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Thomp·son

 (tŏmp′sən, tŏm′-), Benjamin Count Rumford. 1753-1814.
American-born British public official and physicist who conducted numerous experiments on heat and friction, concluding that heat is produced by moving particles.

Thompson

, David 1770-1857.
Canadian explorer who followed the Columbia River to its mouth (1811) and mapped much of western Canada.

Thompson

, Dorothy 1894-1961.
American journalist whose radio broadcasts and widely syndicated column "On the Record" (1936-1941) informed Americans of the impending threat of Nazi Germany.

Thompson

, Jennifer Elisabeth Known as "Jenny." Born 1973.
American swimmer who won twelve Olympic medals, including eight gold medals in relay events at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 games.

Thompson

(ˈtɒmpsən; ˈtɒmsən)
n
1. (Biography) Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753–1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
2. (Biography) Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
3. (Biography) Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
4. (Biography) Flora (Jane). 1876–1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
5. (Biography) Francis. 1859–1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)

Thomp•son

(ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm-)

n.
1. Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753–1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S.
2. Dorothy, 1894–1961, U.S. journalist.
3. Francis, 1859–1907, English poet.
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Noun1.Thompson - United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)Thompson - United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
2.Thompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and frictionThompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
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Mr Hedworth said: "Paul Thompson and his wife Susan were not only recreational drug users of controlled drugs, but Mrs Thompson would also obtain supplies for her friends.
Braehead Clan .............................5 Coventry Blaze ............................4 THE first win since Christmas still won't come for Coventry Blaze, but Paul Thompson's men came close last night.
Paul Thompson, Middlesbrough Council's Executive councillor for Streetscene and Transport, was joined by councillor Brenda Thompson, to plant a fruit tree to mark the opening of the community gardens.
Coach Paul Thompson has already retained 11 of last season's Findus British National League and play-off-winning squad.
COVENTRY Blaze coach Paul Thompson will next week begin his task to help Great Britain's ice hockey team to the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Det Sgt Paul Thompson allegedly accessed the Northumbria Police computer system for his half brother and others, who were behind a pounds 600,000 cocaine plot.
Now Derwent Lift Services Ltd and engineer Paul Thompson have pleaded not guilty to a total of five health and safety breaches.
PAUL Thompson is looking for Coventry Blaze to dictate terms as they seek to extend their winning run in the league against Edinburgh Capitals tonight.
Councillor Paul Thompson, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for streetscene services, said: "The questionnaire has shown just how aware local people are of the importance of recycling as much household waste as possible, and it's great to see so many making the pledge to do even more."
But the greatest tragedy of all must be Gary Megson's behaviour to Paul Thompson - so bad that the best chairman the club has had in years - and we have had some pretty poor ones over the years - was forced to resign due to an unworkable situation.
And rebel shareholder Paul Thompson is odds on to be sitting across the table.
Det Sgt Paul Thompson and his wife Susan, an executive at a North East housing company, are claimed to have sold drugs to her friends.