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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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thor


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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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Word Origin and History for thor


Odin's eldest son, strongest of the gods though not the wisest, c.1020, from Old Norse Þorr, literally "thunder," from *þunroz, related to Old English þunor (see thunder).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for thor


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


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

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