Thames River

Thames

[temz for 1, 2; theymz, teymz, temz for 3]
noun
1.
a river in S England, flowing E through London to the North Sea. 209 miles (336 km) long.
2.
a river in SE Canada, in Ontario province, flowing SW to Lake St. Clair. 160 miles (260 km) long.
3.
an estuary in SE Connecticut, flowing S past New London to Long Island sound. 15 miles (24 km) long.
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Thames
 
n
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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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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Thames River [(temz)]

Longest river in England, flowing generally eastward across southern England and through London to the North Sea.

Note: During industrialization in England, the Thames was particularly important because industries were established on the banks of the river. It passes famous buildings in London, such as the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament.
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