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thrust stage
a stage that extends beyond the proscenium arch and is usually surrounded on three sides by seats. * * *
thruster
/thrus"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that thrusts. 2. Fox Hunting. a rider who keeps in the front of the field. 3. Aerospace. a small rocket attached to a spacecraft and used ...
thrustfault
thrust fault n. Geology A reverse fault in which the fault plane is inclined at an angle equal to or less than 45°. * * *
thrustful
See thruster. * * *
thruststage
thrust stage n. A stage that extends into the audience's portion of a theater beyond the usual location of the proscenium and often has seats facing it on three sides. * * *
thruway
/throoh"way'/, n. a limited-access toll highway providing a means of direct transportation between distant areas for high-speed automobile traffic. Also, throughway. [1940-45; ...
thruways
➡ roads and road signs * * *
thrymsa
/thrim"zeuh, -seuh/, n. a coin of Anglo-Saxon England. [bef. 1000; borrowed by 17th-century antiquarians < OE, alter. of trymesa (by influence of thrie three), gen. pl. of trymes ...
tḥt
West Semitic *taḥt-, under, under part. tush, from Hebrew taḥat, under, under part. * * *
Thu
Thu abbrev. Thursday * * *
Thu Dau Mot
▪ Vietnam formerly  Phu Cuong,         city, southern Vietnam. It is located on the Saigon River (Song Sai Gon) at the head of a branch of the Mekong delta inland ...
Thu.
Thu. abbr. Thursday. * * *
Thubron, Colin
▪ British author born June 14, 1939, London, Eng.       British travel writer and novelist whose works, often set in foreign locales, explore love, memory, and the loss ...
Thucydides
/thooh sid"i deez'/, n. c460-c400 B.C. Greek historian. * * * born с 460 died с 404 BC Greatest of ancient Greek historians. An Athenian who commanded a fleet in the ...
thud
—thuddingly, adv. /thud/, n., v., thudded, thudding. n. 1. a dull sound, as of a heavy blow or fall. 2. a blow causing such a sound. v.i. 3. to strike or fall with a dull sound ...
thug
—thuggery /thug"euh ree/, n. —thuggish, adj. /thug/, n. 1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer. 2. (sometimes cap.) one of a former group of professional robbers ...
Thugga
modern Dougga Ancient city, North Africa. It was an important Punic city when the Romans assimilated it с AD 200. It is the best-preserved Roman site in Tunisia; its ruins ...
thuggee
/thug"ee, thu gee"/, n. (sometimes cap.) (in India) robbery and strangulation committed by thugs. [1830-40; < Hindi thagi] * * *
thuggery
See thug. * * *
thuggish
See thuggery. * * *
thugyi
▪ Myanmar title       (Burmese: “headman”), in Myanmar (Burmese) history, the title of either of two local royal officials: the myothugyi, or township chief, most ...
thuja
/thooh"jeuh/, n. 1. any tree of the genus Thuja, comprising the arborvitaes. 2. the wood of the sandarac tree. Also, thuya. [1750-60; < NL, ML thuia, < MGk thuía, for Gk thýa ...
Thule
/thooh"lee/ for 1, 2; /tooh"lee/ for 3, n. 1. the ancient Greek and Latin name for an island or region variously identified as one of the Shetland Islands, Iceland, or Norway: ...
Thule Air Base
▪ air base, Greenland Greenlandic  Pituffik,    U.S. air base and communications centre, northwestern Greenland. It lies on Cape Atholl and the southern shore of ...
Thule culture
▪ prehistoric Eskimo culture       prehistoric Eskimo (Inuit) culture that developed along the Arctic coast in northern Alaska, possibly as far east as the Amundsen ...
thulia
/thooh"lee euh/, n. Chem. a dense, greenish-white powder, TmO3, that on gentle heating exhibits a reddish incandescence: used in the manufacture of thulium metal. Also called ...
Thulin, Ingrid
▪ 2005       Swedish film actress (b. Jan. 27, 1926, Sollefteå, Swed.—d. Jan. 7, 2004, Stockholm, Swed.), was regarded as one of Sweden's best actresses, finding ...
thulite
      pink, manganese-rich variety of the mineral zoisite (q.v.). This is the national stone of Norway. * * *
thulium
/thooh"lee euhm/, n. Chem. a rare-earth metallic element found in the minerals euxenite, gadolinite, etc. Symbol: Tm; at. wt.: 168.934; at. no.: 69; sp. gr.: 9.32. [1875-80; < ...
thuluth script
▪ alphabet       in calligraphy, medieval Islāmic style of handwritten alphabet. Thuluth (Arabic: “one-third”) is written on the principle that one-third of each ...
thumb
—thumbless, adj. —thumblike, adj. /thum/, n. 1. the short, thick, inner digit of the human hand, next to the forefinger. 2. the corresponding digit in other animals; ...
thumb glass
a drinking glass having external indentations to allow it to be firmly grasped. * * *
thumb index
a series of labeled notches cut along the fore edge of a book, to indicate the divisions or sections. [1900-05] * * *
thumb piano
any of various African boxlike musical instruments, such as the kalimba or mbira, having tuned strips of metal or wood that vibrate when played with the thumbs. [1940-45] * * *
thumb-index
/thum"in'deks/, v.t. to provide (a book) with a thumb index. * * *
thumb-sucker
—thumb-sucking, n. /thum"suk'euhr/, n. a person who habitually sucks a thumb. * * *
thumber
/thum"euhr/, n. Informal. a hitchhiker. [1930-35; THUMB + -ER1] * * *
thumbhole
/thum"hohl'/, n. a hole into which a thumb can be inserted, as to provide a grip. [1855-60; THUMB + HOLE] * * *
thumbindex
thumb index n. A series of rounded indentations cut into the front edge of a book, each labeled, as with a letter, to indicate a section of the book.   thumbʹ-in'dex ...
