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third house
(sometimes caps.) Informal. a legislative lobby. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
Third International
an international organization (1919-43), founded in Moscow, uniting Communist groups of various countries and advocating the attainment of their ends by violent revolution. Also ...
third law of motion
Physics. See under law of motion. * * *
third law of thermodynamics.
See under law of thermodynamics (def. 1). * * *
third man
1. Cricket. a. the position of a fielder on the off side between slip and point. b. the fielder occupying this position. 2. Lacrosse. a. the position of a player, first in the ...
third market
☆ third market n. over-the-counter trading of listed stocks * * *
third mate
the officer of a merchant vessel next in command beneath the second mate. Also called third officer. * * *
Third Order
Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. a branch of a religious order whose members are lay people following the avocations of a secular life. 2. a member of a Third Order who follows its rule in the ...
third party
1. any party to an incident, case, quarrel, etc., who is incidentally involved. 2. (in a two-party system) a political party formed as a dissenting or independent group from ...
third party procedure
Law. impleader. [1880-85] * * *
third person
Gram. 1. the person that is used by the speaker of an utterance in referring to anything or to anyone other than the speaker or the one or ones being addressed. 2. a linguistic ...
third position
Ballet. a position in which the feet overlap at the heels with the toes pointing out in opposite directions to the left and right. See illus. under first position. * * *
third quartile
(in a frequency distribution) the largest quartile; the 75th percentile; the value of the variable below which three quarters of the elements are located. * * *
third rail
Railroads. 1. a rail laid parallel and adjacent to the running rails of an electrified railroad to provide electric current to the motors of a car or locomotive through contact ...
third reading
the final step in the consideration of a legislative bill before it is put to a vote. [1565-75] * * *
Third Reich
Germany during the Nazi regime 1933-45. Cf. Reich. * * * Official designation for the Nazi Party's regime in Germany from January 1933 to May 1945. The name reflects Adolf ...
Third Republic
the republic established in France in 1870 and terminating with the Nazi occupation in 1940. * * * French government (1870–1940). After the fall of the Second Empire and the ...
Third Section
or Third Department Office created in 1826 by Tsar Nicholas I to conduct secret police operations. Designed and headed (1826–44) by Count Aleksandr Benckendorff ...
third sector
—third-sector, adj. the segment of a nation's economy that is made up of neither public nor business concerns, as nonprofit health or educational institutions. * * *
third stream
a style of music that uses features of both jazz and classical music in an attempt to develop a new and distinctive musical idiom. [1960-65] * * *
third ventricle
third ventricle n. one of the four cavities of the brain, lying on the midline between the cerebral hemispheres * * *
Third World
(sometimes l.c.) 1. the underdeveloped nations of the world, esp. those with widespread poverty. 2. the group of developing nations, esp. of Asia and Africa, that do not align ...
Third Worlder
/werrl"deuhr/, (sometimes l.c.) a citizen of a Third World country. [1965-70; THIRD WORLD + -ER1] * * *
/therrd"klas", -klahs"/, adj. 1. of the lowest or poorest class or quality; inferior. 2. least costly and luxurious: a third-class coach. adv. 3. by third-class mail or passenger ...
/therrd"di gree"/, v., third-degreed, third-degreeing, adj. v.t. 1. to subject to the third degree. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the third degree. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
third-degree burn
Pathol. See under burn1 (def. 47). [1940-45] * * *
third-de·gree burn (thûrdʹdĭ-grēʹ) n. A severe burn in which the skin and underlying tissues are destroyed and sensitive nerve endings are exposed. * * *
See third dimension. * * *
third-party insurance
—third-party insurer. /therrd"pahr"tee/ insurance that compensates for a loss to a party other than the insured for which the insured is liable. [1900-05] * * *
third-party software
Computers. software created by programmers or publishers independent of the manufacturer of the hardware for which it is intended. * * *
See third person. * * *
—third-rater, n. /therrd"rayt"/, adj. 1. of the third rate, quality, or class. 2. distinctly inferior: a third-rate performance. [1640-50] * * *
third-stream (thûrdʹstrēm') adj. Of, relating to, or being music that blends classical music with jazz.   third stream n. * * *
third-world [thʉrd′wʉrld΄] adj. of or like the Third World; specif., economically underdeveloped, politically unstable, etc. [a third-world standard of living] * * * See ...
third base n. Baseball 1. The third of the bases on the diamond counterclockwise from home plate; the last base to be reached by a runner before home plate. 2. The position ...
third baseman n. Baseball The infielder stationed near third base. * * *
third class n. 1. A class of mail in the U.S. postal system including all printed matter, except newspapers and magazines, that weighs less than 16 ounces and is unsealed. 2. ...
third degree n. Mental or physical torture used to obtain information or a confession from a prisoner. * * *
third dimension n. 1. The quality of depth or thickness in an object or a space. 2. The quality of seeming real or lifelike.   third'-di·menʹsion·al ...
