Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An old Thai measurement of weight, the baht, of about 15 grams.
  • n. A Burmese measurement of weight, the kyattha, of about 16.3293 grams (0.576 ounces).
  • n. The baht, the currency of Siam (now Thailand).
  • n. A former currency of Cambodia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bean-shaped coin of Siam, worth about sixty cents; also, a weight equal to 236 grains troy.
  • n. A money of account in China, reckoning at about $1.60; also, a weight of about four ounces avoirdupois.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weight now used in Burma and Siam, and formerly in many other places in the Indies, equal to about 230 grains troy; also, a current silver coin of Siam, worth 2s. 1d. (about 50 United States cents).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money in Thailand

Etymologies

From Thai, from Malay tikal. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The currency was originally known as the tical; this name was used in the English language text on banknotes until 1925.

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  • Yet he was only 36 when the Surrealists in Paris expelled him from their circle, citing his outsize ego and poli tical apathy.

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  • Most of the SEIU's $44 million comes from the 300,000 of its members who donate $7 monthly to the union poli tical-action committee.

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  • Both tical and baht were originally units of weight and coins were issued in both silver and gold denominated by their weight in baht and its fractions and multiples.

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  • Even the tight line of her lips had an ascetic ecclesias-tical flavour.

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  • "Clearly," wrote Geerdes, "the Tac [tical Squad] cop with his baton is the modern counterpart of the bone-wielding killer ape, while the longhaired hippy represents ... a regression to an earlier, primitive level of development" — but one that promised "intellectually a progression into the future."

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  • Unfortunately, the poli-tical landscape in India leaves little room these days for the play of liberalism as we understand it.

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  • Schriesheim concluded that distinguishing between leader-member and leader-group measurements, although theoretically meaningful, may have little prac tical utility; however, he favored continuing to use available leader-member descriptions rather than leader-group descriptions for theoretical purposes.

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  • Flawed though it may be, education is the key to future success, and no mstter what po;li tical circumstances may arise we must approach this subjecr carefully.

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  • The Powers That Be at Goliath want Next to liberate Schitt from his Poe-tical prison, and to coerce her into the deed, they have eradicated her husband from Time.

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