1. the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, esp. to God. 2. an expression of thanks, esp. to God. 3. a public celebration in ...
Thanksgiving cactus.
See crab cactus. * * *
Thanksgiving Day
a national holiday celebrated as a day of feasting and giving thanks for divine favors or goodness, observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and in Canada on the ...
Thanksgiving cactus n. A Brazilian epiphytic cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) having irregular flowers and jointed flat stems with sharply serrate margins. Also called crab ...
Thanksgiving Day n. 1. The fourth Thursday of November, observed as a legal holiday in the United States to commemorate the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrim ...
/thangk"werr'dhee/, adj. deserving gratitude. [1350-1400; ME; see THANK, WORTHY] * * *
Thanom Kittikachorn
▪ 2005       Thai military strongman (b. Aug. 11, 1911, Tak, Siam [now Thailand]—d. June 16, 2004, Bangkok, Thai.), as the ruler (1963–73) of Thailand, was one of ...
/thant, thont/, n. U. See U Thant. * * *
Thant, U
born Jan. 22, 1909, Pantanaw, Burma died Nov. 25, 1974, New York, N.Y., U.S. Third secretary-general of the United Nations (1961–71), the first Asian to hold the post. He ...
Thant (thänt, thănt), U. 1909-1974. Burmese diplomat who served as the secretary-general of the United Nations (1961-1971). * * *
Thap Muoi Plain
▪ region, Vietnam also called  Plain of Reeds , Vietnamese  Dong Thap Muoi , French  Plaine des Joncs        low, basinlike, alluvial swampy region, a ...
/thap"seuhs/, n. an ancient town on the coast of Tunisia: decisive victory of Caesar 46 B.C. * * *
Thapsus, Battle of
(46 BC) Decisive battle in North Africa in the Roman civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey (49–46). Caesar had laid siege to the seaport of Thapsus, near present-day ...
/tahr/, n. tahr. * * *
Thar Desert
/terr, tahr/ a desert in NW India and S Pakistan. ab. 100,000 sq. mi. (259,000 sq. km). Also called Indian Desert. * * * or Great Indian Desert Region of hot, dry desert, ...
Tharaud brothers
▪ French writers   French brothers noted for the extent and diversity of their literary production spanning 50 years of collaboration. Many of the early works of Jérôme ...
Thar Desert (tär) also Great Indian Desert A sandy region of northwest India and southeast Pakistan between the Indus and Sutlej river valleys. * * *
/thair"euh/, n. Douay Bible. Terah. * * *
In Greek religion, a chief Athenian festival of Apollo, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Thargelion (April–May). It was named after the first fruits or the first ...
(1942– ) a US dancer and choreographer. She has created more than 80 dances, including Push Comes to Shove (1976) for Mikhail Baryshnikov. She also designed the dances for ...
Tharp, Marie
▪ 2007       American oceanographic cartographer (b. July 30, 1920, Ypsilanti, Mich.—d. Aug. 23, 2006, Nyack, N.Y.), pioneered ocean-floor mapping, which provided ...
Tharp, Twyla
born July 1, 1941, Portland, Ind., U.S. U.S. dancer, director, and choreographer. She danced with Paul Taylor's company from 1963 to 1965, when she formed her own troupe and ...
Tharp (thärp), Twyla. Born 1941. American dancer and choreographer whose works, such as Deuce Coupe (1973), combine jazz, tap, ballet, and modern dance. * * *
▪ king of Myanmar died October 1846       eighth king (reigned 1837–46) of the Alaungpaya, or Konbaung, dynasty of Myanmar (Burma), who repudiated the Treaty of ...
/thahr"sis/, n. Douay Bible. Tarshish. * * * ▪ region, Mars  extensive volcanic province on Mars that contains three of the planet's most massive volcanoes. The province ...
Tharthār, Wadi
▪ river, Iraq Arabic  Wādī Ath-tharthār,         intermittent stream of north-central Iraq, rising from several headstreams in the Sinjār Mountains (west of ...
▪ people       people of the Tarai region of the Himalayan foothills located in southern Nepal and in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. In the late 20th century the ...
—Thasian /thay"shee euhn, -sheuhn, -see euhn/, adj., n. /thah"saws/; Eng. /thay"sos, -sohs/, n. a Greek island in the N Aegean. 13,316; ab. 170 sq. mi. (440 sq. km). * * ...
/dhat/; unstressed /dheuht/, pron. and adj., pl. those; adv.; conj. pron. 1. (used to indicate a person, thing, idea, state, event, time, remark, etc., as pointed out or present, ...
That Was The Week That Was
(also infml TW3) a popular satirical programme on British television (1962–3). It was broadcast live late on Saturday nights on BBC, and was presented by David Frost. It was ...
that'll [that′'l] contraction that will * * *
/dhats/; unstressed /dheuhts/ 1. contraction of that is: That's mine. 2. contraction of that has: That's got more leaves. Usage. See contraction. * * *
/dhat"euh way'/, adv. Older Use. 1. in or toward the direction pointed out: The outlaws went thataway when they rode out of town. 2. in the manner indicated: You'll get an ...