third estate n. The third of the traditional social classes; the common people. * * *
third eye n. A sensory structure capable of light reception, located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles. Also called pineal eye. * * *
third eyelid n. See nictitating membrane. * * *
third force n. A group of people or nations that mediates between two opposed groups, such as hostile nations. * * *
/therrd"hand"/, adj. 1. previously used or owned by two successive people. 2. (loosely) secondhand, esp. in poor condition. 3. obtained through two intermediates successively; ...
third house n. A legislative lobby.   [From its role with respect to the two houses of which many legislatures consist.] * * *
thirdly [thʉrd′lē] adv. in the third place; third: used chiefly in enumerating topics * * * third·ly (thûrdʹlē) adv. In the third place, rank, or order. * * *
third market n. The market in stocks that are listed on an organized exchange but are traded outside of the exchange by brokers representing institutional investors. * * *
Third Order (thûrd) n. Roman Catholic Church A confraternity of laypersons associated with a religious order. * * *
third party n. 1. A political party organized as opposition to the existing parties in a two-party system. 2. One other than the principals involved in a transaction: I pay rent ...
third person n. 1. The grammatical category of forms that designate a person or thing other than the speaker or the one spoken to. Examples of forms in the third person include ...
third rail n. 1. The rail that supplies the high voltage to power a train on an electric railway. 2. A subject that tends to be avoided because of its offensive or controversial ...
Third Reich n. The German state from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler.   [Partial translation of German (das) Dritte Reich, (the) Third Empire : dritte, third + Reich, empire; ...
See third-stream. * * *
Third World also third world n. 1. The developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin American. 2. Minority groups as a whole within a larger prevailing ...
Thirkell, Angela
▪ British writer born , Jan. 30, 1890, London died Jan. 29, 1961, Bramley, Surrey, Eng.       author of more than 30 lighthearted novels about English middle- and ...
/therrl/, v.t. Brit. Dial. 1. to pierce. 2. to thrill. [bef. 1000; ME thirlen, OE thyrlian, deriv. of thyrel hole. See NOSTRIL] * * *
—thirster, n. /therrst/, n. 1. a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat caused by need of liquid. 2. the physical condition resulting from this need, in any of various ...
See thirst. * * *
See thirsty. * * *
See thirstily. * * *
—thirstily, adv. —thirstiness, n. /therr"stee/, adj., thirstier, thirstiest. 1. feeling or having thirst; craving liquid. 2. needing moisture, as land; parched; dry or arid: ...
/therr"teen"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 10 plus 3. 2. a symbol for this number, as 13 or XIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 13 in number. [bef. ...
Thirteen Articles of Faith
or Thirteen Principles of Faith Summary of the basic tenets of Judaism. It was formulated by Moses Maimonides in his commentary on the Mishna, in an effort to put forth true ...
thirteen colonies
the original 13 areas controlled by Britain in what is now the eastern US. They joined together to fight the American Revolution and became the first 13 states. The colonies ...
Thirteen Years' War
▪ Polish history       (1454–66), war between Poland and the Teutonic Knights (Teutonic Order) that began as a revolt by the Prussian populace against their overlords, ...
thirteen-lined ground squirrel
/therr"teen'luynd"/ a brownish ground squirrel, Citellus tridecemlineatus, of prairie regions of the U.S., having cream-colored stripes extending along its back and sides. Also ...
Thir·teen Colonies (thûr-tēnʹ) The thirteen British colonies in North America that joined together to form the original states of the United States, including New ...
/therr"teenth"/, adj. 1. next after the twelfth; being the ordinal number for 13. 2. being one of 13 equal parts. n. 3. a thirteenth part, esp. of one (1/13). 4. the thirteenth ...
Thirteenth Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1865, abolishing slavery. * * *
/therr"tee ith/, adj. 1. next after the twenty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 30. 2. being one of 30 equal parts. n. 3. a thirtieth part, esp. of one (1/30). 4. the ...
/therr"tee/, n., pl. thirties, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number, 10 times 3. 2. a symbol for this number, as 30 or XXX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. Print., ...
Thirty days hath September
the first line of a traditional rhyme which helps people to remember how many days there are in each month. The words are: Thirty days hath September, April, June and ...
Thirty Tyrants
(404–403 BC) Spartan-imposed oligarchy that ruled Athens after the Peloponnesian War. Thirty commissioners were appointed to the oligarchy, which had an extremist ...
Thirty Years' War
the war, often regarded as a series of wars (1618-48), in central Europe, initially involving a conflict between German Protestants and Catholics and later including political ...
Thirty, Battle of the
▪ French history French  Combat Des Trentes        (March 27, 1351), episode in the struggle for the succession to the duchy of Brittany between Charles of Blois, ...
