(Thatch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thatching.] [From Thatch, n.: cf.
OE. thecchen, AS. eccean to cover.] To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some similar
substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack of grain.
(Thatch"er) n. One who thatches.
1. The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc.
2. The materials used for this purpose; thatch.
(Thaught) n. (Naut.) See Thwart.
(Thau`ma*tol"a*try) n. [Gr. a wonder + worship.] Worship or undue admiration of wonderful
or miraculous things. [R.]
The thaumatolatry by which our theology has been debased for more than a century.Hare.
(Thau"ma*trope) n. [Gr. a wonder + to turn.] (Opt.) An optical instrument or toy for
showing the presistence of an impression upon the eyes after the luminous object is withdrawn.
It consists of a card having on its opposite faces figures of two different objects, or halves of the same
object, as a bird and a cage, which, when the card is whirled rapidlz round a diameter by the strings
that hold it, appear to the eye combined in a single picture, as of a bird in its cage.
(Thau"ma*turge) n. [See Thaumaturgus.] A magician; a wonder worker. Lowell.
(Thau`ma*tur"gic Thau`ma*tur"gic*al) a. Of or pertaining to thaumaturgy; magical; wonderful.
(Thau`ma*tur"gics) n. Feats of legerdemain, or magical performances.
(Thau`ma*tur"gist) n. One who deals in wonders, or believes in them; a wonder worker.
(||Thau`ma*tur"gus) n. [NL., from Gr. wonder-working; a wonder + work.] A miracle
worker; a title given by the Roman Catholics to some saints.
(Thau"ma*tur`gy) n. The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain.
(Thave) n. Same as Theave. [Prov. Eng.]