Thorndike

[thawrn-dahyk]
noun
  1. Ashley Horace,1871–1933, U.S. literary historian and teacher.
  2. Edward Lee,1874–1949, U.S. psychologist and lexicographer.
  3. (Everett) Lynn,1882–1965, U.S. historian and scholar (brother of Ashley Horace Thorndike).
  4. Dame Sybil,1882–1976, English actress.
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Historical Examples of thorndike

  • Professor Thorndike conjectures that this play was produced in 1606.

  • "I have been trying to get at you for an age," said Mrs. Thorndike Freeman, laughing.

  • "Well, he picked the flowers, anyway," laughed Mr. Thorndike.

    Once Upon A Time

    Richard Harding Davis

  • At a door a tipstaff laid his hand roughly on the arm of Mr. Thorndike.

    Once Upon A Time

    Richard Harding Davis

  • Mr. Thorndike stood irresolute, and then sank back into his chair.

    Once Upon A Time

    Richard Harding Davis


British Dictionary definitions for thorndike

Thorndike

noun
  1. Edward Lee. 1874–1949, US psychologist, who worked on animals and proposed that all learnt behaviour is regulated by rewards and punishments (Thorndike's law or law of effect)
  2. Dame (Agnes) Sybil . 1882–1976, British actress
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thorndike in Medicine

Thorndike

[thôrndīk′]Edward Lee 1874-1949
  1. American educational psychologist noted for his study of animal intelligence and for his methods of measuring intelligence.
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