Siam


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Si·am

 (sī-ăm′)

Siam

(saɪˈæm; ˈsaɪæm)
n
1. (Placename) the former name (until 1939 and 1945–49) of Thailand
2. (Placename) Gulf of Siam an arm of the South China Sea between the Malay Peninsula and Indochina. the former name of (the Gulf of) Thailand2

Si•am

(saɪˈæm, ˈsaɪ æm)

n.
1. former name of Thailand (def. 1).
2. Gulf of, Thailand (def. 2).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Siam - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay PeninsulaSiam - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Krung Thep - the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture
Chao Phraya - a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers; flows southward past Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand
Mekong, Mekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
Nan River, Nan - a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
Ping, Ping River - a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
Tai, Thai, Siamese - a native or inhabitant of Thailand
Translations
Sziám
サイアムシャム
Xiêm

Siam

[saɪˈæm] N (formerly) → Siam m

Siam

[saɪˈæm] n (formerly)Siam m

Siam

nSiam nt

Siam

[saɪˈæm] nil Siam
References in classic literature ?
Natural as it is to be somewhat incredulous concerning the populousness of the more enormous creatures of the globe, yet what shall we say to Harto, the historian of Goa, when he tells us that at one hunting the King of Siam took elephants; that in those regions elephants are numerous as droves of cattle in the temperate climes.
To begin with, he was more than five years older than myself at a time of life when five years really do count, I being twenty-nine and he thirty-four; then, on our first leaving port (I don't see why I should make a secret of the fact that it was Bangkok), a bit of manoeuvring of mine amongst the islands of the Gulf of Siam had given him an unforgettable scare.
As soon as I've got through my hospital appointments I shall get a ship; I want to go to the East--the Malay Archipelago, Siam, China, and all that sort of thing--and then I shall take odd jobs.
She had been built in Dumbarton less than three years before, to the order of a firm of merchants in Siam -Messrs.
He ran his finger over them, and when he came to Siam he contemplated with great attention the red field and the white elephant.
To Mimi, born and bred in Siam, the sound was strangely like an exaggeration of the sound produced by a snake-charmer.
He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.
When all was ready we set sail for Achin, in the island of Sumatra, and from thence to Siam, where we exchanged some of our wares for opium and some arrack; the first a commodity which bears a great price among the Chinese, and which at that time was much wanted there.
Siam was made part of the Empire, and, in spite of all that England could do, Burma and the Malay Peninsula were overrun; while all along the long south boundary of Siberia, Russia was pressed severely by China's advancing hordes.
The only part I was a stranger to was the Gulf of Siam.
And then I was left alone with my ship, anchored at the head of the Gulf of Siam.
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