2. Muscle or strength; nerve; brawn; sinew. Shak.
And I myself, who sat apartTennyson.
And watched them, waxed in every limb;
I felt the thews of Anakim,
of a Titan's heart.
1. Furnished with thews or muscles; as, a well-thewed limb.
2. Accustomed; mannered. [Obs.] John Skelton.
Yet would not seem so rude and thewed ill.Spenser.
(Thew"y) a. Having strong or large thews or muscles; muscular; sinewy; strong.
(They) pron. pl.; poss. Theirs; obj. Them. [Icel. þeir they, properly nom. pl. masc. of sa, su, þat,
a demonstrative pronoun, akin to the English definite article, AS. se, seó, ðæt, nom. pl. ða. See That.]
The plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes
refers to persons without an antecedent expressed.
Jolif and glad they went unto here [their] restChaucer.
And casten hem [them] full early for to sail.
They of Italy salute you.Heb. xiii. 24.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness.Matt. v. 6.
They is used indefinitely, as our ancestors used man, and as the French use on; as, they say (French
on dit), that is, it is said by persons not specified.
(Thi*al"dine) n. [Thio- + aldehyde + -ine.] (Chem.) A weak nitrogenous sulphur base, C6H13NS2.
(Thi"al*ol) n. [Thio- + alcohol + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) A colorless oily liquid, (C2H5)2S2,
having a strong garlic odor; called also ethyl disulphide. By extension, any one of the series of related
(Thib"e*tan) a. Of or pertaining to Thibet. n. A native or inhabitant of Thibet.
(Thib"et cloth`) (a) A fabric made of coarse goat's hair; a kind of camlet. (b) A kind of fine
woolen cloth, used for dresses, cloaks, etc.
(Thi*be"tian) a. & n. Same as Thibetan.
(Thi"ble) n. A slice; a skimmer; a spatula; a pudding stick. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Ainsworth.
(Thick) a. [Compar. Thicker (-er); superl. Thickest.] [OE. thicke, AS. þicce; akin to D. dik, OS.
thikki, OHG. dicchi thick, dense, G. dick thick, Icel. þykkr, þjökkr, and probably to Gael. & Ir. tiugh. Cf.
1. Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than
length; - - said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick.
Were it as thick as is a branched oak.Chaucer.
My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.1 Kings xii. 10.
2. Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a
thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck.