Dictionary: THIR-TEENTH – THO-RI'A

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THIR-TEENTH, a. [thur'teenth. supra.]

The third after the tenth; the ordinal of thirteen; as, the thirteenth day of the month.

THIR-TEENTH, n. [thur'teenth.]

In music, an interval forming the octave of the sixth, or sixth of the octave. Busby.

THIR'TI-ETH, a. [thur'tieth; from thirty; Sax. thrittigotha.]

The tenth threefold; the ordinal of thirty; as, the thirtieth day of the month.

THIR-TY, a. [thur'ty; Sax. thrittig; G. dreissig; D. dertig.]

Thrice ten; ten three times repeated; or twenty and ten. The month of June consists of thirty days. Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh.

THIS, a. [definitive adjective, or substitute; plur. These. Sax. this; Dan. plur. disse; Sw. dessa, desse; G. das, dessen; D. deeze, dit.]

  1. This is a definitive, or definitive adjective, denoting something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned. Is this your younger brother? What trespass is this which ye have committed? Who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? – John ix. When they heard this, they were pricked to the heart. – Acts ii. In the latter passage, this is a substitute for what had preceded, viz. the discourse of Peter just delivered. In like manner, this often represents a word, a sentence, or clause, or a series of sentences or events. In some cases, it refers to what is future, or to be immediately related. But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. – Matth. xxiv. Here this refers to the whole subsequent member of the sentence.
  2. By this, is used elliptically for by this time; as, by this the mail has arrived.
  3. This is used with words denoting time past; as, I have taken no snuff for this month; and often with plural words. I have not wept this forty years. In this case, this, in the singular, refers to the whole term of time, or period; this period of forty years. – Dryden.
  4. This is opposed to that. This way and that the watering sails they bend. – Pope. A body of this or that denomination is produced. – Boyle. This and that, in this use, denote difference indefinitely.
  5. When this and that refer to different things before expressed, this refers to the thing last mentioned, and that to the thing first mentioned. [See These.] Their judgment in this we may not, and in that we need not, follow. – Hooker.
  6. It is sometimes opposed to other. Consider the arguments which the author had to write this, or to design the other, before you arraign him. Dryden.

THIS'TLE, n. [this'l; Sax. thistel; G. and D. distel; Sw. tistel.]

The common name of numerous prickly plants of the class Syngenesia, and several genera; as the common corn thistle, or Canada thistle; the spear thistle; the milk thistle, of the genus Carduus; the blessed thistle, of the genus Centaurea; the globe thistle, of the genus Echinops; the cotton thistle, of the genus Onopordon; and the sow thistle, of the genus Sonchus. The name is also given to other prickly plants not of the class Syngenesia; as the fuller's thistle or teasel, of the genus Dipsacus, and the melon thistle, and torch thistle, of the genus Melocactus. Lee. Bigelow. One species of thistle (Carduus arvensis,) grows in fields among grain, and is extremely troublesome to farmers. It is called in America the Canada thistle, as it first appeared in Canada, where it was probably introduced from France, as it abounds in Normandy, and also in England. A larger species in America (Carduus lanceolatus,) is indigenous, but it spreads slowly and gives no trouble. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee. Gen iii.

THIS-TLY, a. [this'ly.]

Overgrown with thistles; as, thistly ground.

THITH'ER, adv. [Sax. thider, thyder.]

  1. To that place; opposed to hither. This city is near, O let me escape thither. Gen. xix. Where I am, thither ye can not come. John vii.
  2. To that end or point. Hither and thither, to this place and to that; one way and another.


To that point; so far. [Not in use.]

THITH'ER-WARD, adv. [thither and ward.]

Toward that place. They shall ask the way to Zion, with their faces thitherward. Jer. 1.

THO, v.i.

  1. A contraction of Though. [See Though.]
  2. Tho, for Sax. thonne, then. [Not in use.] Spenser.

THOLE, n.1 [Sax. thol; Ir. and Gaelic, dula, a pin or peg.]

  1. A pin inserted into the gunwale of a boat, to keep the oar in the row-lock, when used in rowing. Mar. Dict.
  2. The pin or handle of sythe-snath.

THOLE, n.2 [L. tholus.]

The roof of a temple. [Not used or local.]

THOLE, v.i. [supra.]

To wait. [Local.]

THOLE, v.t. [Sax. tholian; Goth. thulan; G. and D. dulden; Sw. töla; L. tollo, tolero.]

To bear; to endure; to undergo. [Obs.] Gower.


The doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas with respect to predestination and grace.


A follower of Thomas Aquinas, in opposition to the Scotists.

THOM'SON-ITE, n. [from Thomson.]

A mineral of the zeolite family, occurring generally in masses of a radiated structure.

THONG, n. [Sax. thwang.]

A strap of leather, used for fastening any thing. And nails for loosen'd spears, and thongs for shields provide. Dryden.

THOR, n.

In Scandinavian mythology, the son of Odin and Freya, and the deity that presided over all mischievous spirits in the elements. This deity was considered the god of thunder. From his name, Thor, we have Thursday, and from his attribute as god of thunder, the Germans have their Donnerstag. [See Thursday.] Brande.

THO-RAC'IC, a. [L. thorax, the breast.]

Pertaining to the breast; as, the thoracic arteries. Coxe. The thoracic duct, is the trunk of the absorbent vessels. It runs up along the spine from the receptacle of the chyle to the left subclavian vein, in which it terminates. Cyc. Parr.

THO-RAC'ICS, n. [plur.]

In ichthyology, an order of bony fishes, respiring by means of gills only, the character of which is that the bronchia are ossiculated, and the ventral fins are placed underneath the thorax, or beneath the pectoral fins. Linnæus. Cyc.

THO'RAL, a. [L. torus.]

Pertaining to a bed. Ayliffe.

THO'RAX, n. [L.]

In anatomy, that part of the human skeleton which consists of the bones of the chest; also, the cavity of the chest. Cyc.

THO-RI'A, n.

A white earthy substance, obtained by Berzelius, in 1829, from the mineral called thorite.