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  1. a city in central Switzerland, on the Aar River, near the Lake of Thun.
  2. Lake of. German Thuner See. a lake in central Switzerland, formed by a widening in the course of the Aar River. 10 miles (16 km) long.
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Historical Examples of thun

  • At Thun we found a sail-boat, which we hired to take us and our luggage.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • But when floating on the Lake of Thun we did not forget them.

  • At Thun I hired an extra-boat which carried us over the whole length of the lake.

  • Seek for them in the Rhone valley or round the shores of Thun.

    The Alps

    Martin Conway

  • Thun the kynge sayde, is my sonne deed or hurt, or on the yerthe felled?

British Dictionary definitions for thun


  1. a town in central Switzerland, in Bern canton on Lake Thun. Pop: 40 377 (2000)
  2. a lake in central Switzerland, formed by a widening of the Aar River. Length: about 17 km (11 miles). Width: 3 km (2 miles)German name: Thuner See
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