—thatchless, adj. —thatchy, adj. /thach/, n. 1. Also, thatching. a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc. 2. a covering of ...
/thach/, n. Edward. See Teach, Edward. * * *
thatch palm
any of several fan palms, esp. of the genera Sabal, Thrinax, or Coccothrinax, the leaves of which are used for thatching. [1865-70] * * *
Thatch (thăch), Edward. See Teach, Edward. * * *
/thach"euhr/, n. 1. a person who thatches. 2. a rake or other tool designed to remove thatch from a lawn. [1400-50; late ME. See THATCH, -ER1] * * *
/thach"euhr/, n. Margaret (Hilda), born 1925, British political leader: prime minister 1979-90. * * *
Thatcher, Margaret
▪ prime minister of United Kingdom Introduction in full  Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven , née  Margaret Hilda Roberts  born October 13, 1925, ...
Thatcher, Margaret, Baroness Thatcher (of Kesteven)
orig. Margaret Hilda Roberts born Oct. 13, 1925, Grantham, Lincolnshire, Eng. British politician and prime minister (1979–90). She earned a degree from the University of ...
Thatcher, Sir Denis
▪ 2004       British businessman and political spouse (b. May 10, 1915, London, Eng.—d. June 26, 2003, London), as the devoted husband and confidant of British Prime ...
Thatcher,Margaret Hilda
Thatch·er (thăchʹər), Margaret Hilda. Baroness. Born 1925. British Conservative politician who served as prime minister (1979-1990). Her administration was marked by ...
n [U] the political and economic policies of Margaret Thatcher when she was Britain’s Prime Minister. It is therefore especially associated with the 1980s in Britain. Some ...
n a person, especially a Conservative Party politician, who agreed completely with the policies of Margaret Thatcher and supported them publicly. ► Thatcherite adj associated ...
/thach"ing/, n. thatch (def. 1). [1350-1400; ME thecchyng. See THATCH, ING1] * * *
See thatcher. * * *
▪ Myanmar       town, southern Myanmar (Burma), situated on the Tenasserim plains in the northern part of the narrow coastal strip known as Tenasserim. Once a lively ...
▪ Pakistan also  Tatta        town, Sindh province, Pakistan, just west of the Indus River, inland from Karāchi and the Arabian Sea coast. During the 16th century ...
/tohb/, n. tobe. * * *
a combining form meaning "miracle," "wonder," used in the formation of compound words: thaumatology. [ < Gk, comb. form of thaumat- (s. of thaûma)] * * *
/thaw'meuh tol"euh jee/, n. the study or description of miracles. [1850-55; THAUMATO- + -LOGY] * * *
—thaumatropical /thaw'meuh trop"i keuhl/, adj. /thaw"meuh trohp'/, n. a card with different pictures on opposite sides, as a horse on one side and a rider on the other, which ...
/thaw"meuh terrj'/, n. a worker of wonders or miracles; magician. Also, thaumaturgist. [1705-15; back formation from THAUMATURGIC] * * *
/thaw'meuh terr"jik/, adj. 1. pertaining to a thaumaturge or to thaumaturgy. 2. having the powers of a thaumaturge. Also, thaumaturgical. [1560-70; < NL thaumaturgicus, equiv. to ...
See thaumaturgic. * * *
/thaw"meuh terr'jee/, n. the working of wonders or miracles; magic. [1720-30; < Gk thaumatourgía. See THAUMATO-, -URGY] * * *
Thaves, Bob
▪ 2007 Robert Lee Thaves        American comic strip artist (b. Oct. 5, 1924, Burt, Iowa—d. Aug. 1, 2006, Torrance, Calif.), sketched the award-winning nationally ...
—thawless, adj. /thaw/, v.i. 1. to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt. 2. to be freed from the physical effect of frost or extreme cold ...
Thaw, John
▪ 2002       One of the most beloved and highly regarded British actors, John Thaw, was honoured in 2001 at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ...
Thaw, John Edward
▪ 2003       British actor (b. Jan. 3, 1942, Manchester, Eng.—d. Feb. 21, 2002, Luckington, Wiltshire, Eng.), was a respected actor who starred in several British ...
/thak"steuhr/, n. Celia (Laighton) /layt"n/, 1835-94, U.S. poet. * * *
Thaxter, Celia Laighton
▪ American poet née  Celia Laighton  born June 29, 1835, Portsmouth, N.H., U.S. died Aug. 26, 1894, Appledore Island, N.H.       American poet whose work centred ...
