HyperDic: thompson

English > 2 senses of the word Thompson:
NOUNperson Thompson, Homer Thompson, Homer A. Thompson, Homer Armstrong ThompsonUnited States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
person Thompson, Benjamin Thompson, Count RumfordEnglish physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction
Thompson > pronunciation
Soundstaa'mpsahn; taa'msahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Thompson: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000).
SynonymsHomer Thompson, Homer A. Thompson, Homer Armstrong Thompson
Instance ofarcheologist, archaeologistAn anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
SpanishThompson
CatalanThompson
English > Thompson: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningEnglish physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814).
SynonymsBenjamin Thompson, Count Rumford
Instance ofphysicistA scientist trained in physics
SpanishBenjamin Thompson, Thompson
CatalanBenjamin Thompson, Thompson

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