- a river in S England, flowing E through London to the North Sea. 209 miles (336 km) long.
- a river in SE Canada, in Ontario province, flowing SW to Lake St. Clair. 160 miles (260 km) long.
- an estuary in SE Connecticut, flowing S past New London to Long Island Sound. 15 miles (24 km) long.
Examples from the Web for thames
In 1982, Hockney traveled to China on a trip organized by his editor at Thames & Hudson, Nikos Stangos.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney
November 23, 2014
When they moved back to London, the only accommodation they could afford was a freezing, leaky barge on the Thames.Penelope Fitzgerald Was as Brilliant and Mysterious as Her Own Fiction
April 20, 2014
The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History by James Hall is published by Thames Hudson.The Original Selfies
April 15, 2014
A rapier and a dagger found on the Thames foreshore show us that swordfights routinely broke out on the streets of London.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 30, 2013
Thomas Flynn, Jimmy So
September 30, 2013
Above is the short The Thames opposite the Tower of London, London (1926).1920's London: In Color
May 15, 2013
Hero is a "wench o' the Bankside," and Leander swims across the Thames to her.The Man Shakespeare
No well-regulated Thames inn can exist a week without a bride and groom.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
The train began to move slowly across the Thames to Charing Cross.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Is the Thames a-fire, and cooking its own fish, Mr Sweedlepipes?Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
If you were to ask twenty intelligent people, "What is the Thames?"The Lyric
- (tɛmz) a river in S England, rising in the Cotswolds in several headstreams and flowing generally east through London to the North Sea by a large estuary. Length: 346 km (215 miles)Ancient name: Tamesis (ˈtæməsɪs)
- (teɪmz, θeɪmz) a river in SE Canada, in Ontario, flowing south to London, then southwest to Lake St Clair. Length: 217 km (135 miles)
Word Origin and History for thames
Old English Temese, from Latin Tamesis (51 B.C.E.), from British Tamesa, an ancient Celtic river name perhaps meaning "the dark one." The -h- is unhistorical (see th).