(||The`co*don"ti*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) A group of fossil saurians having biconcave vertebræ
and the teeth implanted in sockets.
(||The*coph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a case + to bear.] (Zoöl.) A division of hydroids
comprising those which have the hydranths in thecæ and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians
and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under Hydroidea.
(||The`co*so"ma*ta) n. pl. [NL. See Theca, and Soma.] (Zoöl.) An order of Pteropoda
comprising those species which have a shell. See Pteropoda. The`co*so"ma*tous a.
(The"dom) n. [Thee to prosper + -dom.] Success; fortune; luck; chance. [Obs.]
Evil thedom on his monk's snout.Chaucer.
(Thee) v. i. [AS. eón; akin to OS. thihan, D. gedijen, G. gedeihen, OHG. gidihan, Goth. eihan,
Lith. tekti to fall to the lot of. Cf. Tight, a.] To thrive; to prosper. [Obs.] "He shall never thee." Chaucer.
Well mote thee, as well can wish your thought.Spenser.
(Thee) pron. [AS. ðe, acc. & dat. of ðu thou. See Thou.] The objective case of thou. See Thou.
Thee is poetically used for thyself, as him for himself, etc.
This sword hath ended him; so shall it thee,Shak.
Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner.
(Theft) n. [OE. thefte, AS. þiéfðe, þyfðe, þeófðe. See Thief.]
1. (Law) The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an
intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny.
To constitute theft there must be a taking without the owner's consent, and it must be unlawful or felonious; every
part of the property stolen must be removed, however slightly, from its former position; and it must be, at
least momentarily, in the complete possession of the thief. See Larceny, and the Note under Robbery.
2. The thing stolen. [R.]
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, . . . he shall restore double.Ex. xxii. 4.
(Theft"bote`) n. [Theft + bote compensation.] (Law) The receiving of a man's goods again
from a thief, or a compensation for them, by way of composition, with the intent that the thief shall escape
(Thegn) n. Thane. See Thane. E. A. Freeman.
(Thegn"hood) n. Thanehood. E. A. Freeman.
(The"i*form) a. [NL. thea tea, the tea plant + -form: cf. F. théiforme.] Having the form of tea.
(The"ine) n. [F. théine, fr. NL. thea. See Theiform.] (Chem.) See Caffeine. Called also theina.
(Their) pron. & a. [OE. thair, fr. Icel. þeirra, þeira, of them, but properly gen. pl. of the definite
article; akin to AS. ðara, ð&aemacrra, gen. pl. of the definite article, or fr. AS. ð&aemacrra, influenced
by the Scandinavian use. See That.] The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their
houses; their country.