/therr"tee ayt"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 8. 2. a symbol for this number, as 38 or XXXVIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 38 in number. * ...
/therr"tee aytth", -ayth"/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 38. 2. being one of 38 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-eighth part, esp. of one ...
/therr"tee fifth"/ or, often, /-fith"/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-fourth; being the ordinal number for 35. 2. being one of 35 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-fifth part, esp. of ...
/therr"tee ferrst"/, adj. 1. next after the thirtieth; being the ordinal number for 31. 2. being one of 31 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-first part, esp. of one (1/31). 4. the ...
/therr"tee fuyv"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 5. 2. a symbol for this number, as 35 or XXXV. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 35 in number. * * ...
/therr"tee fawr", -fohr"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 4. 2. a symbol for this number, as 34 or XXXIV. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 34 in ...
/therr"tee fawrth", -fohrth"/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-third; being the ordinal number for 34. 2. being one of 34 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-fourth part, esp. of one ...
/therr"tee nuyn"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 9. 2. a symbol for this number, as 39 or XXXIX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 39 in number. * ...
Thirty-nine Articles
the set of religious principles that form the basic beliefs of the Church of England. They were agreed upon in 1571 and were based on an earlier set produced by Thomas Cranmer in ...
/therr"tee nuynth"/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-eighth; being the ordinal number for 39. 2. being one of 39 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-ninth part, esp. of one (1/39). 4. the ...
/therr"tee wun"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 1. 2. a symbol for this number, as 31 or XXXI. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 31 in number. * * *
/therr"tee sek"euhnd/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-first; being the ordinal number for 32. 2. being one of 32 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-second part, esp. of one (1/32). 4. ...
thirty-second note
Music. a note having 1/32 of the time value of a whole note; demi-semiquaver. See illus. under note. [1885-90] * * *
thirty-second rest
Music. a rest equal in value to a thirty-second note. See illus. under rest1. [1900-05] * * *
thir·ty-sec·ond note (thûrʹtē-sĕkʹənd) n. A musical note with a time value equivalent to 1/32 of a whole note. * * *
/therr"tee sev"euhn/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 7. 2. a symbol for this number, as 37 or XXXVII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 37 in ...
/therr"tee sev"euhnth/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-sixth; being the ordinal number for 37. 2. being one of 37 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-seventh part, esp. of one (1/37). 4. ...
/therr"tee siks"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 6. 2. a symbol for this number, as 36 or XXXVI. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 36 in number. * ...
/therr"tee siksth"/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-fifth; being the ordinal number for 36. 2. being one of 36 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-sixth part, esp. of one (1/36). 4. the ...
/therr"tee therrd"/, adj. 1. next after the thirty-second; being the ordinal number for 33. 2. being one of 33 equal parts. n. 3. a thirty-third part, esp. of one (1/33). 4. the ...
thir·ty-thir·ty (thûrʹtē-thûrʹtē) n. A rifle that fires a.30-caliber cartridge with a 30-grain powder charge. * * *
/therr"tee three"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 3. 2. a symbol for this number, as 33 or XXXIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 33 in ...
/therr"tee tooh"/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 2. 2. a symbol for this number, as 32 or XXXII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 32 in number. * ...
/therr"tee tooh"moh/, n., pl. thirty-twomos, adj. n. 1. a book size of about 31/4 × 51/2 in. (8.3 × 14 cm), determined by printing on sheets that are folded to form 32 leaves ...
thirty-year rule
n [sing] a British government rule which prevents certain official documents from being made public until a period of thirty years has passed. * * *
▪ American television show       American television drama about the lives of young urban professionals that was broadcast on the American Broadcasting Co. (American ...
ThirtyYears' War
Thir·ty Years' War (thûrʹtē) n. A series of wars in central Europe beginning in 1618 that stemmed from conflict between Protestants and Catholics and political struggles ...
▪ India also spelled  Tiruvanantapuram , formerly  Trivandrum        city, capital of Kerala state, southwestern India. Thiruvananthapuram is situated on a ...
Thiry, Marcel
▪ Belgian author born March 13, 1897, Charleroi, Belgium died September 5, 1977, Fraiture       Belgian poet, novelist, short-story writer, and essayist whose work ...
/dhis/, pron. and adj., pl. these /dheez/; adv. pron. 1. (used to indicate a person, thing, idea, state, event, time, remark, etc., as present, near, just mentioned or pointed ...
This Is Your Life
a popular British television programme, broadcast regularly since 1955. Each programme tells the story of the life of a famous person or one who has helped others. They do not ...
This little pig went to market
the first line of a traditional nursery rhyme which parents say to small children when counting their toes to amuse them. Each ‘pig’ is a toe, starting with the biggest. The ...
