American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The symbol for the element thorium.
- abbr. Bible Thessalonians
- abbr. Thursday.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem.: a symbol for thallium: better Tl.
- n. A common English digraph. See T.
- n. An abbreviation of Thursday.
- n. In chem., the symbol for thorium.
- n. A suffix used in forming abstract nouns from adjectives or verbs, as in health from whole or heal, stealth from steal, filth from foul, tilth from till, growth from grow, truth, troth, from true or trow, drouth from dry, highth from high, etc. It is little used as a modern formative, the more recent examples, like blouth, spilth, being chiefly poetical. The words in which it occurs are mostly old, and accordingly often differ somewhat, in their modern form, from the modern form of the original adjective or verb, as filth from foul, drouth from
dry, etc. In many cases the relation of the noun in -th to its original verb is more remote, and is to be explained by the history of the particular word, as in deathfrom the original form of die, ruth from rue, etc. In certain positions the -th becomes -t, and sometimes -d. Some modern forms in -t coexist with forms in -th, as drought, height, beside the now archaic drouth, highth; and in some -t has replaced the earlier -th, as in sight. In many nouns -th is of other, and often obscure, origin, as in north, south, both, etc.
- n. A suffix (-eth after a vowel) used in forming ordinal from cardinal numerals, as in fourth, fifth, sixth, etc., twentieth, thirtieth, hundredth, thousandth, millionth, etc. It appears as -d in third, and was formerly -t in fift, sixt, etc., now fifth, sixth. etc. In first the suffix is the superlative -st. In eighth, pronounced as if spelled
eightth, the radical t is anomalously omitted in spelling.
- n. A suffix (in older form -eth) used in forming the third person singular (and in Middle English all persons plural) of the present indicative of verbs, as in singeth, hopeth, etc., or hath, doth, etc. It remains in archaic use, in poetical and scriptural language, the ordinary modern form being -s, -es, as in sings, hopes, has, does, etc. In Middle English and Anglo-Saxon use it was often contracted with a preceding radical d or t into -t, as fint for findeth, sit for siteth, sitteth, etc.
- n. chemistry Symbol for thorium.
- n. Country code for Thailand.
- n. Abbreviation of Thursday.
- n. Abbreviation of Thessalonians.
GNU Webster's 1913
- In Old English, the article
the, when the following word began with a vowel, was often written with elision as if a part of the word. Thus in Chaucer, the forms thabsence, tharray, thegle, thend, thingot, etc., are found for the absence, the array, the eagle, the end, etc.
- n. the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day
- n. a soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element; isotope 232 is used as a power source in nuclear reactors; occurs in thorite and in monazite sands
“KREEP basalts on the moon are 10-20 ppm Th. There was a single fragment from one of the Apollo missions with 50 ppm Th. The reserve base for terrestrial Th is 1. 2M metric tons, but going to ores as dilute as KREEP basalts would expand the reserve base enormously.”
“Don't be thilly, if Ah'm gonna go, itth to thee that thuperhot George Takei and that hunky Kevin Th-orbo!”
“The Siamese claim to have assumed the name Thăi (free) after they threw off the yoke of the”
“In some parts of the country the word Thâkur is more familiar as their general title.”
“If in the above situation of the tongue and teeth a sound be produced in the mouth, and the sonorous air be forced between them, the sonisibilant Th is formed, as in Thee; and should have an appropriated character as [*].”
“Sullen (the name Th 'Cap'n blessed Her assailant with) turned down one of the many dingy alleyways and his' enforcers 'shoved the women after him.”
“Remaining term Th u original loan term minus the number of payments made.”
“I also picked up a copy of the lovely Tel quel anthology from 1968 entitled Théorie d'ensemble Éditions du Seuil.”
“Her two step-sons are called Théo and Charles Besson.”
“All the other impressions are -- to paraphrase Thénard -- embroideries on this.”
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