Dictionary: THY'MY – TICK'ING

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THY'MY, a.

Abounding with thyme; fragrant.

THY'ROID, a. [Gr. θυρεος, a shield, and ειδος, form.]

Resembling a shield; applied to one of the cartilages of the larynx, so called from its figure, to a gland situated near that cartilage, and to the arteries and veins of the gland. Cyc. The thyroid cartilage constitutes the anterior, superior, and largest part of the larynx. Hooper. The thyroid gland is situated on the sides and front of the lower part of the larynx, and the upper part of the trachea. It is copiously supplied with blood, but is not known to furnish any secretion. It is the seat of the bronchocele or goiter. Hooper. Parr.

THYRSE, or THYR'SUS, n. [L. thyrsus; Gr. θυρσος.]

  1. In botany, a species of inflorescence; a panicle contracted into an ovate form, or a dense or close panicle, more or less of an ovate figure, as in the lilac. Martyn. Smith.
  2. A panicle, whose middle branches are longer than those of the base and apex. Lindley.


Having somewhat the form of a thyrsus.

THYS-AN-U'RANS, n. [plur. Gr. θυσάνουρος, having a long bushy tail.]

An order of apterous insects, supported by six feet, that undergo no metamorphosis, and have, in addition, particular organs of motion, either on the sides, or at the extremity of the abdomen. Cuvier.

THY-SELF', pron. [thy and self.]

A pronoun used after thou, to express distinction with emphasis. “Thou thyself shalt go;” that is, thou shalt go and no other. It is sometimes used without thou, and in the nominative as well as objective case. These goods thyself can on Myself bestow. Dryden.

TI-A'RA, n. [Fr. tiere; L. Sp. and It. tiara; Gr. τιαρα; Sax. tyr. See Syr. ܚܕܪ chadar, Class Dr, No. 15, and Heb. עטר atar, No. 34. From the former probably the Latins had their cidaris, and tiara from the latter; the same word with different prefixes.]

  1. An ornament or article of dress with which the ancient Persians covered their heads; a kind of turban. As different authors describe it, it must have been of different forms. The kings of Persia alone had a right to wear it straight or erect; the lords and priests wore it depressed, or turned down on the fore side. Xenophon says the tiara was encompassed with the diadem, at least in ceremonials. Cyc.
  2. An ornament worn by the Jewish high priest. Exod. xxviii.
  3. The pope's triple crown. The tiara and keys are the badges of the papal dignity; the tiara of his civil rank, and the keys of his jurisdiction. It was formerly a round high cap. It was afterward encompassed with a crown, then with a second and a third. Cyc.

TI'A-RED, a.

Adorned with a tiara.

TIB'I-A, n. [L.]

The largest of the two bones which form the second segment of the leg. Brande.

TIB'I-AL, a. [L. tibia, a flute, and the large bone of the leg.]

  1. Pertaining to the large bone of the leg; as, the tibial artery; tibial nerve. Med. Repos.
  2. Pertaining to a pipe or flute.

TIB'U-RO, n.

A fish of the shark kind.

TIC-DOULOUREUX, n. [Tic douloureux; Fr.]

A painful affection of a nerve, coming on in sudden attacks, usually in the head.

TICE, v.

for Entice. [Not in use.] Beaum.

TICK, n.1 [In Gaelic, doigh is trust. But I suspect tick to signify a cut, a notch, W. twc, from the manner of keeping accounts among unlettered men. See Dock and Ticket.]

Credit; trust; as, to buy upon tick. Locke.

TICK, n.2 [Fr. tique; G. zecke; It. zecca.]

A little animal of a livid color and globose-ovate form, that infests sheep, dogs, goats, cows, &c., a species of Acarus. Cyc.

TICK, n.3 [D. teek, tyk; probably from covering, L. tego, Eng. to deck; Russ. tik, tent-cloth.]

The cover or case of a bed, which contains the feathers, wool or other material.

TICK, v.i.1 [from tick, credit.]

  1. To run upon score.
  2. To trust. Arbuthnot.

TICK, v.i.2 [D. tikken. It coincides in elements with L. tango, tago.]

To beat; to pat; or to make a small noise by beating or otherwise; as a watch.


A small bean employed in feeding horses and other animals. Cyc.


Cloth for bed-ticks or cases for beds.

TICK'ET, n. [Fr. etiquette; W. tocyn, a short piece or slip, a ticket, from tociaw, to curtail, to clip, to dock. We have dock and docket from the same root. It denotes a piece or slip of paper.]

  1. A piece of paper or a card, which gives the holder a right of admission to some place; as, a ticket for the play-house or for other exhibition.
  2. A piece of paper or writing, acknowledging some debt, or a certificate that something is due to the holder. Spenser.
  3. A piece of paper bearing some number in a lottery, which entitles the owner to receive such prize as may be drawn against that number. When it draws no prize, it is said to draw a blank, and the holder has nothing to receive.

TICK'ET, v.t.

To distinguish by a ticket. Bentley.


Distinguished by a ticket.


Distinguishing by a ticket.

TICK'ING, ppr.

  1. Beating; patting.
  2. Trusting; scoring.