—this-worldly, adj. /dhis"werrld"lee nis/, n. concern or preoccupation with worldly things and values. [1870-75] * * *
this-worldly [this′wʉrld′lē] adj. distinguished by or relating to material or earthly concerns; not spiritual or concerned with life in a future or imaginary world ...
this·a·way (thĭsʹə-wā') adv. Southern & Midland U.S. This way. See Regional Note at thataway. * * *
/thiz"bee/, n. Class. Myth. See Pyramus and Thisbe. * * *
▪ city, Denmark       city in northwestern Jutland, Denmark. It dates from the 14th century and used to be a busy port for local commerce on the Limfjorden. Industry ...
—thistlelike, adj. /this"euhl/, n. 1. any of various prickly, composite plants having showy, purple flower heads, esp. of the genera Cirsium, Carduus, or Onopordum. 2. any of ...
thistle butterfly
any nymphalid butterfly of the genus Vanessa, as the red admiral or painted lady. [1830-40] * * *
thistle tube
a glass funnel consisting of a long narrow tube with a thistle-shaped head. Also called thistle funnel. [1890-95] * * *
Thistle, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the
▪ British peerage       the Scottish order of knighthood whose modern period dates from King James VII of Scotland (James II of England), who revived it in 1687, and ...
thistle butterfly n. See painted lady.   [So called because its larvae eat thistles.] * * *
/this"euhl down'/, n. the mature, silky pappus of a thistle. [1555-65; THISTLE + DOWN2] * * *
Thistlewood, Arthur
▪ British revolutionary born 1774, Tupholme, Lincolnshire, Eng. died May 1, 1820, London       revolutionary who in 1820, a time of economic distress and radical unrest ...
/this"lee, -euh lee/, adj. 1. filled with or having many thistles. 2. suggesting a growth of thistles, esp. in being difficult or painful to handle: a thistly set of ...
/thidh"euhr, dhidh"-/, adv. 1. Also, thitherward /thidh"euhr weuhrd, dhidh"-/, thitherwards. to or toward that place or point; there. adj. 2. on the farther or other side or in ...
/thidh'euhr tooh", dhidh'-, thidh"euhr tooh', dhidh"-/, adv. up to that time; until then. [1400-50; late ME thidir to. See THITHER, TO] * * *
thitherward [thith′ərwərd, thith′ərwərd; thith΄ərwərd thith΄ərwərd] adv. 〚ME < OE thiderweard〛 Now Rare toward that place; thither: also thitherwards * * ...
See thixotropy. * * *
—thixotropic /thik'seuh trop"ik, -troh"pik/, adj. /thik so"treuh pee/, n. Chem. the property exhibited by certain gels of becoming liquid when stirred or shaken. [1925-30; < Gk ...
/thyahl"vee/, n. Scand. Myth. the fastest of men and the servant of Thor. * * *
/thyaht"see/, n. Scand. Myth. a giant who carried away Idun and the apples of youth from Asgard. * * *
Thjórs River
▪ river, Iceland Icelandic  Thjórsá        longest stream in Iceland. Rising from the central plateau northeast of Hofs Glacier, it flows southwestward for 143 ...
/thyawr"sow, thyohr"-/; Icel. /thyohrdds"ow/, n. a river in central Iceland, flowing SW to the Atlantic Ocean. ab. 143 mi. (230 km) long. * * *
Thjórsá River
River, Iceland. Carrying meltwater from several glaciers, it flows southwest for 143 mi (230 km) to discharge into the Atlantic Ocean. It is the country's longest river; its ...
ThM or Th.M. abbrev. 〚L Theologiae Magister〛 Master of Theology * * * ThM abbr. Latin Theologiae Magister (Master of Theology). * * * Common Semitic noun *tihām-, sea. ...
To grind (flour). tahini, from Arabic ṭaḥīna, tahini, from ṭaḥīn, flour, from ṭaḥana, to grind. * * *
/dhoh/, conj., adv. an informal, simplified spelling of though. Also, tho'. * * *
Thoburn, Isabella
▪ American missionary born March 29, 1840, near St. Clairsville, Ohio, U.S. died Sept. 1, 1901, Lucknow, India       American missionary to India whose work in ...
/toh hoy'an dooh"/, n. a city in and the capital of Venda, in NE South Africa. 40,000. * * *
/thawk/, n. Scand. Myth. an old giantess, possibly Loki in disguise, who was the only being to refuse to weep for the dead Balder, thus condemning him to eternity in Niflheim. [ ...
Thököly, Imre
▪ Hungarian patriot born Sept. 25, 1657, Késmárk, Slovakia died Sept. 13, 1705, İzmit, Ottoman Empire [now in Turkey]       Hungarian patriot, a leader of the ...
thole1 /thohl/, n. a pin, or either of two pins, inserted into a gunwale to provide a fulcrum for an oar. Also called tholepin /thohl"pin'/. [bef. 900; ME tholle, OE tholl; c. LG ...
