English dictionary


Thai |ˈtaɪ| — a native or inhabitant of Thailand

Thalia |ˈθeɪljə| — (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry

thallium |ˈθæliəm| — a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron ores

thane |ˈθeɪn| — a feudal lord or baron

thank |θæŋk| — express gratitude or show appreciation to

thankful |ˈθæŋkfl| — feeling or showing gratitude

thankfully |ˈθæŋkfəli| — in a thankful manner; with thanks

thankfulness |ˈθæŋkfəlnəs| — warm friendly feelings of gratitude

thankless |ˈθæŋkləs| — not likely to be rewarded

thanks |θæŋks| — an acknowledgment of appreciation

thanksgiving |ˌθæŋksˈɡɪvɪŋ| — fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag

thatch |θætʃ| — hair resembling thatched roofing material

thaumaturge |ˈθɔːməˌtɜːdʒ| — one who practices magic or sorcery

thaw |θɔː| — the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid

theater |ˈθiət̬ər| — a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

theatergoer |ˈθiːtərɡoər| — someone who attends the theater

theatre |ˈθiːətər| — a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

theatregoer |ˈθɪətəɡoʊər| — someone who attends the theater

theatrical |θiˈætrɪkl| — a performance of a play

theatricality |θiˌætrəˈkæləti| — an artificial and mannered quality

theatrically |θiˈætrɪkəli| — in a stagy and theatrical manner

theft |θeft| — the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

theism |ˈθiːɪzəm| — the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

thematic |θɪˈmætɪk| — relating to or constituting a topic of discourse

thematically |θəˈmætɪkli| — with regard to thematic content

theme |θiːm| — the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

Themis |ˈθiːmɪs| — (Greek mythology) the Titaness who was goddess of justice in ancient mythology

then |ðen| — that time; that moment

thenar |ˈθiːnə| — the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb

thence |ðens| — from that place or from there

thenceforth |ˌðensˈfɔːrθ| — from that time on

theocracy |θiˈɑːkrəsi| — a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)

theocratic |ˌθiəˈkrætɪk| — of or relating to or being a theocracy

theodolite |θiˈɑːdəlaɪt| — a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

theologian |ˌθiːəˈloʊdʒən| — someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

theological |ˌθiːəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — of or relating to or concerning theology

theologically |ˌθiəˈlɑːdʒɪkəli| — as regards theology

theology |θiˈɑːlədʒi| — the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

theorem |ˈθiːərəm| — a proposition deducible from basic postulates

theoretic |θɪəˈretɪk| — concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

theoretical |ˌθiːəˈretɪkl| — concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

theoretically |ˌθiəˈretɪkəli| — in theory; according to the assumed facts

theoretician |ˌθiərəˈtɪʃən| — someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

theorist |ˈθiːərɪst| — someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

theorize |ˈθiːəraɪz| — to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

theory |ˈθɪri| — a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

therapeutic |ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪk| — a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

therapeutical |ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪkəl| — relating to or involved in therapy

therapeutics |ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪks| — branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease

therapist |ˈθerəpɪst| — a person skilled in a particular type of therapy

therapy |ˈθerəpi| — (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

there |ðer| — a location other than here; that place

thereabout |ˈðeərəbaʊt| — near that time or date

thereabouts |ˌðerəˈbaʊts| — near that time or date

thereafter |ˌðerˈæftər| — from that time on

thereby |ˌðerˈbaɪ| — by that means or because of that

therefor |ðeˈfɔːr| — (in formal usage, especially legal usage) for that or for it

therefore |ˈðerfɔːr| — (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

therefrom |ˌðerˈfrʌm| — from that circumstance or source

therein |ˌðerˈɪn| — (formal) in or into that thing or place

thereof |ˌðerˈʌv| — of or concerning this or that

thereon |ˌðerˈɑːn| — on that

thereto |ˌðerˈtuː| — to that

theretofore |ðertəˈfɔːr| — up to that time

therewith |ˌðerˈwɪð| — with that or this or it

therewithal |ˈðeəwɪðɔːrl| — together with all that; besides

therm |θɜːrm| — a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units

thermal |ˈθɜːrml| — rising current of warm air

thermic |ˈθɜːrmɪk| — relating to or associated with heat

thermochemistry |ˌθɜːrmoʊˈkemɪstriː| — the branch of chemistry that studies the relation between chemical action and the amount of heat absorbed or generated

thermocouple |ˈθɜːrmoʊkʌpəl| — a kind of thermometer consisting of two wires of different metals that are joined at both ends; one junction is at the temperature to be measured and the other is held at a fixed lower temperature; the current generated in the circuit is proportional to t

thermodynamic |ˌθɝːmoʊdaɪˈnæmɪks| — of or concerned with thermodynamics

thermodynamics |ˌθɜːrmoʊdaɪˈnæmɪks| — the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

