Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Siam; Thai.
  • adj. Closely connected or very similar; twin.
  • adj. Of or being a Y-shaped dual connection between two pipes or hoses and a larger pipe or hose.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Siam; a Thai.
  • n. The Thai language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to Siam; Thai
  • adj. Of a connection of tubes or hoses shaped like a letter Y.
  • proper n. The Thai language
  • n. The Siamese cat
  • n. An inhabitant of Siam

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Siam; pl., the people of Siam.
  • n. The language of the Siamese.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the kingdom, the people, or (in a limited sense) the dominant race of Siam.
  • n. singular and plural An inhabitant or a native, or inhabitants or natives, of Siam, a kingdom of Farther India, or Indo-China: specifically, a member or the members of the dominant race of the kingdom, who constitute less than half of the population.
  • n. The prevalent language of Siam, which in its basis is monosyllabic and inflexible, exceptionally abounding in homonyms distinguishable only by variations of tone.
  • To join in the manner of the Siamese twins; inosculate. Compare Siamese coupling, under Siamese.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the languages of the Thai people
  • adj. of or relating to Thailand
  • n. a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip
  • n. a branch of the Tai languages
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people
  • n. an inlet with two or more couplings to which a hose can be attached so that fire engines can pump water into the sprinkler system of a building
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Thailand

Etymologies

After Siam (Thailand).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • The term Siamese twin is no longer used, but was coined in the 1800s for the Thai born Chang and Eng bunker, arguably the most famous conjoined twins ever.

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  • That Siamese is still there, to the amazement of all of the workers.

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  • Time and again, my singing failed to impress the coldhearted, velvet-haired, blue-eyed bitch they call Siamese.

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  • All this means that certainly the British have something to say in Siamese politics and they have the means to bring strong pressure to bear upon the Siamese.

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  • This little Siamese is not only beautiful, with big blue eyes, she has a mind of her own, and does not obey like the dog does.

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  • The clerk gently assures me that the aquarium decoration is perfectly safe and a great holiday gift for our family pet, a blue Betta fish, also known as a Siamese fighting fish.

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  • So, the language that was called Siamese in the 18th century is now properly called Thai.

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  • This combo solution is known as Siamese in networking lingo, and its pretty unique to NTL.

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  • This introduces a category of what one might call Siamese objects.

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