▪ mineral       fine-grained extrusive igneous rock, a basalt that contains plagioclase feldspar (labradorite), clinopyroxene (augite with pigeonite), and iron ore ...
tholepin [thōl′pin΄] n. THOLE1 * * * thole pin n. A wooden peg set in pairs in the gunwales of a boat to serve as an oarlock. * * *
/thol"euh bayt'/, n. Archit. the substructure supporting a dome or cupola. [1825-35; < Gk thólo(s) THOLOS + -bates one that goes; cf. STYLOBATE] * * *
/thoh"los, -lohs/, n., pl. tholoi /-loy/. 1. (in classical architecture) a. a circular building. b. a small, round structure, as a lantern. c. a circular subterranean tomb, lined ...
/thoh"leuhs/, n., pl. tholi /-luy/. tholos. [1635-45; < L < Gk thólos] * * *
Thom, Rene Frederic
▪ 2003       French mathematical philosopher (b. Sept. 2, 1923, Montbéliard, France—d. Oct. 25, 2002, Bures-sur-Yvette, France), was awarded the Fields Medal in 1958 ...
/tom"euhs/ for 1, 2, 4-14; /taw mah"/ for 3, n. 1. an apostle who demanded proof of Christ's Resurrection. John 20:24-29. 2. Augustus, 1857-1934, U.S. playwright, journalist, and ...
Thomas à Becket
/tom"euhs euh bek"it/ Saint. See Becket, Saint Thomas à. * * *
Thomas à Kempis
/tom"euhs euh kem"pis/. See Kempis, Thomas à. * * * orig. Thomas Hemerken born 1379/80, Kempen, near Düsseldorf, Rhineland died Aug. 8, 1471, Agnietenberg, near Zwolle, ...
Thomas àKempis
Thomas à Kem·pis (əkĕmʹpĭs, ä), 1380?-1471. German ecclesiastic and writer of devotional literature, most probably including The Imitation of Christ (1426). * * *
Thomas Aquinas
/tom"euhs/ Saint. See Aquinas, Saint Thomas. * * *
Thomas Aquinas,Saint
Thomas A·qui·nas (ə-kwīʹnəs), Saint. See Aquinas, Saint Thomas. * * *
Thomas Arnold
➡ Arnold (IV) * * *
Thomas Beecham
➡ Beecham * * *
Thomas Bewick
➡ Bewick * * *
Thomas Carlyle
➡ Carlyle * * *
Thomas Chatterton
➡ Chatterton * * *
Thomas Chippendale
➡ Chippendale (II) * * *
Thomas Cook
➡ Cook. * * *
Thomas Cranmer
➡ Cranmer * * *
Thomas Cromwell
➡ Cromwell (II) * * *
Thomas Cup
▪ badminton trophy       trophy signifying world supremacy in the sport of badminton. The cup was donated in 1939 by Sir George Thomas for a series of men's ...
Thomas Cup (men)
▪ Table Thomas Cup ...
Thomas De Quincey
➡ De Quincey * * *
Thomas Edison
➡ Edison * * *
Thomas Edward Lawrence
➡ Lawrence (II) * * *
Thomas Fairfax
➡ Fairfax * * *
Thomas Gainsborough
➡ Gainsborough * * *
Thomas Gray
➡ Gray * * *
Thomas Hardy
➡ Hardy (III) * * *
Thomas Henry Huxley
➡ Huxley * * *
Thomas Hobbes
➡ Hobbes * * *
Thomas Jefferson
➡ Jefferson * * *
Thomas Jefferson University
▪ university, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States       private, state-aided, coeducational institution of higher education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. It ...
Thomas Jefferson: A Firebell in the Night
▪ Primary Source              The Missouri Compromise, by the terms of which slavery was henceforth excluded from the territories north of latitude 36°30' (the ...
Thomas Jefferson: A Simple and Inexpensive Government
▪ Primary Source              During the summer of 1800, the Republicans gathered their forces in an attempt to obtain the presidency for Thomas Jefferson. Though ...
Thomas Jefferson: An American Education for American Youth
▪ Primary Source       In the years following the Revolution, many Americans were willing to assert cultural as well as political independence from the Old World. Their ...
Thomas Jefferson: Debate on Independence
▪ Primary Source              During the debate on R.H. Lee's resolution for independence in June 1776, many of the old arguments for and against independence ...
Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Wednesday, March 4, 1801       Called upon to undertake the duties of the first executive office of our country, I avail myself of the ...
Thomas Jefferson: On Accommodating African Americans
▪ Primary Source              The slave revolt on the island of Hispaniola that was led with remarkable brilliance by Toussaint L'Ouverture from 1791 until his ...
Thomas Jefferson: On Civil and Natural Rights
▪ Primary Source              Francis Walker Gilmer, a lawyer and author, was one of Jefferson's numerous correspondents in the years after 1812. In the following ...