thermoelectric |θɜːrmoʊɪˈlektrɪk| — involving or resulting from thermoelectricity

thermoelectrical  — involving or resulting from thermoelectricity

thermoelectricity |ˌθɜːrmoʊɪlekˈtrɪsɪtiː| — electricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)

thermograph |ˈθɜːrməɡræf| — medical instrument that uses an infrared camera to reveal temperature variations on the surface of the body

thermometer |θərˈmɑːmɪtər| — measuring instrument for measuring temperature

thermonuclear |ˌθɜːrmoʊˈnuːkliər| — using nuclear weapons based on fusion as distinguished from fission

thermopile |ˈθɜːrməˌpaɪl| — a kind of thermometer for measuring heat radiation; consists of several thermocouple junctions in series

thermoplastic |ˌθɜːrmoʊˈplæstɪk| — a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled

thermos |ˈθɜːrməs| — vacuum flask that preserves temperature of hot or cold drinks

thermostat |ˈθɜːrməstæt| — a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat

thermotropism |θɜːrˈmɑːtrəˌpɪzəm| — an orienting response to warmth

thesaurus |θɪˈsɔːrəs| — a book containing a classified list of synonyms

thesis |ˈθiːsɪs| — an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

Thespian |ˈθespiən| — a theatrical performer

theta |ˈθiːtə| — the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet

Thetis |ˈθiːtəs| — (Greek mythology) one of the 50 Nereids; mother of Achilles by Peleus

theurgy |ˈθiːɜːrdʒiː| — the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs

thick |θɪk| — the location of something surrounded by other things

thick-skinned |ˈθɪkˈskɪnd| — insensitive to criticism

thick-skulled |ˈskʌld| — (used informally) stupid

thicken |ˈθɪkən| — make thick or thicker

thickened |ˈθɪkənd| — made or having become thick

thickening |ˈθɪkənɪŋ| — any material used to thicken

thicket |ˈθɪkɪt| — a dense growth of bushes

thickhead |ˈθɪkhed| — Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call

thickheaded |ˌθɪkˈhedɪd| — (used informally) stupid

thickly |ˈθɪkli| — spoken with poor articulation as if with a thick tongue

thickness |ˈθɪknəs| — the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

thickset |θɪkˈset| — having a short and solid form or stature

thief |θiːf| — a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

thieve |θiːv| — take by theft

thievery |ˈθiːvəri| — the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

thievish |ˈθiːvɪʃ| — given to thievery

thievishly |ˈθiːvɪʃli| — in a manner characteristic of a thief

thigh |θaɪ| — the part of the leg between the hip and the knee

thighbone |ˈθaɪboʊn| — the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee

thill |ˈθɪl| — one of two shafts extending from the body of a cart or carriage on either side of the animal that pulls it

thimble |ˈθɪmbl| — as much as a thimble will hold

thimbleful |ˈθɪmblfʊl| — as much as a thimble will hold

thin |θɪn| — lose thickness; become thin or thinner

thin out |ˈθɪn ˈaʊt| — make sparse

thin-skinned |ˈθɪn ˈskɪnd| — quick to take offense

thing |θɪŋ| — a special situation

things |ˈθɪŋz| — any movable possession (especially articles of clothing)

thingumabob |ˈθɪŋəməbɑːb| — something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

thingumajig |ˈθɪŋəmədʒɪɡ| — something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

thingummy |ˈθɪŋəmi| — something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

think |θɪŋk| — an instance of deliberate thinking

think out |ˈθɪŋk ˈaʊt| — consider carefully and rationally

think over |ˈθɪŋk ˈoʊvr̩| — reflect deeply on a subject

think up |ˈθɪŋk ʌp| — devise or invent

thinkable |ˈθɪŋkəbl| — capable of being conceived or imagined or considered

thinker |ˈθɪŋkər| — an important intellectual

thinking |ˈθɪŋkɪŋ| — the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

thinly |ˈθɪnli| — without force or sincere effort

thinner |ˈθɪnər| — a diluting agent

thinness |ˈθɪnnəs| — relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

thinning |ˈθɪnɪŋ| — the act of diluting something

third |θɜːrd| — one of three equal parts of a divisible whole

third-rate |ˈθɝːd reɪt| — of lesser quality than second-rate

third-rater |θɝːd ˈreɪtər| — one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior

