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Meaning of Thomas

Thom•as

Pronunciation: (tom'us for 1, 2, 4–14 tô&sylpmä' for 3), [key]
— n.
  1. an apostle who demanded proof of Christ's Resurrection. John 20:24–29.
  2. 1857–1934, U.S. playwright, journalist, and actor.
  3. 1811–96, French composer.
  4. born 1948, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1991.
  5. 1914–53, Welsh poet and short-story writer.
  6. 1816–70, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.
  7. 1724–76, American physician and general in the American Revolution.
  8. 1892–1981, U.S. newscaster, world traveler, and writer.
  9. 1857–1935, U.S. educator and women's-rights advocate.
  10. 1884–1968, U.S. socialist leader and political writer.
  11. 1785–1859, U.S. clock designer and manufacturer.
  12. 1835–1905, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Germany.
  13. 1863–1947, U.S. sociologist.
  14. See
  15. a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “twin.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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