thumbkin
/thum"kin/, n. thumbscrew (def. 2). Also, thumbikin /thum"i kin/, thumbikins. [1675-85; THUMB + -KIN] * * *
thumbnail
/thum"nayl'/, n. 1. the nail of the thumb. 2. anything quite small or brief, as a small drawing or short essay. 3. Print. a small, rough dummy. 4. Also called porkchop. Journ., ...
thumbnut
/thum"nut'/, n. See wing nut. [1785-95; THUMB + NUT] * * *
thumbpiano
thumb piano n. An African musical instrument, such as the kalimba or mbira, that has a small sound box fitted with a row of tuned tabs that are plucked with the thumbs. * * *
thumbpiece
/thum"pees'/, n. a lever over the hinge on the lid of a tankard, pressed by the thumb to raise the lid. Also called billet. [1750-60; THUMB + PIECE] * * *
thumbprint
/thum"print'/, n. a mark or impression of the ventral surface of the last joint of the thumb. [1895-1900; THUMB + PRINT] * * *
thumbs-down
/thumz"down"/, n. Informal. an act or instance of dissent, disapproval, etc. [1885-90] * * *
thumbs-up
/thumz"up"/, n. Informal. an act, instance, or gesture of assent, approval, or the like. [1920-25] * * *
thumbscrew
/thum"skrooh'/, n. 1. a screw, the head of which is so constructed that it may be turned easily with the thumb and a finger. 2. Often, thumbscrews. an old instrument of torture ...
thumbstall
/thum"stawl'/, n. a protective sheath of rubber, leather, or the like for the thumb. [1580-90; THUMB + STALL1] * * *
thumbtack
/thum"tak'/, n. 1. a tack with a large, flat head, designed to be thrust into a board or other fairly soft object or surface by the pressure of the thumb. v.t. 2. to attach or ...
Thummim
Thummim [thum′im] n. 〚Heb tummīm, pl. of tōm, perfection〛 see URIM AND THUMMIM * * *
thump
—thumper, n. /thump/, n. 1. a blow with something thick and heavy, producing a dull sound; a heavy knock. 2. the sound made by or as if by such a blow. v.t. 3. to strike or ...
thumper
See thump. * * *
thumping
—thumpingly, adv. /thum"ping/, adj. 1. of, like, or pertaining to a thump. 2. strikingly great, immense, exceptional, or impressive; resounding: a thumping victory at the ...
thumpingly
See thumping. * * *
Thun
/toohn/, n. 1. a city in central Switzerland, on the Aar River, near the Lake of Thun. 36,765. 2. Lake of. German, Thuner See. a lake in central Switzerland, formed by a widening ...
Thun und Hohenstein, Franz Anton, Prince zu
▪ prime minister of Austria born September 2, 1847, Tetschen, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now Děčín, Czech Republic] died November 1, 1916, Tetschen       Austrian ...
Thun und Hohenstein, Friedrich, Count von
▪ Austrian diplomat born May 8, 1810, Tetschen, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now Děčín, Czech Republic] died September 24, 1881, Tetschen       Austrian diplomat and ...
Thun und Hohenstein, Leo, Count von
▪ Austrian statesman born April 7, 1811, Tetschen, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now Děčín, Czech Republic] died December 17, 1888, Vienna, ...
Thun,Lake of
Thun (to͞on), Lake of A lake of central Switzerland southeast of Bern at the foot of the Bernese Alps. * * *
Thunberg, Clas
▪ Finnish speed skater in full  Arnold Clas Robert Thunberg   born April 5, 1893, Helsinki, Finland died July 28, 1973, Helsinki  Finnish speed skater who, with Ivar ...
thunbergia
/thun berr"jee euh/, n. any of various plants, vines, or shrubs belonging to the genus Thunbergia, of the acanthus family, native to Africa and southern Asia, having variously ...
thunder
—thunderer, n. —thunderless, adj. /thun"deuhr/, n. 1. a loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge. 2. any ...
Thunder Bay
a port in W Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Superior: created in 1970 by the merger of twin cities (Fort William and Port Arthur) and two adjoining townships. 108,411. Also called ...
thunder cult
▪ prehistoric religion       prehistoric beliefs and practices that at times seem directed toward one aspect of the supreme sky god and at other times appear to be ...
thunder egg
Geol. a globular concretion of opal, agate, or chalcedony weathered out of tuff or basalt. Cf. geode. [1940-45] * * *
thunder mug
Older Slang. a chamber pot. [1885-90] * * *
thunderation
/thun'deuh ray"sheuhn/, interj. an exclamation of surprise or petulance. [1830-40, Amer.; THUNDER + -ATION] * * *
ThunderBay
Thun·der Bay (thŭnʹdər) A city of southwest Ontario, Canada, on Thunder Bay, an inlet on the northwest shore of Lake Superior. A major port and industrial center, it was ...
thunderbird
/thun"deuhr berrd'/, n. (in the mythology of some North American Indians) a huge, eaglelike bird capable of producing thunder, lightning, and rain. [1820-30; THUNDER + BIRD] * * ...
Thunderbirds
▪ United States Air Force aircraft squadron official name  U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron        U.S. Air Force (United States Air Force, The) fighter ...
