5 letter word starting with th

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thack Alt. of Thacker
thane noun A dignitary under the Anglo-Saxons and Danes in England. Of these there were two orders, the king’s thanes, who attended the kings in their courts and held lands immediately of them, and the ordinary thanes, who were lords of manors and who had particular jurisdiction within their limits. After the Conquest, this title was disused, and baron took its place.
thank noun A expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received; obligation, claim, or desert, or gratitude; — now generally used in the plural., To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; — used also ironically for blame.
thave noun Same as Theave.
thawy adjective Liquefying by heat after having been frozen; thawing; melting.
theca noun A sheath; a case; as, the theca, or cell, of an anther; the theca, or spore case, of a fungus; the theca of the spinal cord., The chitinous cup which protects the hydranths of certain hydroids., The more or less cuplike calicle of a coral., The wall forming a calicle of a coral.
theft noun The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny., The thing stolen.
thegn noun Thane. See Thane.
their pronoun & adjective The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country.
theme noun A subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a proposition for discussion or argument; a text., Discourse on a certain subject., A composition or essay required of a pupil., A noun or verb, not modified by inflections; also, that part of a noun or verb which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) in declension or conjugation; stem., That by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument., The leading subject of a composition or a movement.
there pronoun In or at that place., In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech., To or into that place; thither.
therf adjective Not fermented; unleavened; — said of bread, loaves, etc.
these pronoun The plural of this. See This., of This
theta noun A letter of the Greek alphabet corresponding to th in English; — sometimes called the unlucky letter, from being used by the judges on their ballots in passing condemnation on a prisoner, it being the first letter of the Greek qa`natos, death.
thewy adjective Having strong or large thews or muscles; muscular; sinewy; strong.
thick superl. Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length; — said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick., Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck., Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness., Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain., Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring., Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance., Deep; profound; as, thick sleep., Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing., Intimate; very friendly; familiar., The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest., A thicket; as, gloomy thicks., Frequently; fast; quick., Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown., To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure., To thicken.
thief noun One who steals; one who commits theft or larceny. See Theft., A waster in the snuff of a candle.
thigh noun The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur., The coxa, or femur, of an insect.
thilk pronoun That same; this; that.
thill noun One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a shaft., The floor of a coal mine.
thine pronoun & adjective A form of the possessive case of the pronoun thou, now superseded in common discourse by your, the possessive of you, but maintaining a place in solemn discourse, in poetry, and in the usual language of the Friends, or Quakers.
thing noun Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought., An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material., A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed., A portion or part; something., A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; — often used in pity or contempt., Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one’s things., Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; — distinguished from person., In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
think verb t. To seem or appear; — used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought., To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties., To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it., To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate., To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow., To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean., To presume; to venture., To conceive; to imagine., To plan or design; to plot; to compass., To believe; to consider; to esteem.
thio- A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of sulphur. See Sulpho-.
third adjective Next after the second; coming after two others; — the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day., Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day., The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided., The sixtieth part of a second of time., The third tone of the scale; the mediant., The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.
thirl verb t. To bore; to drill or thrill. See Thrill.
thole noun A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing., The pin, or handle, of a scythe snath., To bear; to endure; to undergo., To wait.
thong noun A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything.
thorn noun A hard and sharp-pointed projection from a woody stem; usually, a branch so transformed; a spine., Any shrub or small tree which bears thorns; especially, any species of the genus Crataegus, as the hawthorn, whitethorn, cockspur thorn., Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble; care., The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter /, capital form /. It was used to represent both of the sounds of English th, as in thin, then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine., To prick, as with a thorn.
thoro adjective Thorough.
thorp noun Alt. of Thorpe
those pronoun The plural of that. See That.
thoth noun The god of eloquence and letters among the ancient Egyptians, and supposed to be the inventor of writing and philosophy. He corresponded to the Mercury of the Romans, and was usually represented as a human figure with the head of an ibis or a lamb., The Egyptian sacred baboon.
thowl noun A thole pin., A rowlock.
thraw noun & verb See Throse.
three adjective One more than two; two and one., The number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects., A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii.
threw imp. of Throw., of Throw
thrid adjective Third., To pass through in the manner of a thread or a needle; to make or find a course through; to thread., To make or effect (a way or course) through something; as, to thrid one’s way through a wood., Thread; continuous line.
thro’ A contraction of Through.
throb verb i. To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; — said of the heart, pulse, etc., A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation:
throe noun Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially, one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition., A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow., To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize., To put in agony.
throp noun A thorp.
throw noun Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe., Time; while; space of time; moment; trice., To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; — distinguished from to toss, or to bowl., To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames., To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock., To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river., To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist., To cast, as dice; to venture at dice., To put on hastily; to spread carelessly., To divest or strip one’s self of; to put off., To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter’s wheel, as earthen vessels., To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent., To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; — said especially of rabbits., To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; — sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver., To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice., The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast., A stroke; a blow., The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone’s throw., A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw., An effort; a violent sally., The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston., A potter’s wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a)., A turner’s lathe; a throwe., The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; — according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.
thrum noun One of the ends of weaver’s threads; hence, any soft, short threads or tufts resembling these., Any coarse yarn; an unraveled strand of rope., A threadlike part of a flower; a stamen., A shove out of place; a small displacement or fault along a seam., A mat made of canvas and tufts of yarn., To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe., To insert short pieces of rope-yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a mat, thus making a rough or tufted surface., To play rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument with the fingers; to strum., Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum on a table., To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner., Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous manner; to thrum the table.
thuja noun A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed leaves.
thule noun The name given by ancient geographers to the northernmost part of the habitable world. According to some, this land was Norway, according to others, Iceland, or more probably Mainland, the largest of the Shetland islands; hence, the Latin phrase ultima Thule, farthest Thule.
thumb noun The short, thick first digit of the human hand, differing from the other fingers in having but two phalanges; the pollex. See Pollex., To handle awkwardly., To play with the thumbs, or with the thumbs and fingers; as, to thumb over a tune., To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or wear out, by frequent handling; also, to cover with the thumb; as, to thumb the touch-hole of a cannon., To play with the thumb or thumbs; to play clumsily; to thrum.
thump noun The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like., A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall., To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound., To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.
thurl noun A hole; an aperture., A short communication between adits in a mine., A long adit in a coalpit., To cut through; to pierce., To cut through, as a partition between one working and another.
thuya noun Same as Thuja.
thyme noun Any plant of the labiate genus Thymus. The garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a warm, pungent aromatic, much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups.
thymy adjective Abounding with thyme; fragrant; as, a thymy vale.