Definition of Thomas
1. Noun. United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859).
2. Noun. United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968).
3. Noun. A radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981).
4. Noun. Welsh poet (1914-1953).
5. Noun. The Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes.
Generic synonyms: Apostle, Saint
Definition of Thomas
1. Noun. (derogatory) An infidel (used by Christians in reference to the Apostle). ¹
2. Proper noun. (biblical character) An Apostle, best remembered for doubting the resurrection of Jesus. ¹
3. Proper noun. (Aramaic male given name) of biblical origin, popular since the 13th century. ¹
4. Proper noun. (surname common patronymic from=given names) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Thomas
1. Hugh Owen, British surgeon, 1834-1891. See: Thomas splint. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Thomas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Biographical by John Nichols (1815)
"Another thomas Salmon was of Trinity College, Cambridge; BA 1735; MA 1739; LL. D. 1749; a native of Ti*erton: and, by the Duke of Bedford's interest, ..."
2. England Under the Angevin Kings by Norgate, Kate (1887)
"CHAPTER I. ARCHBISHOP thomas.-. SOMEWHAT more than a year after the primate's death, thomas the chancellor returned to England. He came, as we have seen, ..."
3. The Works, of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams ...: From the by Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, Horace Walpole (1822)
"V. Sir thomas Robinson was bred in German courts, and was rather restored than ... The Duke of Newcastle dragged poor Sir thomas into light and ridicule. ..."
4. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1893)
"thomas Sterry. who wrote the notable tract. ... thomas Sterry Hunt was I torn in Norwich. Conn.. September ."ith. ..."
5. Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 by Billerica (Mass.) (1908)
"CRI thomas, twin s. George [dup. Georg] and Sarah, Nov. 27, 1699. thomas, s. ... thomas, s. thomas Jr. and Rachel, Oct. 23, 1789. Timothy, s. ..."