Thunderbirds{™}
a popular British television series for children, first shown in the 1960s and a film (2004). The puppet characters included Lady Penelope and the scientist Brains. The stories ...
thunderbolt
/thun"deuhr bohlt'/, n. 1. a flash of lightning with the accompanying thunder. 2. an imaginary bolt or dart conceived as the material destructive agent cast to earth in a flash ...
thunderclap
/thun"deuhr klap'/, n. 1. a crash of thunder. 2. something resembling a thunderclap, as in loudness or unexpectedness. [1350-1400; ME thonder clappe. See THUNDER, CLAP1] * * *
thundercloud
/thun"deuhr klowd'/, n. cumulonimbus. Also, thunderclouds. [1690-1700; THUNDER + CLOUD] * * *
thunderer
See thunder. * * *       in Baltic religion, a sky deity usually known as Perkūnas (Lithuanian) or Pērkons (Latvian). See Pērkons. * * *
thunderhead
/thun"deuhr hed'/, n. Meteorol. 1. incus (def. 2). 2. cumulonimbus. 3. the upper portion of a cumulus cloud characterized by dense, sharply defined, cauliflowerlike upper parts ...
thundering
—thunderingly, adv. /thun"deuhr ing/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or accompanied by thunder. 2. producing a noise or effect like thunder. 3. very great; extraordinary: a ...
thunderous
—thunderously, adv. /thun"deuhr euhs, -dreuhs/, adj. producing thunder or a loud noise like thunder: thunderous applause. Also, thundery. [1575-85; THUNDER + -OUS] * * *
thunderously
See thunderous. * * *
thunderpeal
/thun"deuhr peel'/, n. a crash of thunder; thunderclap. [1795-1805; THUNDER + PEAL] * * *
thundershower
/thun"deuhr show'euhr/, n. a shower accompanied by thunder and lightning. [1690-1700; THUNDER + SHOWER] * * *
thundersquall
/thun"deuhr skwawl'/, n. a combined squall and thunderstorm. [THUNDER + SQUALL1] * * *
thunderstick
/thun"deuhr stik'/, n. bull-roarer. [1960-65; THUNDER + STICK1] * * *
thunderstone
thunderstone [thun′dərstōn΄] n. any of various stones, fossils, prehistoric implements, etc. formerly thought to have been hurled to earth by lightning and thunder * * ...
thunderstorm
/thun"deuhr stawrm'/, n. a transient storm of lightning and thunder, usually with rain and gusty winds, sometimes with hail or snow, produced by cumulonimbus clouds. Also called ...
thunderstrike
/thun"deuhr struyk'/, v.t. thunderstruck /-struk'/, thunderstruck or thunderstricken /-strik'euhn/, thunderstriking. 1. Archaic. to strike with a thunderbolt. 2. to astonish; ...
thunderstroke
/thun"deuhr strohk'/, n. a stroke of lightning accompanied by thunder. [1580-90; THUNDER + STROKE1] * * *
thunderstruck
/thun"deuhr struk'/, adj. 1. overcome with consternation; confounded; astounded: He was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion. 2. Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt. Also, ...
thundery
/thun"deuh ree/, adj. thunderous. [1590-1600; THUNDER + -Y1] * * *
Thunen
/tooh"neuhn/, n. Johann Heinrich von /yoh"hahn huyn"rddikh feuhn/, 1783-1850, German economic theorist. * * *
Thünen, Johann Heinrich von
born June 24, 1783, Jever, Oldenburg died Sept. 22, 1850, Tellow, Mecklenburg German economist and agriculturalist. After carrying out research on his own estate into the ...
Thuner See
/tooh"neuhrdd zay'/ German name of Lake of Thun. * * *
thunk
thunk1 /thungk/, n. 1. an abrupt, dull sound: the thunk of a shutting window. v.i. 2. to make such a sound: The window thunked shut. [1945-50; b. THUD and CLUNK] thunk2 /thungk/, ...
Thur
Thur abbrev. Thursday * * *
Thur.
Thursday. * * *
Thurber
/therr"beuhr/, n. James (Grover) /groh"veuhr/, 1894-1961, U.S. writer, caricaturist, and illustrator. * * *
Thurber, James
▪ American humorist in full  James Grover Thurber  born Dec. 8, 1894, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 2, 1961, New York, N.Y.  American writer and cartoonist, whose ...
Thurber, James (Grover)
born Dec. 8, 1894, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 2, 1961, New York, N.Y. U.S. writer and cartoonist. He attended Ohio State University before moving to New York City in 1926. ...
Thurber, Jeannette Meyer
▪ American music patron née  Jeannette Meyer  born Jan. 29, 1850, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 2, 1946, Bronxville, N.Y.       American music patron who devoted ...
Thurber,James Grover
Thur·ber (thûrʹbər), James Grover. 1894-1961. American writer and cartoonist who was long associated with the New Yorker magazine. His essays, short stories, such as “The ...
Thuret, Gustave-Adolphe
▪ French botanist born May 23, 1817, Paris died May 10, 1875, Nice, Fr.       French botanist who gave the first accounts of fertilization in the brown ...
Thurgau
/toohrdd"gow/, n. a canton in NE Switzerland. 184,500; 388 sq. mi. (1005 sq. km). Cap.: Frauenfeld. * * * ▪ canton, Switzerland (German), French  Thurgovie, ...
Thurgood Marshall
➡ Marshall * * *
thurible
/thoor"euh beuhl/, n. a censer. [1400-50; late ME turrible, thoryble < L t(h)uribulum censer, equiv. to t(h)ur- (s. of t(h)us) incense + -i- -I- + -bulum instrumental suffix] * * ...
thurifer
/thoor"euh feuhr/, n. a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies. [1850-55; < NL, n. use of L t(h)urifer incense-bearing, equiv. to t(h)ur- (s. of t(h)us) incense ...
Thuringer
/thoor"in jeuhr, tir"-/, n. a mildly seasoned cervelat, either fresh or smoked. Also, Thüringer /thoor"in jeuhr/; Ger. /tyuu"rdding euhr/. [1920-25; < G, short for ...
