[ thawr ]
/ θɔr /


Scandinavian Mythology. the god of thunder, rain, and farming, represented as riding a chariot drawn by goats and wielding the hammer Mjolnir: the defender of the Aesir, destined to kill and be killed by the Midgard Serpent.
a medium-range U.S. Air Force ballistic missile developed in the early 1950s and powered by a single liquid-propellant rocket engine.
a male given name.

Origin of Thor

before 1050; Old English Thōr < Old Norse Thōrr literally, thunder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for thor

/ (θɔː) /


Norse myth the god of thunder, depicted as wielding a hammer, emblematic of the thunderbolt

Word Origin for Thor

Old English Thōr, from Old Norse thōrr thunder
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Cultural definitions for thor


The god of thunder in Norse mythology. He wielded a hammer.

notes for Thor

Thursday (Thor's day) is named after Thor.
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