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Definitions for Thompson
ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm-thomp·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thompson, Homer Thompson, Homer A. Thompson, Homer Armstrong Thompsonnoun

    United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)

  2. Thompson, Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumfordnoun

    English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)


  1. thompson

    In general, Thompson can refer to: 1) A surname of English origin that is very common in English-speaking countries. It literally means "son of Thom or Thomas". 2) The name of several places, such as the city of Thompson in Manitoba, Canada, or Thompson in Connecticut, United States. 3) Thompson submachine gun, an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. 4) In the field of physics, it can refer to J.J. Thompson, a physicist known for his work on the structure of the atom. Hence, related theories or principles may be referred to as "Thompson" (like the Thomson atomic model). 5) Different companies, industries, or products may also be named Thompson, usually named after their founders. The specific context will often determine which "Thompson" is referred to.


  1. Thompson

    Thompson is a city in northern Manitoba. As the "Hub of the North" it serves as the regional trade and service centre of northern Manitoba. Thompson is located 830 km north of the Canada – United States border, 739 km north of the provincial capital of Winnipeg, and is 396 km northeast of Flin Flon. It has a population of 12,829 residents, which also serves as a trade centre for an additional 36,000 - 65,000 Manitobans.

Rap Dictionary

  1. thompsonnoun

    Tommy gun. O.G. Chris Thompson Resident of the 508

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Thompson is ranked #23 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Thompson surname appeared 664,644 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 225 would have the surname Thompson.

    69.7% or 463,789 total occurrences were White.
    23.5% or 156,657 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 16,550 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 15,752 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 8,109 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 3,788 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thompson in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thompson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Thompson in a Sentence

  1. Gary Payton:

    I could watch Klay Thompson shoot the ball all day long.

  2. Klay Thompson:

    It's obviously a nickname I earned and I want to live up to it, at the same time, I don't want to go in there and play hero ball. I'm just going to be in there and be Klay Thompson, do what I've been doing the last few games. I know that will allow us to be successful.

  3. Susan Collins:

    Every woman legislator that I know takes a thick briefing book home every single night, and I remember (former Tennessee Republican) Sen. Fred Thompson … once saying to one of our male colleagues: ‘Susan has a secret. She prepares.’.

  4. Kenan Thompson.Johnson Biden:

    Russia tried that during our last election, too. But it didn't work, well, 40 % of Americans think Kenan Thompson.Johnson Biden lost the election, so it kinda did.

  5. Colleen Thompson:

    Kids who wind up in an orphanage have been through enough trauma in their lives, colleen Thompson future daughter've lived through things many of us can not imagine.

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