Thuringia
—Thuringian, adj., n. /thoo rin"jee euh, -jeuh/, n. a state in central Germany. 2,500,000; 5985 sq. mi. (15,550 sq. km) Cap.: Erfurt. German, Thüringen /tyuu"rdding euhn/. * * ...
Thuringian
Thuringian [tho͞o rin′jē ən, tho͞o rin′jən] adj. of Thuringia or its people or culture n. 1. a member of an ancient Germanic people of central Germany 2. a person born ...
Thuringian Basin
▪ region, Germany German  Thüringer Becken,         fertile agricultural region of Germany, between the Harz mountains on the north and the Thuringian Forest range ...
Thuringian Forest
a forested mountain region in central Germany: a resort area. German, Thüringer Wald /tyuu"rdding euhrdd vahlt'/. * * * ▪ mountains, Germany German  Thüringerwald, ...
thurl
/therrl/, n. the hip joint of cattle. [orig. uncert.] * * *
Thurles
▪ Ireland Irish  Durlas (“Strong Ring Fort”)        town, County Tipperary, Ireland, on the banks of the River Suir. The seat of the Roman Catholic archbishopric ...
Thurloe, John
▪ English statesman born , June 1616 died Feb. 21, 1668, London  English secretary of state during Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate. His voluminous correspondence provides one ...
Thurlow
/therr"loh/, n. Edward, 1st Baron 1731-1806, British statesman: Lord Chancellor 1778-92. * * *
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron
▪ British statesman born Dec. 9, 1731, Bracon Ash, Norfolk, Eng. died Sept. 12, 1806, Brighton, Sussex       lord chancellor of England from June 1778 to April 1783 and ...
thurm
/therrm/, v.t. to carve (a piece of wood, as a post or table leg) across the grain so as to produce an effect of turning. [1895-1900; perh. metathetic var. of THRUM2] * * *
Thurman, Wallace Henry
▪ American writer born Aug. 16, 1902, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. died Dec. 22, 1934, New York, N.Y.       African-American editor, critic, novelist, and playwright ...
Thurmond
(James Strom Thurmond 1902–2003) a US Senator who served longer than any other in the history of the Senate. He represented South Carolina from 1954 until he retired at the age ...
Thurmond, (James) Strom
born Dec. 5, 1902, Edgefield, S.C., U.S. died June 26, 2003, Edgefield U.S. politician and senator (1954–2003). He served as a South Carolina state senator (1933–38) and ...
Thurmond, Strom
▪ 2004       American politician (b. Dec. 5, 1902, Edgefield, S.C.—d. June 26, 2003, Edgefield), was the longest-serving senator (1954–2003) in U.S. history and came ...
Thurmond,Strom
Thur·mond (thûrʹmənd), Strom. Born 1902. American politician who served as governor of South Carolina (1947-1951) before entering the U.S. Senate in 1956. In 1998 he became ...
Thurn and Taxis postal system
▪ European history       imperial and, after 1806, private postal system operated in western and central Europe by the noble house of Thurn and Taxis. At least two early ...
Thurneysen, Rudolf
▪ German linguist born , March 14, 1857, Basel, Switz. died Aug. 9, 1940, Bonn       German linguist and Celtic scholar who was one of the first to use the principles ...
Thurnwald, Richard
▪ German ethnologist born , Sept. 18, 1869, Vienna died Jan. 19, 1954, Berlin       German anthropologist and sociologist known for his comparative studies of social ...
Thurrock
Thur·rock (thûrʹək, thŭrʹ-) An urban district of southeast England on the Thames River east of London. It is a port and an industrial center. Population: 131,226. * * ...
Thurs
Thurs abbrev. Thursday * * *
Thurs.
Thursday. * * *
Thursby, Emma Cecilia
▪ American singer and educator born Feb. 21, 1845, Williamsburg [now in Brooklyn], N.Y., U.S. died July 4, 1931, New York, N.Y.       American singer and educator who ...
Thursday
/therrz"day, -dee/, n. the fifth day of the week, following Wednesday. Abbr.: Th., Thur., Thurs. [bef. 950; ME; OE Thursdaeg < ODan Thursdagr lit., Thor's day; r. OE Thunres ...
Thursday Island
an island in Torres Strait between NE Australia and New Guinea; part of Queensland: pearl fishing. 2283; 11/2 sq. mi. (4 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, Queensland, ...
ThursdayIsland
Thursday Island An island of northeast Australia in Torres Strait northwest of Cape York. It is noted for its pearl fishing beds. * * *
Thursdays
/therrz"dayz, -deez/, adv. on Thursdays; every Thursday. [THURSDAY + -S1] * * *
Thurso
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       burgh (town) and Atlantic Ocean seaport, Highland council area, historic county of Caithness, Scotland, and the most northerly town on ...
Thurstan
▪ archbishop of York also spelled  Turstin   born , Bayeux, Fr. died Feb. 6, 1140, Pontefract, Yorkshire, Eng.       archbishop of York whose tenure was marked by ...
Thurston
/therr"steuhn/, n. a male given name: from a Scandinavian word meaning "Thor's stone." * * *
Thurston, Howard
▪ American magician born July 20, 1869, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. died April 13, 1936, Miami  American magician who led the largest magic show in history.       Thurston ...
Thurston, Lorrin A
▪ American politician born July 31, 1858, Honolulu died May 11, 1931, Honolulu       leader of Hawaiians who opposed the monarchy and favoured U.S. annexation of the ...
Thurston, William Paul
▪ American mathematician born October 30, 1946, Washington, D.C., U.S.       American mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1983 for his work in ...
Thurstone, L(ouis) L(eon)
born May 29, 1887, Chicago, Ill, U.S. died Sept. 29, 1955, Chapel Hill, N.C. U.S. psychologist. He taught primarily at the University of Chicago (1927–52). Concerned with the ...
