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thou 1

Used to indicate the one being addressed, especially in a literary, liturgical, or devotional context.

[Middle English, from Old English thū, second person nominative sing. personal pron.; see tu- in Indo-European roots.]

thou 2

n. Slang
A thousand, especially of dollars.


pron (subjective)
1. archaic dialect refers to the person addressed: used mainly in familiar address or to a younger person or inferior
2. (usually capital) refers to God when addressed in prayer, etc
[Old English thū; related to Old Saxon thū, Old High German du, Old Norse thū, Latin tū, Doric Greek tu]


n, pl thous or thou
1. (Units) one thousandth of an inch. 1 thou is equal to 0.0254 millimetre
2. (Mathematics) informal short for thousand



pron., sing. nom. thou; poss. thy thine; obj. thee; pron.
1. Archaic (except in some elevated or ecclesiastical prose or as used by the Friends). the second person singular personal pronoun in the nominative case (used to denote the person or thing addressed): Thou shalt not kill.
2. to address as thou.
3. to use thou in discourse.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thū, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse thū, Old High German t(h)u, Gothic thu, Old Irish tú, Latin tū, Doric Greek ]



n., pl. thous, (as after a numeral) thou.
Slang. one thousand dollars, pounds, etc.
[1865–70; by shortening]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thou - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
أنْتَ، أنْتِ
tudar del tu a


1 [ðaʊ] PRON (o.f., poet) → tú, vos (archaic)


pers pron (old, to friend, servant etc) → Er/Sie (obs); (to stranger) → Ihr (obs); (Rel) → du; (Brit: dial) → du


[ðaʊ] pron (old) (poet) → tu


(ðau) pronoun
an old word for `you' used only when addressing one person, especially God (usually Thou), as the subject of a verb. Thou, O God .; Thou shalt not kill!
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The subject of a public contract (delivery of the thing) is the delivery of 18,000 thous.
Thous shalt not endanger life on road by juggling steering with one hand while trying to talk through instrument wedged between chin and collarbone as the car sways between lane one and lane two.
Letter of the wins PS25, the others PS10 WEEK FIR thous FIRST we learn that thousands at Mid Staffs died needlessly and now we hear this was only the tip of the iceberg.
At the end of March 2011 as compared to March 2010 the number of employees under labor contract declined by 41 thous.
h I agree with writerAndy Beale that there are a thous a n d p e o p l e out there w h o have cancer and are not in t h e publ i c e y e ; t hey a l s o have c h i l - h lf b dren who they are leaving or have left behind.
From 1990 through 2005, a total of 173 cases of rabies were reported in Cerdocyon thous (crab-eating fox), 25 in Callithrix.
En las coberturas trabajadas dentro del Fuerte Militar de Tolemaida se registro la presencia de Cerdocyon thous (zorro perruno), Leopardus pardalis (ocelote) y Puma yagouaroundi (zorro gatuno o yaguarundi).
RESUMO: Cerdocyon thous e um canideo com ampla distribuicao geografica pelo Brasil ocupando desde area abertas ate ambientes florestados e na regiao central do Tocantins (Brasil) e um animal relativamente abundante.