/thay"euhr, thair/, n. 1. Sylvanus, 1785-1872, U.S. army officer and educator. 2. William Roscoe, 1859-1923, U.S. historian and author. * * *
ThB or Th.B. abbrev. 〚L Theologiae Baccalaureus〛 Bachelor of Theology * * * ThB abbr. Latin Theologiae Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Theology). * * *
Pharm. tetrahydrocannabinol. * * *
ThD or Th.D. abbrev. 〚L Theologiae Doctor〛 Doctor of Theology * * * ThD abbr. Latin Theologiae Doctor (Doctor of Theology). * * *
a vaguely defined deity symbolizing maternity, the fertility of the earth, and femininity in general; the central figure in the religions of ancient Anatolia, the Near East, and ...
Sunday. [1175-1225; ME] 1. the sacrament in commemoration of the Last Supper; communion; Mass; Eucharist. 2. See Last Supper. [1350-1400; ME] the1 stressed /dhee/; unstressed ...
the American Civil War
➡ Civil War * * *
the Americas
➡ America (II) * * *
the arts
➡ festivals * * *
The Bahamas
The Bahamas The Bahamas:Geography Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida Map references: Central America and the ...
the Battle of Bannockburn
➡ Bannockburn * * *
the Battle of Bosworth Field
➡ Bosworth Field * * *
the Battle of Bunker Hill
➡ Bunker Hill * * *
the Battle of Chancellorsville
➡ Chancellorsville * * *
the Battle of Copenhagen
➡ Copenhagen * * *
the Battle of Crécy
➡ Crécy * * *
the Battle of Culloden
➡ Culloden * * *
the Battle of Edgehill
➡ Edgehill * * *
the Battle of Gettysburg
➡ Gettysburg * * *
the Battle of Hastings
➡ Hastings (I) * * *
the Battle of Little Bighorn
➡ Little Bighorn * * *
the Battle of Mobile Bay
➡ Mobile Bay * * *
the Battle of Mons
➡ Mons * * *
the Battle of Naseby
➡ Naseby * * *
the Battle of Plassey
➡ Plassey * * *
the Battle of Prestonpans
➡ Prestonpans * * *
the Battle of San Jacinto
➡ San Jacinto * * *
the Battle of Sedgemoor
➡ Sedgemoor * * *
the Battle of Shiloh
➡ Shiloh * * *
the Battle of Trafalgar
➡ Trafalgar * * *
the Battle of Waterloo
➡ Waterloo (II) * * *
the Battle of Worcester
➡ Worcester (II) * * *
the Battles of Bull Run
➡ Bull Run * * *
the Battles of Lexington and Concord
➡ Lexington and Concord * * *
the Birthday Honours
➡ honours * * *
The Boss
➡ Steinbrenner * * *
The Bounty
➡ Bounty (I) * * *
the British
➡ Great Britain (I) * * *
The British Isles
➡ Great Britain (I) * * *
the Brits
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the City
➡ City * * *
the City of London
➡ City * * *
the Countess of Wessex
➡ Wessex (II) * * *
the county set
➡ aristocracy * * *
the Crystal Mark
➡ Plain English Campaign * * *
thé dansant
/tay dahonn sahonn"/, pl. thés dansants /tay dahonn sahonn"/. French. a tea dance. * * *
the Double
➡ football – British style * * *
the dozens
➡ Black English * * *
the draft
➡ national service * * *
the drag
➡ street names * * *
the Duchess of York
➡ York (II) * * *
the Duke of Cumberland
➡ Cumberland (II) * * *
the Duke of Edinburgh
➡ Edinburgh (II) * * *
the Duke of Kent
➡ Kent (III) * * *
the Duke of Marlborough
➡ Marlborough * * *
the Duke of Monmouth
➡ Monmouth * * *
the Duke of Wellington
➡ Wellington * * *
the Duke of Windsor
➡ Windsor (II) * * *
the Duke of York
➡ York (III) * * *
the Earl of Bothwell
➡ Bothwell * * *
the Earl of Chatham
➡ Chatham (II) * * *
the Earl of Clarendon
➡ Clarendon * * *
the Earl of Essex
➡ Essex (II) * * *
the Earl of Leicester
➡ Leicester (II) * * *
the Edinburgh Fringe
➡ Edinburgh Festival * * *
the Falklands
➡ Falkland Islands * * *
the first Lord Rothermere
➡ Rothermere * * *
the Forest of Arden
➡ Arden * * *
the Forest of Dean
➡ Dean (II) * * *
The Gambia
The Gambia The Gambia:Geography Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal Map references: Africa Area: total area: 11,300 sq km land ...
the Gherkin
➡ Swiss Re Tower * * *
the Hill
➡ Capitol Hill * * *
the House of Hanover
➡ Hanover * * *
the House of Lancaster
➡ Lancaster (III) * * *
the House of Stuart
➡ Stuart (II) * * *
the House of York
➡ York (IV) * * *
The Industrial Society
➡ Work Foundation * * *
The John Lewis Partnership
➡ John Lewis * * *

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