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English Dictionary: thou by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Personal \Per"son*al\, a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
      1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
                     Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
      2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
            affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
            peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
            general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
                     The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
                     and so personal to Cain.                     --Locke.
      3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
            corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
      4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
            [bd]Personal communication.[b8] --Fabyan.
                     The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
      5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
            motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
            manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
      6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
      {Personal action} (Law), a suit or action by which a man
            claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
            or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
            to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
            goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
      {Personal equation}. (Astron.) See under {Equation}.
      {Personal estate} [or] {property} (Law), movables; chattels;
            -- opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists
            of things temporary and movable, including all subjects of
            property not of a freehold nature.
      {Personal identity} (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
            unity of the individual person, which is attested by
      {Personal pronoun} (Gram.), one of the pronouns {I}, {thou},
            {he}, {she}, {it}, and their plurals.
      {Personal representatives} (Law), the executors or
            administrators of a person deceased.
      {Personal rights}, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
            rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
            private property.
      {Personal tithes}. See under {Tithe}.
      {Personal verb} (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
            inflected to correspond with the three persons.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thou \Thou\, v. t.
      To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with
      insolent familiarity or contempt.
               If thou thouest him some thrice, it shall not be amiss.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thou \Thou\, v. i.
      To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner
      of the Friends. [R.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thou \Thou\, pron. [Sing.: nom. {Thou}; poss. {Thy}or {Thine};
      obj. {Thee}. Pl.: nom. {You}; poss. {Your}or {Yours}; obj.
      {You}.] [OE. thou, [thorn]u, AS. [edh][umac], [edh]u; akin to
      OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw. du, Icel. [thorn][umac],
      Goth. [thorn]u, Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael. tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr.
      sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. [fb]185. Cf. {Thee}, {Thine}, {Te
      The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting
      the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in
      addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.
               Art thou he that should come?                  --Matt. xi. 3.
      Note: [bd]In Old English, generally, thou is the language of
               a lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and
               expresses also companionship, love, permission,
               defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language
               of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further
               expresses honor, submission, or entreaty.[b8] --Skeat.
      Note: Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers,
               in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly
               say thee instead of thou.
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