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ˈtɒm əs; ˈdɪl ənthomas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thomas, Seth Thomasnoun

    United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)

  2. Thomas, Norman Thomas, Norman Mattoon Thomasnoun

    United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)

  3. Thomas, Lowell Thomas, Lowell Jackson Thomasnoun

    a radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981)

  4. Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Dylan Marlais Thomasnoun

    Welsh poet (1914-1953)

  5. Thomas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, doubting Thomas, Thomas the doubting Apostlenoun

    the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes


  1. Thomasnoun

    An infidel (used by Christians in reference to the Apostle).

  2. Thomasnoun

    An Apostle, best remembered for doubting the resurrection of Jesus.

  3. Thomasnoun

    of biblical origin, popular since the 13th century.


  1. Thomas

    Thomas is a common masculine given name derived from the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma), meaning "twin." It is found in various cultures and languages, and is often associated with the biblical figure Thomas the Apostle. The name Thomas can also carry different meanings and connotations depending on the cultural context and individual interpretation.



    THOMAS is the database of United States Congress legislative information. It is operated by the Library of Congress and was launched in January 1995 at the inception of the 104th Congress. It is a comprehensive, Internet-accessible source of information on the activities of Congress, including: ⁕Bills & resolutions ⁕The texts of bills and resolutions ⁕Summaries and status ⁕Voting results, including how individual members voted ⁕Congressional Record, including the daily digest ⁕Presidential nominations ⁕Treaties The database is named after Thomas Jefferson, who was the third President of the United States. It seems there is no reason its name is in all upper-case letters. According to some sources, 'THOMAS' is an acronym for "The House [of Representatives] Open Multimedia Access System", but as of November 2006 this text is not apparent anywhere in the THOMAS Web site. This explanation may be a backronym. The website allows users to share legislative information via several social networking sites, and there have been proposals for an application programming interface.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas is ranked #16 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Thomas surname appeared 756,142 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 256 would have the surname Thomas.

    52.6% or 397,958 total occurrences were White.
    38.7% or 293,005 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 19,508 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 19,206 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 18,450 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 8,091 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thomas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1512

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thomas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2808

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thomas in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thomas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thomas in a Sentence

  1. Garett Bolles:

    Demaryius Thomas was one of the first people to reach out to me when I got drafted, still have the message that Demaryius Thomas left on my phone, i played it yesterday. I know if Demaryius Thomas was here today, one thing Demaryius Thomas'd tell me is' just keep working.' That's one thing Demaryius Thomas always did, Demaryius Thomas was always working, Demaryius Thomas was always the hardest worker.

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House-with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

  3. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Interestingly enough,” said Alahverdian, “Thomas Wolfe thought he was one with the gods. But this was to be expected with a writer of his stature and talent. Thomas Wolfe had what is colloquially known as the “God complex” — that is, he felt that because of his God-like stature, his writing could save the world and cure it of its ailments.”

  4. Frank Milstead:

    Thomas Yoxall didn't help Trooper Ed Andersson out based on whose side Thomas Yoxall was on. Thomas Yoxall did it because it was a gut instinct that told Thomas Yoxall Thomas Yoxall needed to get involved, it's beautiful, it's pure.

  5. Lance Armstrong:

    Honestly, Geoff Thomas started a great thing. The cause is near and dear for Geoff Thomas, geoff Thomas came to Austin and talked to me about what they're doing and asked me to come. Geoff Thomas made a real passionate effort so I decided to do it.

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