from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A subfamily of Tai-Kadai languages spoken in southeast Asia and southern China that includes Thai, Lao, and Shan.
  • noun A member of any of the Tai-speaking peoples of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, China, and Vietnam.
  • adjective Of or relating to Tai, its speakers, or their culture.
  • Lake,A lake of east-central China west of Shanghai. Its basin is one of China's richest agricultural areas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Japanese bream, Chrysophrys cardinalis or Pagrus cardinalis, found in or at the mouths of Chinese and Japanese rivers, from Fuhkien in China to Saghalin. It is one of the best fishes of the Japanese, and is of a beautiful deep-red to a brown red gold-color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Designating, or pertaining to, the chief linguistic stock of Indo-China, including the peoples of Siamese and Shan speech. It includes the Thai language.
  • noun A member of one of the tribes of the Tai stock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A male given name

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

  • adjective of or relating to the languages of the Thai people
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people
  • noun the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
  • adjective of or relating to Thailand
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Thailand


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