thirdly |ˈθɜːrdli| — in the third place

thirst |θɜːrst| — a physiological need to drink

thirsty |ˈθɜːrsti| — needing moisture

thirteen |ˌθɜːrˈtiːn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one

thirteenth |ˌθɜːrˈtiːnθ| — position 13 in a countable series of things

thirties |ˈθɜrt̬iz| — the time of life between 30 and 40

thirtieth |ˈθɜrt̬iɪθ| — position 30 in a countable series of things

thirty |ˈθɜːrti| — the cardinal number that is the product of ten and three

thirty-eight  — being eight more than thirty

thirty-five  — being five more than thirty

thirty-four  — being four more than thirty

thirty-nine  — being nine more than thirty

thirty-one  — being one more than thirty

thirty-seven  — being seven more than thirty

thirty-six  — being six more than thirty

thirty-three  — being three more than thirty

thirty-two  — being two more than thirty

thistle |ˈθɪsl| — any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves

thistledown |ˈθɪsldaʊn| — pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seed-like fruit of a thistle

thither |ˈðɪðər| — to or toward that place; away from the speaker

thole |θoʊl| — a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

tholepin |ˈθoʊlpɪn| — a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Thomas |ˈtɑːməs| — United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)

thong |θɔːŋ| — leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

thoracic |θɔːˈræsɪk| — of or relating to the chest or thorax

thorax |ˈθɔːræks| — the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen

thorite |θɔːraɪt| — a radioactive mineral consisting of thorium silicate; it is a source of thorium that is found in coarse granite

thorium |ˈθɔːriəm| — 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

thorn |θɔːrn| — something that causes irritation and annoyance

thorny |ˈθɔːrni| — bristling with perplexities

thorough |ˈθɜːroʊ| — painstakingly careful and accurate

thoroughbred |ˈθɜːroʊbred| — a well-bred person

thoroughfare |ˈθɜːroʊfer| — a public road from one place to another

thoroughgoing |ˌθɜːroʊˈɡoʊɪŋ| — performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

thoroughly |ˈθɜːrəli| — in an exhaustive manner

thoroughness |ˈθɝːoʊnəs| — conscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task

thou |ðaʊ| — the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

though |ðoʊ| — (postpositive) however

thought |θɔːt| — the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

thoughtful |ˈθɔːtfl| — having intellectual depth

thoughtfully |ˈθɒtfəli| — in a thoughtful manner

thoughtless |ˈθɔːtləs| — without care or thought for others

thoughtlessly |ˈθɔːtləsli| — in a thoughtless manner

thoughtlessness |ˈθɔːtləsnəs| — the quality of failing to be considerate of others

thousand |ˈθaʊznd| — the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

thousandth |ˈθɑʊzənθ| — position 1,000 in a countable series of things

thraldom |ˈθrɑːldəm| — the state of being under the control of another person

thrall |θrɔːl| — the state of being under the control of another person

thrash |θræʃ| — a swimming kick used while treading water

thrash about |ˈθræʃ əˈbaʊt| — move or stir about violently

thrash out |ˈθræʃ ˈaʊt| — discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement

thrasher |ˈθræʃər| — a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw

thrashing |ˈθræʃɪŋ| — a sound defeat

thread |θred| — a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

threadbare |ˈθredber| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

threaded |ˈθredəd| — (of bolts or screws) having screw threads

threader |ˈθredə| — a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

threadlike |ˈθredlaɪk| — thin in diameter; resembling a thread

threadworm |ˈθredwɜːrm| — small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children

thready |ˈθrediː| — forming viscous or glutinous threads

threat |θret| — something that is a source of danger

threaten |ˈθretn| — pose a threat to; present a danger to

threatened |ˈθretənd| — (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

threatening |ˈθretnɪŋ| — threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

three |θriː| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

three-cornered |θriː ˈkɔːrnəd| — having three corners

three-decker |θriː ˈdekər| — made with three slices of usually toasted bread

three-dimensional |ˌθriː dɪˈmenʃnəl| — involving or relating to three dimensions or aspects; giving the illusion of depth

three-fold |ˈθriːfoʊld| — three times as great or many

three-fourths  — three of four equal parts

three-lane |ˈθriː leɪn| — having a lane for traffic in each direction and a center lane for passing

three-legged |ˈθriː leɡɪd| — having or as if having three legs

three-piece |ˈθriː piːs| — (of clothing) made in or consisting of three parts or pieces

three-ply |ˈθriː plaɪ| — having a thickness made up of three layers or strands

three-quarters |θriː ˈkwɔːrtəz| — three of four equal parts

three-way |weɪ| — involving three parties or elements

threefold |ˈθriːfoʊld| — by a factor of three

threepence |ˌθriːˈpens| — former cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom equal to three pennies

