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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thames, River Thames, Thames Rivernoun

    the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea

Wiktionary

  1. Thamesnoun

    River in southern England flowing 336 km (209 mi.) through London to the North Sea.

    Etymology: From Temese, from Tamesis, ultimately of 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 .

  2. Thamesnoun

    River in Ontario province, Canada, flowing 258 km (160 mi.) to Lake St. Clair.

    Etymology: From Temese, from Tamesis, ultimately of 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 .

  3. Thamesnoun

    Estuary in the U.S. State of Connecticut flowing 24 km (15 mi.) past New London to Long Island Sound.

    Etymology: From Temese, from Tamesis, ultimately of 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 .

Freebase

  1. Thames

    Thames is a town at the southwestern end of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island. It is located on the Firth of Thames close to the mouth of the Waihou River. The town is the seat of the Thames-Coromandel District Council. The Māori iwi are Ngāti Maru, who are descendants of Marutuahu's son Te Ngako. Ngāti Maru is part of the Ngati Marutuahu confederation of tribes or better known as Hauraki Iwi. Many people migrated to Thames at its peak, and it was soon the second-largest city in New Zealand. However, as the gold began to diminish, so did the number of inhabitants, and although Thames never shrank, it has never grown much either. It is still the biggest town on the Coromandel. The population in the 2006 census was 6,756, an increase of 51 since 2001.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Thames

    the most important river of Great Britain, formed by the junction at Lechdale of four head-streams—the Isis, Churn, Coln, and Leach—which spring from the SE. slope of the Cotswold Hills; winds across the southern midlands eastwards till in a wide estuary it enters the North Sea; forms the boundary-line between several counties, and passes Oxford, Windsor, Eton, Richmond, London, Woolwich, and Gravesend; navigable for barges to Lechdale, and for ocean steamers to Tilbury Docks; tide is felt as far as Teddington, 80 m.; length estimated at 250 m.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Thames

    To assert that this name has been derived from the Latin (?) Thamesis, “the broad Isis,” or that it expresses the conjunction of the Thame and the Isis, is ridiculous. The word is wholly Celtic, from tam, smooth, and esis, one of the many variants of the original uisg, water. It is quite true that that portion of our noble river which flows past Oxford is called the Isis, but the name is scholastic only, and cannot be found in any ancient charter or historical document. Thames simply means smooth water, or, if we care to admit it, “the smooth Isis.”

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Thames' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4636

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thames in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thames in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Thames in a Sentence

  1. David Nichols:

    This is akin to shutting the Thames Barrier after a storm surge, we need to give communities most at risk of flooding a chance to defend their homes before extreme weather strikes.

  2. Queen Swan Marker David Barber:

    Swan Upping is the way of monitoring the welfare of the Thames swans, it dates right back to the 12th century when swans then were eaten, they were an important food; but of course today it is all about conservation and education.

  3. Jill McCullough:

    Andrew Jack lived on one of the oldest working houseboats on the Thames, Jill McCullough was fiercely independent but madly in love with Jill McCullough wife, also a dialect coach, Gabrielle Rogers.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only discovery and fulfillment of one's destiny to set thames on fire i.e. to achieve something amazing or exceptional or to do something which can bring great public acclaim. Yes! discovery and fulfillment of your destiny will surely and eventually make you to be celebrated and recognized not just by the public alone. But by the world at large and even the posterity. -Emeasoba George

  5. David Barber:

    The law states that the queen can own any swan swimming in open waters if she so wishes, but she mainly exercises that right on the River Thames, today swan upping is about conservation and education.

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