Thurstone, L.L.
▪ American psychologist in full  Louis Leon Thurstone  born May 29, 1887, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. died September 29, 1955, Chapel Hill, North Carolina       American ...
ThurstonIsland
Thurs·ton Island (thûrʹstən) An island off Antarctica between the Bellinghausen and Amundsen seas. Before 1961 it was thought to be a peninsula of the mainland. * * *
thus
/dhus/, adv. 1. in the way just indicated; in this way: Stated thus, the problem seems trivial. 2. in such or the following manner; so: Thus it came to pass. 3. accordingly; ...
Thus Spake Zarathustra
(German, Also sprach Zarathustra), a philosophical work in poetic form (1883) by Friedrich Nietzsche. * * *
thusly
/dhus"lee/, adv. thus. [1860-65, Amer.; THUS + -LY] Usage. Some speakers and writers regard THUSLY as a pointless synonym for THUS, and they avoid it or use it only for humorous ...
Thutmose I
/thooht moh"seuh, -mohs"/, n. fl. c1500 B.C., Egyptian ruler. Also, Thotmes I, Thothmes I, Thutmosis I /thooht moh"sis/. * * * ▪ king of Egypt flourished 2nd millennium ...
Thutmose II
fl. c1495 B.C., Egyptian ruler, son of Thutmose I, half brother of Thutmose III. Also, Thotmes II, Thothmes II, Thutmosis II. * * * ▪ king of Egypt flourished 2nd millennium ...
Thutmose III
fl. c1475 B.C., Egyptian ruler: conqueror of the Middle East. Also, Thotmes III, Thothmes III, Thutmosis III. * * * died 1426 BC Egyptian king of the 18th dynasty (r. ...
Thutmose IV
▪ king of Egypt flourished 2nd millennium BCE       18th-dynasty (Egypt, ancient) king of ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient) (reigned 1400–1390 BCE) who secured an ...
ThutmoseIII
Thut·mo·se III (tho͞ot-mōʹsə), Died 1450B.C. King of Egypt (1504?-1450) who conquered Syria and much of the Euphrates Valley and brought great wealth to Egypt. * * *
thuya
/thooh"yeuh/, n. thuja. * * *
thwack
—thwacker, n. /thwak/, v.t. 1. to strike or beat vigorously with something flat; whack. n. 2. a sharp blow with something flat. [1520-30; imit.] * * *
Thwaites, Michael Rayner
▪ 2006       Australian poet and intelligence agent (b. May 30, 1915, Brisbane, Queen., Australia—d. Nov. 1, 2005, Canberra, Australia), served 21 years (1950–71) ...
thwart
—thwartedly, adv. —thwarter, n. /thwawrt/, v.t. 1. to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose. 2. to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.). 3. ...
thwarter
See thwart. * * *
thwartly
See thwarter. * * *
Thwing
/twing/, n. Charles Franklin, 1853-1937, U.S. educator and Congregational clergyman. * * *
thy
/dhuy/, pron. the possessive case of thou (used as an attributive adjective before a noun beginning with a consonant sound): thy table. Cf. thine. [1125-75; ME; var. of THINE] * ...
Thyatira
/thuy'euh tuy"reuh/, n. ancient name of Akhisar. * * *
Thyestean
Thy·es·te·an (thī-ĕsʹtē-ən, thī'ĭ-stēʹən) adj. Involving the eating of human flesh; cannibalistic: a Thyestean feast.   [From Thyestes.] * * *
Thyestean banquet
Thyestean banquet or Thyestean feast [thī es′tē ən, thī es′tē ən, thī΄es tē′ən, thī΄es tē′ən] n. 〚in allusion to the Greek tale that after Thyestes ...
Thyestes
—Thyestean /thuy es"tee euhn, thuy'e stee"euhn/, Thyestian, adj. /thuy es"teez/, n. Class. Myth. the brother of Atreus who unknowingly ate the flesh of his own sons when served ...
thylacine
/thuy"leuh suyn', -sin/, n. a wolflike marsupial, Thylacinus cynocephalus, of Tasmania, tan-colored with black stripes across the back: probably extinct. Also called Tasmanian ...
Thylacosmilus
▪ fossil marsupial  extinct genus of carnivorous marsupials (marsupial) found as fossils in deposits dated from about 10 million to 3 million years ago during the late ...
thylakoid
/thuy"leuh koyd'/, n. Cell Biol. a flattened sac or vesicle lined with a pigmented membrane that is the site of photosynthesis, in plants and algae occurring in interconnected ...
thyme
/tuym/; spelling pron. /thuym/, n. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Thymus, of the mint family, including the common garden herb T. vulgaris, a low subshrub having ...
thymectomy
/thuy mek"teuh mee/, n., pl. thymectomies. surgical removal of the thymus gland. [1900-05; THYM(US) + -ECTOMY] * * *
thymic
thymic1 /tuy"mik/; spelling pron. /thuy"mik/, adj. pertaining to or derived from thyme. [1865-70; THYME + -IC] thymic2 /thuy"mik/, adj. of or pertaining to the thymus. [1650-60; ...
thymidine
/thuy"mi deen'/, n. Biochem. a nucleoside, C10H14N2O5, containing thymine and deoxyribose, that is a constituent of DNA. [b. THYMINE and -IDE] * * *
thymine
/thuy"meen, -min/, n. Biochem. a pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, that is one of the principal components of DNA, in which it is paired with adenine. Symbol: T [1890-95; THYM(IC)2 + ...
