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Thai·land(tī′lănd′, -lənd) Formerly Si·am (sī-ăm′)
A country of southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand (formerly the Gulf of Siam), an arm of the South China Sea. Various Thai kingdoms were founded from the 13th century on, frequently coming into conflict with neighboring Burmese and Cambodian powers. Siam remained an absolute monarchy until 1932, when the king was compelled to accept a constitution, and the country was renamed Thailand in 1939. Thailand was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, and most of its numerous postwar governments were controlled by the military. Bangkok is the capital and the largest city.
1. (Placename) a kingdom in SE Asia, on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand: united as a kingdom in 1350 and became a major SE Asian power; consists chiefly of a central plain around the Chao Phraya river system, mountains rising over 2400 m (8000 ft) in the northwest, and rainforest the length of the S peninsula. Parts of the SW coast suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Official language: Thai. Official religion: (Hinayana) Buddhist. Currency: baht. Capital: Bangkok. Pop: 67 448 120 (2013 est). Area: 513 998 sq km (198 455 sq miles). Former name (until 1939 and 1945–49): Siam
2. (Placename) Gulf of Thailand an arm of the South China Sea between the Malay Peninsula and Indochina. Former name: Gulf of Siam
1. Formerly, Siam. a kingdom in SE Asia. 60,609,046; 198,115 sq. mi. (513,115 sq. km).Cap.: Bangkok.
2. Gulf of. Also called Gulf of Siam. an arm of the South China Sea, S of Thailand.
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|Noun||1.||Thailand - 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"|
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
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