threepenny |ˈθrepəni| — used of nail size; 1 1/8 in long

threescore |θriːskɔːr| — a set with 3 times 20 members

threesome |ˈθriːsəm| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

threnody |ˈθrenədi| — a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

thresh |θreʃ| — move or stir about violently

thresher |ˈθreʃər| — a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw

threshing |ˈθreʃɪŋ| — the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw

threshold |ˈθreʃhoʊld| — the starting point for a new state or experience

thrice |θraɪs| — three times

thrift |θrɪft| — any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers

thriftily |ˈθrɪftɪli| — in a thrifty manner

thriftiness  — frugality in the expenditure of money or resources

thriftless |ˈθrɪftləs| — careless of the future

thriftlessness |ˈθrɪftləsnəs| — the trait of wasting resources

thrifty |ˈθrɪfti| — mindful of the future in spending money

thrill |θrɪl| — the swift release of a store of affective force

thrilled |θrɪld| — feeling intense pleasurable excitement

thriller |ˈθrɪlər| — a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie

thrilling |ˈθrɪlɪŋ| — causing a surge of emotion or excitement

thrive |θraɪv| — grow vigorously

thriving |ˈθraɪvɪŋ| — very lively and profitable

throat |θroʊt| — the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone

throaty |ˈθroʊti| — sounding as if pronounced low in the throat

throb |θrɑːb| — a deep pulsating type of pain

throbbing |ˈθrɑːbɪŋ| — an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

throe |θroʊ| — severe spasm of pain

throes |θroʊz| — violent pangs of suffering

thrombosis |θrɑːmˈboʊsɪs| — the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel

thrombus |ˈθrɒmbəs| — a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin

throne |θroʊn| — the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.

throng |θrɔːŋ| — a large gathering of people

throstle |ˈθrɒsəl| — a spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of cotton or wool continuously

throttle |ˈθrɑːtl| — a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

through |θruː| — from beginning to end

throughout |θruːˈaʊt| — from first to last

throughput |ˈθruːpʊt| — output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)

throughway |ˈθruːweɪ| — a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

throw |θroʊ| — the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

throw away |ˈθroʊ əˈweɪ| — throw or cast away

throw back |ˈθroʊ ˈbæk| — throw back with a quick, light motion

throw in |ˈθroʊ ɪn| — add as an extra or as a gratuity

throw off |ˈθroʊ ˈɒf| — get rid of

throw out |ˈθroʊ ˈaʊt| — force to leave or move out

throw up |ˈθroʊ ʌp| — eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

throwaway |ˈθroʊəweɪ| — (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

throwback |ˈθroʊbæk| — an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism

thrower |ˈθroʊər| — a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn

thrown |θroʊn| — caused to fall to the ground

throwster |ˈθroʊstər| — a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn

thrum |ˈθrʌm| — a thrumming sound

thrush |θrʌʃ| — candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults

thrust |θrʌst| — the force used in pushing

thrust out |ˈθrʌst ˈaʊt| — push to thrust outward

thrusting |ˈθrʌstɪŋ| — a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

thruway |ˈθruˌweɪ| — a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

thud |θʌd| — a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

thug |θʌɡ| — an aggressive and violent young criminal

thuggee |ˈθʌɡiː| — murder and robbery by thugs

thuggery |ˈθʌɡəri| — violent or brutal acts as of thugs

thuja |ˈθuːdʒə| — red cedar

thulium |ˈθuːliəm| — a soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group; isotope 170 emits X-rays and is used in small portable X-ray machines; it occurs in monazite and apatite and xenotime

thumb |θʌm| — the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

thumbed |ˈθʌmd| — (of pages) worn or soiled by thumb and fingers by frequent handling or turning

thumbnail |ˈθʌmneɪl| — the nail of the thumb

thumbprint |ˈθʌmprɪnt| — fingerprint made by the thumb (especially by the pad of the thumb)

thumbscrew |ˈθʌmskruː| — instrument of torture that crushes the thumb

thumbtack |ˈθʌmtæk| — a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board

thump |θʌmp| — a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

thumping |ˈθʌmpɪŋ| — a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

thunder |ˈθʌndər| — a deep prolonged loud noise

thunderbird |ˈθəndərˌbərd| — (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird

thunderbolt |ˈθʌndərboʊlt| — a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

thunderclap |ˈθʌndərklæp| — a single sharp crash of thunder

thundercloud |ˈθʌndərklaʊd| — a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms

Thunderer |ˈθʌndərə| — an epithet for Jupiter

thundering |ˈθʌndərɪŋ| — sounding like thunder

thunderous |ˈθʌndərəs| — loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

thunderstorm |ˈθʌndərstɔːrm| — a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning

thundery |ˈθʌndəri| — loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

thurible |ˈθjʊərəbəl| — a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)

thurify |ˈθjʊərɪfaɪ| — perfume especially with a censer

Thursday |ˈθɜːrzdeɪ| — the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day

thus |ðʌs| — an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

thwack |θwæk| — a hard blow with a flat object

thwart |θwɔːrt| — a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

thyme |taɪm| — any of various mints of the genus Thymus

thyroid |ˈθaɪrɔɪd| — located near the base of the neck

thyrsus |ˈθɜːsəs| — a dense flower cluster (as of the lilac or horse chestnut) in which the main axis is racemose and the branches are cymose