thymocyte
/thuy"meuh suyt'/, n. Immunol. a cell that develops in the thymus and is the precursor of T cells. [1920-25; THYM(US) + -O- + -CYTE] * * *
thymol
/thuy"mohl, -mawl/, n. Chem., Pharm. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C10H14O, having a pungent, aromatic taste and odor, obtained from the oil distilled ...
thymoma
thy·mo·ma (thī-mōʹmə) n. A usually benign tumor of the thymus, composed of epithelial and lymphoid cells. * * *
thymosin
/thuy"meuh sin/, n. Biochem. a hormone, produced by the thymus gland, that promotes the development of T cells from stem cells. [1966; THYM(US) + -IN2] * * *
thymus
/thuy"meuhs/, n., pl. thymuses, thymi /-muy/. Anat. a ductless, butterfly-shaped gland lying at the base of the neck, formed mostly of lymphatic tissue and aiding in the ...
thymy
/tuy"mee/; spelling pron. /thuy"mee/, adj., thymier, thymiest. of, pertaining to, resembling, or characteristic of thyme: a thymy fragrance. [1720-30; THYME + -Y1] * * *
Thyolo
▪ Malawi formerly  Cholo        town, southern Malawi (Malaŵi), in the Shire Highlands. The town is an administrative and trade centre and processes tea, the ...
Thyone
/thuy"oh nee', thuy"euh-/, n. Class. Myth. Semele, as named by her son Dionysus when he took her from the underworld to Olympus. * * *
thyratron
/thuy"reuh tron'/, n. Electronics. a gas-filled, hot-cathode tube in which one or more control electrodes initiate, but do not limit and cannot interrupt, the flow of ...
thyristor
/thuy ris"teuhr/, n. Electronics. a semiconductor device having two stable states, used as an electronic switch. [1965-70; THYR(ATRON) + (TRANS)ISTOR] * * * ▪ ...
thyro-
a combining form representing thyroid in the formation of compound words: thyrotropin. Also, esp. before a vowel, thyr-. * * *
thyroactive
thy·ro·ac·tive (thīʹrō-ăk'tĭv) adj. Stimulating activity of the thyroid gland: a thyroactive agent. * * *
thyrocalcitonin
☆ thyrocalcitonin [thī΄rō kal΄si tō′nin ] n. 〚 THYRO- + CALCI- + TON(E) + -IN1〛 CALCITONIN * * * thy·ro·cal·ci·to·nin (thī'rō-kăl'sĭ-tōʹnĭn) n. See ...
thyroglobulin
thy·ro·glob·u·lin (thī'rō-glŏbʹyə-lĭn) n. 1. A thyroid protein that is the precursor to iodine-containing hormones and is typically present in the colloid of thyroid ...
thyroid
—thyroidal, adj. —thyroidless, adj. /thuy"royd/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the thyroid gland. 2. of or pertaining to the largest cartilage of the larynx, forming the ...
thyroid function test
▪ medicine       any laboratory procedure that assesses the production of the two active thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), by the thyroid ...
thyroid gland
Anat. a two-lobed endocrine gland, located at the base of the neck that secretes two hormones that regulate the rates of metabolism, growth, and development. Cf. thyroxine, ...
thyroid tumour
▪ medical disorder       any of various benign tumours (adenomas) or malignant tumours (cancers) of the thyroid gland. Most thyroid tumours are adenomas; these have a ...
thyroid-stimulating hormone
/thuy"royd stim'yeuh lay'ting/. Biochem. thyrotropin. Abbr.: TSH [1955-60] * * *
thyroid-stimulatinghormone
thy·roid-stim·u·lat·ing hormone (thīʹroid-stĭm'yə-lā'tĭng) n. Abbr. TSH See thyrotropin. * * *
thyroidal
See thyroid. * * *
thyroidcartilage
thyroid cartilage n. The largest cartilage of the larynx, having two broad processes that join anteriorly to form the Adam's apple. * * *
thyroidectomy
/thuy'roy dek"teuh mee/, n., pl. thyroidectomies. Surg. excision of all or a part of the thyroid gland. [1885-90; THYROID + -ECTOMY] * * *
thyroidgland
thyroid gland anterior view Carlyn Iverson n. A two-lobed endocrine gland found in all vertebrates, located in front of and on either side of the trachea in humans, and ...
thyroidhormone
thyroid hormone n. A hormone, especially thyroxine or triiodothyronine, produced by the thyroid gland. * * *
thyroiditis
/thuy'roy duy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the thyroid gland. [1880-85; THYROID + -ITIS] * * * ▪ disease       any of many inflammatory diseases of the thyroid ...
thyrosis
/thuy roh"sis/, n. any condition resulting from abnormal functioning of the thyroid gland. [THYR(OID) + -OSIS] * * *
thyrotome
/thuy"reuh tohm'/, n. Surg. an instrument for cutting the thyroid cartilage. [THYRO- + -TOME] * * *
thyrotomy
/thuy rot"euh mee/, n., pl. thyrotomies. Surg. incision or splitting of the thyroid cartilage; laryngotomy. Cf. thyroidectomy. [1875-80; THYRO- + -TOMY] * * *
thyrotoxic
—thyrotoxicity /thuy'roh tok sis"i tee/, n. /thuy'roh tok"sik/, adj. Pathol. of or pertaining to a condition caused by excessive thyroid hormone in the system, usually ...
thyrotoxicosis
/thuy'roh tok'si koh"sis/, n. Pathol. See Graves' disease. [1915-20; THYRO- + TOXICOSIS] * * *
thyrotrophic
/thuy'reuh trof"ik, -troh"fik/, adj. capable of stimulating the thyroid gland. Also, thyrotropic /thuy'reuh trop"ik, -troh"pik/. [1920-25; THYRO- + -TROPHIC] * * *
thyrotropic
See thyrotropin. * * *
thyrotropin
/thuy'reuh troh"pin, thuy ro"treuh-/, n. Biochem. an anterior pituitary hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland. Also, thyrotrophin /thuy'reuh troh"fin, thuy ...
