Thames


Thames
Thames
1.) the Thames
the longest river in England, which flows from the west into the North Sea. In London, many well-known bridges across the Thames connect the north and south of the city, and many important buildings, including the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London, are built next to the river.
She lives south of the Thames
2.) set the Thames on fire [usually in negatives] BrE old-fashioned to achieve something unusually good or interesting, which makes people notice you
Phil was making a living as a writer, but he hadn't yet done anything to set the Thames on fire.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Thames — steht für: Flüsse: Themse (River Thames), ein Fluss in England Thames River (Ontario), ein Fluss in der Provinz Ontario in Kanada Thames River (Neuseeland), ein Fluss in Neuseeland Thames River (Connecticut), ein Fluss in Connecticut Orte und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thames — (tĕmz) 1) A river of southern England flowing about 340 km (210 mi) eastward to a wide estuary on the North Sea. Navigable for large ships as far as London, it is the principal commercial waterway of the country. In its upper course above Oxford… …   Word Histories

  • Thames TV —    Thames TV was formed in 1967 with the merger of ABC Television and Associated Rediffusion, two ITV franchise holders, to create a new company to run the London weekday franchise. Until it lost its franchise to Carlton in 1993, Thames TV was… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Thames — (spr. Dehms), 1) so v.w. Themse; 2) Fluß im Staate Connecticut (Nordamerika), wird gebildet aus der Vereinigung der Quinebaug, Shetucket u. Yantic Rivers bei Norwich in der Grafschaft New London, fließt südlich, ist durchgehends für große… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thames [1] — Thames (spr. temms), 1) Fluß, s. Themse. – 2) Fluß im nordamerikan. Staate Connecticut, entsteht durch Vereinigung von Quinebaug und Shetucket mit dem Yantic, wird bei Norwich für 4 m tiefgehende Seeschiffe fahrbar und mündet 22 km unterhalb bei… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thames [2] — Thames (spr. temms), Stadt auf der Nordinsel in Neuseeland, s. Grahamstown 2) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thames — (spr. temms), Fluß, s. Themse; Stadt auf Neuseeland, s. Grahamstown, 2 …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thames —   [temz], Fluss in England, Themse.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Thames — O.E. Temese, from L. Tamesis (51 B.C.E.), from Brit. Tamesa, an ancient Celtic river name perhaps meaning the dark one. The h is unhistorical (see TH (Cf. th)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thames — [temz; ] for 3 [ thāmz, tāmz, temz] 1. river in S England, flowing from Gloucestershire east through London into the North Sea: 210 mi (338 km) 2. [after the English river] river in SE Ontario, Canada, flowing southwest into Lake St. Clair: 163… …   English World dictionary