[temz for 1, 2; theymz, teymz, temz for 3] /tɛmz for 1, 2; θeɪmz, teɪmz, tɛmz for 3/
a river in S England, flowing E through London to the North Sea. 209 miles (336 km) long.
a river in SE Canada, in Ontario province, flowing SW to Lake St. Clair. 160 miles (260 km) long.
an estuary in SE Connecticut, flowing S past New London to Long Island Sound. 15 miles (24 km) long.
Example Sentences for Thames
The crane is tidal for a short distance before its confluence with the Thames.
British Dictionary definitions for Thames
1.  Ancient name: Tamesis a river in S England, rising in the Cotswolds in several headstreams and flowing generally east through London to the North Sea by a large estuary. Length: 346 km (215 miles)
2.  a river in SE Canada, in Ontario, flowing south to London, then southwest to Lake St Clair. Length: 217 km (135 miles)

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Word Origin and History for Thames
O.E. Temese, from L. Tamesis (51 B.C.E.), from Brit. Tamesa, an ancient Celtic river name perhaps meaning "the dark one."
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