thyrotropin-releasing hormone
/thuy'reuh troh"pin ri lee'sing, thuy ro"treuh-/, Biochem. a small peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that controls the release of thyrotropin by the pituitary. Also ...
thyrotropin-releasinghormone
thy·ro·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hormone (thī'rə-trōʹpĭn-rĭ-lē'sĭng, thī-rŏtʹrə-) n. A hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates release of thyrotropin. * ...
thyroxine
/thuy rok"seen, -sin/, n. 1. Biochem. the thyroid gland hormone that regulates the metabolic rate of the body. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the ...
thyrse
/therrs/, n. Bot. a compact branching inflorescence, as of the lilac, in which the main axis is indeterminate and the lateral axes are determinate. Also, thyrsus. [1595-1605; < F ...
thyrsoid
/therr"soyd/, adj. Bot. having somewhat the form of a thyrsus. Also, thyrsoidal. [1820-30; < Gk thyrsoeidés thyrsuslike. See THYRSUS, -OID] * * *
thyrsus
/therr"seuhs/, n., pl. thyrsi /-suy/. 1. Bot. a thyrse. 2. Gk. Antiq. a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes twined with ivy and vine branches, borne by Dionysus and his ...
thysanopteran
/thuy'seuh nop"teuhr euhn, this'euh-/, adj. 1. Also, thysanopterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Thysanoptera, comprising the thrips. n. 2. Also, thysanopteron. a ...
thysanopteron
/thuy'seuh nop"teuh ron', this'euh-/, n., pl. thysanoptera /-teuhr euh/. thysanopteran. * * *
thysanuran
/thuy'seuh noor"euhn, -nyoor"-, this'euh-/, adj. 1. Also, thysanurous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails. n. 2. a thysanuran insect; ...
Thysdrus
▪ Tunisia modern  El Jem   ancient Roman city south of Hadrumetum (modern Sousse) in what is now Tunisia. Although it was originally a native community influenced by ...
thyself
/dhuy self"/, pron. 1. an emphatic appositive to thou or thee. 2. a substitute for reflexive thee. [bef. 900; ME thi self (see THY, SELF (n.)); r. OE the self (see THEE, SELF ...
Thyssen
/tis"euhn/, n. Fritz /frddits/, 1873-1951, German industrialist. * * *
Thyssen AG
▪ German firm       former German corporation that, prior to its 1999 merger with Krupp AG, was the largest steel producer in Europe. It operated ironworks, steelmaking ...
Thyssen Family
▪ German family       one of the world's wealthiest families, its fortune based on a vast iron and steel empire established in the late 19th century.       August ...
Thyssen, Fritz
born Nov. 9, 1873, Mülheim, Ger. died Feb. 8, 1951, Buenos Aires, Arg. German industrialist and financial backer of Adolf Hitler. Thyssen entered the family iron, steel, and ...
Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kaszon, Hans Heinrich, Baron
▪ 2003       Dutch-born Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. April 13, 1921, Scheveningen, Neth.—d. April 27, 2002, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain), amassed one of ...
ThyssenKrupp AG
German steel company. The Krupp firm began in 1811 when Friedrich Krupp (1787–1826) founded a steel plant in Essen, and it remained in family hands for a century and a half. ...
THz
terahertz. * * *
ti
ti1 /tee/, n., pl. tis. Music. 1. the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale. 2. (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone B. Also, te. Cf. sol-fa (def. ...
Ti
Symbol, Chem. titanium. * * * (as used in expressions) Kuang wu ti Huang ti Shih Huang ti t'u ti Wen Ti Wen ti Wu ti Yang ti * * * ▪ plant  in botany, any of the tropical ...
Ti-ts'ang
▪ bodhisattva       in Chinese Buddhism, bodhisattva (buddha-to-be) who is especially committed to delivering the dead from the torments of hell. His name is a ...
TIA
See transient ischemic attack. * * *
Tia Juana
/tee"euh wah"neuh/ Tijuana. * * *
Tiahuanaco
—Tiahuanacan, n. /tee'euh weuh nah"koh/, adj. of or pertaining to a pre-Incan culture existing c300 B.C.-A.D. c900, chiefly in Peru and Bolivia, characterized by the use of ...
Tiamat
/tyah"maht/, n. an Akkadian goddess, the consort of Apsu and mother of the gods. * * * In Mesopotamian mythology, a primal goddess who is a personification of salt water and the ...
Tian
I or T'ien (Chinese; "Heaven") In indigenous Chinese religion, the supreme power reigning over humans and lesser gods. The term refers to a deity, to impersonal nature, or to ...
Tian Han
▪ Chinese author Wade-Giles romanization  T'ien Han , pseudonym of  Tian Shouchang  born March 12, 1898, Changsha, Hunan province, China died December 10, 1968, ...
Tian Shan
/tyahn" shahn"/. See Tien Shan. * * *
Tiananmen Square
/tyahn"ahn"men"/ a large plaza in central Beijing, China: noted esp. as the site of major student demonstrations in 1989 suppressed by the government. Also, Tienanmen Square. * * ...
TiananmenSquare
Tian·an·men Square (tyänʹänʹmĕnʹ) An extensive open area in central Beijing, China, the world's largest public square. Adjacent to the Forbidden City, it has long been ...
Tianjin
/tyahn"jin"/, n. Pinyin. a port in E Hebei province, in NE China. 6,280,000. Also, Tientsin. * * * or T'ien-chin conventional Tientsin Seaport and municipality with provincial ...