Thomas Jefferson: On Misreporting by the Press
▪ Primary Source       Thomas Jefferson, whose election to the presidency had been hailed as the "revolution of 1800," was constantly denounced during his two ...
Thomas Jefferson: On Republican Government
▪ Primary Source              The philosopher John Taylor (John Taylor of Caroline), who had stood with Thomas Jefferson through 20 years of political conflict, ...
Thomas Jefferson: On Science and the Perfectibility of Man
▪ Primary Source              Science and mathematics were high on the long list of subjects that interested Jefferson, and he thus took special care in replying ...
Thomas Jefferson: On the Censorship of Religious Books
▪ Primary Source              Behind Jefferson's insistence on the freedom of religious expression lay his more general belief that all censorship was unwise. ...
Thomas Jefferson: On the Civil and Religious Powers of Government
▪ Primary Source              One of the basic tenets of Thomas Jefferson's political creed was his belief in the fundamental freedom of religion from any ...
Thomas Jefferson: On the Need for a Little Rebellion Now and Then
▪ Primary Source              Shays's Rebellion prompted Thomas Jefferson to say that "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" for a country. Rather than ...
Thomas Jefferson: On the New Constitution
▪ Primary Source              Thomas Jefferson summarized his judgment of the new Constitution in a letter to Francis Hopkinson of March 13, 1789. "The great ...
Thomas Jefferson: On the Omission of a Bill of Rights from the Constitution
▪ Primary Source              One of the main grievances of the anti-Federalists was the omission of a bill of rights from the Constitution. The framers had ...
Thomas Jefferson: Second Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Monday, March 4, 1805       Proceeding, fellow-citizens, to that qualification which the Constitution requires before my entrance on the ...
Thomas Jefferson: The Education of Women
▪ Primary Source              Although Jefferson spent much of his later life developing plans for an institution of higher education—they eventually culminated ...
Thomas Jefferson: The Rulers and the Ruled
▪ Primary Source              Pierre S. du Pont de Nemours, French economist and father of the founder of the Du Pont powder works in Wilmington, Delaware, was an ...
Thomas Jefferson: The Sphere of Religion
▪ Primary Source              Thomas Jefferson believed firmly in the separation of church and state. In his Notes on the State of Virginia, he had warned against ...
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
➡ Jackson (IX) * * *
Thomas Love Peacock
➡ Peacock * * *
Thomas Macaulay
➡ Macaulay * * *
Thomas Malory
➡ Malory * * *
Thomas Malthus
➡ Malthus * * *
Thomas More
➡ More * * *
Thomas Of Bayeux
▪ archbishop of York born , Bayeux, Normandy died Nov. 18, 1100, Yorkshire, Eng.       archbishop of York from 1070, who opposed the primacy of the archbishopric of ...
Thomas of Erceldoune
/tom"euhs euhv err"seuhl doohn'/ ("Thomas the Rhymer"), c1220-97?, Scottish poet. * * *
Thomas of Woodstock
/tom"euhs euhv wood"stok'/ Duke of Gloucester, 1355-97, English prince (son of Edward III). * * *
Thomas Paine
➡ Paine * * *
Thomas Pynchon
➡ Pynchon * * *
Thomas Rowlandson
➡ Rowlandson * * *
Thomas Sheraton
➡ Sheraton (II) * * *
Thomas Stearns Eliot
➡ Eliot (II) * * *
Thomas Tallis
➡ Tallis * * *
Thomas Telford
➡ Telford * * *
Thomas The Rhymer
▪ Scottish poet also called  Thomas Learmont , or  Thomas Of Erceldoune  flourished 1220–97       Scottish poet and prophet who was likely the author of the ...
Thomas the Tank Engine
▪ fictional character       anthropomorphic locomotive engine who rides the rails of the fictional island of Sodor. Thomas the Tank Engine stars in the long-running ...
Thomas Wolfe
➡ Wolfe (III) * * *
Thomas Wolsey
➡ Wolsey * * *
Thomas, Albert
▪ French statesman born June 16, 1878, Champigny-sur-Marne, Fr. died May 7, 1932, Paris  French statesman, political leader, and historian, who was the first director of the ...
Thomas, Ambrose
▪ French composer in full  Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas   born Aug. 5, 1811, Metz, Fr. died Feb. 12, 1896, Paris       French composer best known for his operas, ...
Thomas, Audrey
▪ Canadian author in full  Audrey Grace Thomas , née  Callahan  born Nov. 17, 1935, Binghamton, N.Y., U.S.       American-born Canadian author known for her ...
Thomas, Augustus
▪ American playwright born Jan. 8, 1857, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died Aug. 12, 1934, near Nyack, N.Y.       playwright important in the development of U.S. theatre for his ...
Thomas, Bill
▪ 2001 William Thomas Petersen        American costume designer (b. Oct. 13, 1921, Chicago, Ill.—d. May 30, 2000, Beverly Hills, Calif.), created costumes for more ...
