noun, plural the·ses [thee-seez] /ˈθi siz/.
- a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus or stress.
- (less commonly) the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus.Compare arsis(def 2).
Origin of thesis
Definition for theses (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for theses
In other respects they indulge in theses the most contradictory.The Heavenly Father|Ernest Naville
The theses he maintained at college were the dawn of the genius of his future works.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
His Apology,-a logical demonstration of the propositions in the Theses.The Life of Hugo Grotius|Charles Butler
And it is hoped that Dr. French will some time give his theses on this subject to the public.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
His theses appear to be orthodox, if they are understood literally.
British Dictionary definitions for theses (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for theses (2 of 2)
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for thesis
Word Origin and History for theses
late 14c., "unaccented syllable or note," from Latin thesis "unaccented syllable in poetry," later "stressed part of a metrical foot," from Greek thesis "a proposition," also "downbeat" (in music), originally "a setting down or placing," from root of tithenai "to place, put, set," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Sense in logic of "a proposition, statement to be proved" is first recorded 1570s; that of "dissertation written by a candidate for a university degree" is from 1650s.
Culture definitions for theses
The central idea in a piece of writing, sometimes contained in a topic sentence.