Tianjin Massacre
▪ Chinese history       (June 21, 1870), in Tianjin (Tientsin), China, violent outbreak of Chinese xenophobic sentiment that nearly precipitated international warfare ...
Tianlong Shan
▪ cave temples, Shansi, China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ien lung Shan        site in central Shanxi province in China containing a series of Buddhist cave temples ...
tianming
▪ Chinese philosophy Wade-Giles romanization  t'ien ming (Chinese: “mandate of heaven”)        in Chinese Confucian thought, the notion that heaven (tian (T'ien)) ...
Tianqi
▪ emperor of Ming dynasty Wade-Giles romanization  T'ien-ch'i , personal name (xingming)  Zhu Youjiao , posthumous name (shi)  Zhedi , temple name (miaohao)  (Ming) ...
TianShan
Tian Shan (tyänʹ shänʹ) or Tien Shan (tyĕnʹ) A mountain range of central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) east-northeast through Kyrgyzstan, southeast Kazakhstan, ...
Tianshui
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ien-shui        city, southeastern Gansu sheng (province), north-central China. It is situated along the Wei River and was ...
Tiant, Luis
▪ baseball player in full  Luis Clemente Tiant Vega  born Nov. 23, 1940, Marianao, Cuba    professional baseball player who was one of the outstanding pitchers of the ...
Tiantai
Japanese Tendai Buddhist sect founded by Zhiyi in the 6th century AD. Its chief scripture is the Lotus Sutra, and the school is thus known as the Lotus school. Its basic ...
Tiantai Mountains
▪ mountains, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Tiantai Shan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  T'ien-t'ai Shan,  conventional  Tientai Mountains        mountain chain in ...
tiara
—tiaraed, adj. —tiaralike, adj. /tee ar"euh, -ahr"euh, -air"euh/, n. 1. a jeweled, ornamental coronet worn by women. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a head-piece consisting of three ...
Tiaret
▪ Algeria also called (after 1981)  Tihert , formerly  Tagdempt        city, northern Algeria. It lies at the southern end of Ouarsenis Massif (in the Tell Atlas) ...
Tibaldi, Pellegrino
▪ Italian painter also called  Il Pellegrini   born 1527, Puria, duchy of Milan [Italy] died May 27, 1596, Milan       Italian painter, sculptor, and architect who ...
Tibbets, Paul Warfield, Jr.
▪ 2008  brigadier general (ret.), U.S. Army Air Forces born Feb. 23, 1915, , Quincy, Ill. died Nov. 1, 2007, Columbus, Ohio was a colonel when he piloted the B-29 bomber ...
Tibbett
/tib"it/, n. Lawrence (Mervil) /merr"vil/, 1896-1960, U.S. baritone. * * *
Tibbett, Lawrence
orig. Lawrence Mervil Tibbet born Nov. 16, 1896, Bakersfield, Calif., U.S. died July 15, 1960, New York, N.Y. U.S. baritone. He performed as a singing actor before moving into ...
Tibbett,Lawrence Mervil
Tib·bett (tĭbʹĭt), Lawrence Mervil. 1896-1960. American baritone. A principal of the Metropolitan Opera (1925-1950), he was particularly known for his roles in Italian ...
Tiber
/tuy"beuhr/, n. a river in central Italy, flowing through Rome into the Mediterranean. 244 mi. (395 km) long. Italian, Tevere. * * *
Tiber River
Italian Tevere River, Italy. The country's second-longest river, it rises in the Tuscan Apennines, and flows south for 252 mi (405 km), ultimately passing through the city of ...
Tiberian
/tuy bear"ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the emperor Tiberius. 2. of or pertaining to the Sea of Tiberias. [TIBERI(US) or TIBERI(AS) + -AN; cf. L Tiberianus] * * *
Tiberias
/tuy bear"ee euhs/, n. Lake. See Galilee, Sea of. * * * Hebrew Teverya Town (pop., 1995: 35,291) and resort, Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), northeastern Israel. At 689 ft ...
Tiberias, Lake
or Sea of Galilee Freshwater lake, northern Israel. It is 13 mi (21 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide; it lies about 700 ft (212 m) below sea level and receives most of its inflow ...
Tiberias,Lake
Ti·be·ri·as (tī-bîrʹē-əs), Lake See Sea of Galilee. * * *
Tiberius
/tuy bear"ee euhs/, n. (Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar) 42 B.C.-A.D. 37, Roman emperor 14-37. * * * I in full Tiberius (Julius) Caesar Augustus orig. Tiberius Claudius Nero born ...
Tiberius II Constantinus
▪ Byzantine emperor born , Thrace died Aug. 14, 582, Constantinople       Byzantine emperor from 578 who succeeded in defending the empire against the Persians to the ...
Tibesti
Tibesti [ti bes′tē] mountain group of the Sahara, mostly in NW Chad: highest peak, 11,204 ft (3,415 m) * * * ▪ mountains, Africa also called  Tibesti Massif,  or ...
Tibet
/ti bet"/, n. an administrative division of China, N of the Himalayas: prior to 1950 a theocracy under the Dalai Lama; the highest country in the world, average elevation ab. ...
Tibet, Plateau of
▪ plateau, Asia Chinese (Pinyin)  Qingzang Gaoyuan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Ch'ing-tsang Kao-yuan , also called  Tibetan Highlands  or  Qinghai-Tibet ...
Tibet,Plateau of
Tibet, Plateau of An upland region of south-central Asia mostly in Xizang (Tibet) and extending into Xinjiang Uygur, Qinghai, and Sichuan. * * *
Tibetan
/ti bet"n/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Tibet, its inhabitants, or their language. n. 2. a member of the native Mongolian race of Tibet. 3. the Sino-Tibetan language of Tibet, ...
Tibetan antelope
chiru. * * *


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