from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river, about 257 km (160 mi) long, of southeast Ontario, Canada, flowing southwest to Lake St. Clair. In the War of 1812 Gen. William Henry Harrison defeated British and Native American forces in the Battle of the Thames (October 5, 1813).
- A river of southern England flowing about 338 km (210 mi) eastward to a wide estuary on the North Sea. Navigable for large ships as far as London, it is the principal commercial waterway of the country. In its upper course above Oxford it is often called Isis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. River in southern England flowing 336 km (209 mi.) through London to the North Sea.
- proper n. River in Ontario province, Canada, flowing 258 km (160 mi.) to Lake St. Clair.
- proper n. Estuary in the U.S. State of Connecticut flowing 24 km (15 mi.) past New London to Long Island Sound.
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- n. the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
From Middle English Temese, from Latin Tamesis, ultimately of Celtic origin. The letter h was mistakenly inserted during the Renaissance, to make the word appear as if it was derived from Greek. The pronunciation, though, did not change to /θ/. (Wiktionary)