Thomas, Clarence
born June 23, 1948, Pinpoint, near Savannah, Ga., U.S. U.S. jurist. He graduated from Yale Law School and served as assistant attorney general in Missouri (1974–77), lawyer ...
Thomas, D.M.
▪ British author in full  Donald Michael Thomas  born Jan. 27, 1935, Redruth, Cornwall, Eng.       English poet and novelist best known for his novel The White Hotel ...
Thomas, David
▪ 2003 “Dave”        American businessman (b. July 2, 1932, Atlantic City, N.J.—d. Jan. 8, 2002, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), was the founder (1969) of the Wendy's ...
Thomas, Derrick
▪ 2001       American football player (b. Jan. 1, 1967, Miami, Fla.—d. Feb. 8, 2000, Miami), was a star linebacker for the National Football League's Kansas City ...
Thomas, Dylan
▪ British author in full  Dylan Marlais Thomas   born October 27, 1914, Swansea, Glamorgan [now in Swansea], Wales died November 9, 1953, New York, New York, U.S.  Welsh ...
Thomas, Dylan (Marlais)
born Oct. 27, 1914, Swansea, Wales died Nov. 9, 1953, New York, N.Y., U.S. Welsh poet and prose writer. He left school at age 16 to work as a reporter. His early verse, as in ...
Thomas, E. Donnall
▪ American physician in full  Edward Donnall Thomas   born March 15, 1920, Mart, Texas, U.S.       American physician who in 1990 was corecipient (with Joseph E. ...
Thomas, Edward
▪ British author in full  Philip Edward Thomas   born March 3, 1878, Lambeth, London, Eng. died April 9, 1917, Arras, France       English writer who turned to poetry ...
Thomas, Frank
▪ 2005       American animator (b. Sept. 5, 1912, Santa Monica, Calif.—d. Sept. 8, 2004, Flintridge, Calif.), created some of the most memorable moments in animated ...
Thomas, George H
▪ United States general born July 31, 1816, Southampton county, Va., U.S. died March 28, 1870, San Francisco  Union general in the American Civil War (1861–65), known as ...
Thomas, George H(enry)
born July 31, 1816, Southampton county, Va., U.S. died March 28, 1870, San Francisco, Calif. U.S. general. He was a graduate of West Point. When the American Civil War broke ...
Thomas, Gerry
▪ 2006 Gerald Ehrmann Thomas        American marketer (b. Feb. 17, 1922, Seward, Neb.—d. July 18, 2005, Phoenix, Ariz.), while working for the C.A. Swanson & Sons ...
Thomas, Gwyn
▪ Welsh author born July 6, 1913, Cymmer, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales died April 14, 1981, Cardiff       Welsh novelist and playwright whose works, many on grim themes, ...
Thomas, Helen
born Aug. 4, 1920, Winchester, Ky., U.S. U.S. journalist. Born to Lebanese immigrant parents, she grew up in Detroit and joined the UPI news agency in Washington, D.C., in ...
Thomas, Isaiah
▪ American journalist born Jan. 19, 1749, Boston, Mass. [U.S.] died April 4, 1831, Worcester, Mass.       radical anti-British printer and journalist who published the ...
Thomas, Isiah
▪ American athlete in full  Isiah Lord Thomas III  born April 30, 1961, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.    American basketball player, considered one of the best point guards in ...
Thomas, Isiah (Lord), III
born April 30, 1961, Chicago, Ill., U.S. U.S. basketball player, coach, and executive. He led Indiana University to a national collegiate title in 1981. As a guard for the ...
Thomas, J.H.
▪ British politician in full  James Henry Thomas   born Oct. 3, 1874, Newport, Monmouthshire, Eng. died Jan. 21, 1949, London       British trade-union leader and ...
Thomas, James
▪ 1994       ("SON"; "SONNY FORD"), U.S. blues musician (b. Oct. 14, 1926, Eden, Miss.—d. June 26, 1993, Greenville, Miss.), personified the classic Mississippi Delta ...
Thomas, Jess
▪ 1994       U.S. operatic tenor (b. Aug. 4, 1927, Hot Springs, S.D.—d. Oct. 11, 1993, San Francisco, Calif.), sang a number of lyric roles but became best known as a ...
Thomas, Lewis
born Nov. 25, 1913, Flushing, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 3, 1993, New York City U.S. physician and author. He attended medical school at Harvard and later taught at various ...
Thomas, Lowell
▪ American journalist born April 6, 1892, Woodington, Ohio, U.S. died Aug. 29, 1981, Pawling, N.Y.  preeminent American radio commentator, and an explorer, lecturer, author, ...
Thomas, Lowell (Jackson)
born April 6, 1892, Woodington, Ohio, U.S. died Aug. 29, 1981, Pawling, N.Y. U.S. radio commentator, journalist, and author. A war correspondent in Europe and the Middle East ...
Thomas, Martha Carey
▪ American educator byname  M. Carey Thomas  born January 2, 1857, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. died December 2, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania       American educator ...
Thomas, Norman
▪ American politician born Nov. 20, 1884, Marion, Ohio, U.S. died Dec. 19, 1968, Huntington, N.Y.  American socialist, social reformer, and frequent candidate for political ...
Thomas, Norman (Mattoon)
born Nov. 20, 1884, Marion, Ohio, U.S. died Dec. 19, 1968, Huntington, N.Y. U.S. social reformer and politician. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister and became pastor of ...
Thomas, R S
▪ 2001       Welsh clergyman and poet (b. March 29, 1913, Cardiff, Glamorgan [now South Glamorgan], Wales—d. Sept. 25, 2000, Llanfairynghornwy, Gwynedd, Wales), wrote ...
Thomas, R.S.
▪ British poet in full  Ronald Stuart Thomas  born March 29, 1913, Cardiff, Glamorgan [now in Cardiff], Wales died September 25, 2000, Llanfairynghornwy, ...
Thomas, Ralph Philip
▪ 2002       British film director (b. Aug. 10, 1915, Hull, Eng.—d. March 17, 2001, London, Eng.), was best known for his direction of seven entries in the Doctor ...
Thomas, Richard Clement Charles
▪ 1997       ("CLEM"), Welsh Rugby Union player and journalist who excelled as an aggressive back row forward in a 10-year career, 1949-59, that included 26 appearances ...
Thomas, Saint
born , probably Galilee died с AD 53, Madras, India; Western feast day December 21, feast day in Roman and Syrian Catholic churches July 3, in the Greek church October 6 One of ...
Thomas, Seth
▪ American clockmaker born Aug. 19, 1785, Wolcott, Conn., U.S. died Jan. 29, 1859, Plymouth Hollow, Conn.  American clock manufacturer who was one of the pioneers in the ...
Thomas, Sidney Gilchrist
▪ British metallurgist born April 16, 1850, London, Eng. died Feb. 1, 1885, Paris, Fr.       British metallurgist and inventor who discovered (1875) a method for ...
Thomas, the Tank Engine
the best-known character in a popular series of British children’s stories about railways (1945–72) written by the Rev Wilbert Awdry and later by his son Christopher. Thomas ...
Thomas, Theodore
▪ German-American conductor in full  Theodore Christian Friedrich Thomas  born October 11, 1835, Esens, East Friesland, Prussia [Germany] died January 4, 1905, Chicago, ...
Thomas, W I
▪ American sociologist born Aug. 13, 1863, Russell county, Va., U.S. died Dec. 5, 1947, Berkeley, Calif.       American sociologist and social psychologist whose fields ...
Thomas, William
▪ British poet also called  Islwyn  born April 3, 1832, Ynysddu, Monmouthshire [now in Caerphilly], Wales died November 20, 1878, Mynyddislwyn, ...
Thomas, Clarence. Born 1948. American jurist who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991. * * *
Thomas,Dylan Marlais
Thomas, Dylan Marlais. 1914-1953. Welsh poet known for his bardic voice experiments with syllabic verse. He wrote highly personal poems, such as “Fern Hill” (1946), as well ...
Thomas,George Henry
Thomas, George Henry. 1816-1870. American Union general who fought at the Battle of Shiloh (1862) and was renowned for his stalwart defense during the Union defeat at Chickamauga ...
Thomas, Isaiah. 1749-1831. American publisher who founded the Massachusetts Spy, an anti-British newspaper (1770), and produced many books, including the first English Bible ...
Thomas,Lowell Jackson
Thomas, Lowell Jackson. 1892-1981. American radio commentator who was a correspondent during both World Wars, broadcast a nightly news program (1930-1976), and wrote and lectured ...
Thomas,Norman Mattoon
Thomas, Norman Mattoon. 1884-1968. American socialist leader. A founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (1920), he was the Socialist Party candidate for President six times ...
Thom·as (tŏmʹəs), Saint. One of the 12 Apostles. According to the New Testament, he doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead until he saw the wounds. * * *
Thomas, Seth. 1785-1859. American clockmaker and a pioneer in the mass production of clocks. * * *
/tom'euh see"neuh/, n. a female given name. Also, Thomasine /tom"euh seen'/. * * *
Thomasius, Christian
▪ German educator born Jan. 1, 1655, Leipzig died Sept. 23, 1728, Halle, Saxony       German philosopher and progressive educator, who established the academic ...
Thomason, George
▪ English bookseller born c. 1602, England died , February/April 1666, Mickleham, Surrey, Eng.       English bookseller whose collection of printed books, handbills, ...
Thomason, James
▪ British colonial governor born May 3, 1804, Great Shelford, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died Sept. 27, 1853, Bareilly, India       British lieutenant ...

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