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There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he'd have to wait until the thaw to turn him in.
Leslie Nielsen

Meaning of "thaw" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THAW

Old English thawian; related to Old High German douwen to thaw, Old Norse theyja to thaw, Latin tabēre to waste away.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THAW

thaw  [θɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THAW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thaw is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb thaw in English.

WHAT DOES THAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thaw

Thaw refers to the process of melting, or: ▪ to go from a frozen to a liquid state ▪ to become free of the effect of cold as a result of exposure to warmth ▪ to be warm enough to melt ice and snow — used with it in reference to the weather ▪ to abandon aloofness, reserve, or hostility ▪ to become mobile, active, or susceptible to change Thaw or THAW may refer to...

Definition of thaw in the English dictionary

The first definition of thaw in the dictionary is to melt or cause to melt from a solid frozen state. Other definition of thaw is to become or cause to become unfrozen; defrost. Thaw is also to be the case that the ice or snow is melting.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO THAW

PRESENT

Present
I thaw
you thaw
he/she/it thaws
we thaw
you thaw
they thaw
Present continuous
I am thawing
you are thawing
he/she/it is thawing
we are thawing
you are thawing
they are thawing
Present perfect
I have thawed
you have thawed
he/she/it has thawed
we have thawed
you have thawed
they have thawed
Present perfect continuous
I have been thawing
you have been thawing
he/she/it has been thawing
we have been thawing
you have been thawing
they have been thawing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I thawed
you thawed
he/she/it thawed
we thawed
you thawed
they thawed
Past continuous
I was thawing
you were thawing
he/she/it was thawing
we were thawing
you were thawing
they were thawing
Past perfect
I had thawed
you had thawed
he/she/it had thawed
we had thawed
you had thawed
they had thawed
Past perfect continuous
I had been thawing
you had been thawing
he/she/it had been thawing
we had been thawing
you had been thawing
they had been thawing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will thaw
you will thaw
he/she/it will thaw
we will thaw
you will thaw
they will thaw
Future continuous
I will be thawing
you will be thawing
he/she/it will be thawing
we will be thawing
you will be thawing
they will be thawing
Future perfect
I will have thawed
you will have thawed
he/she/it will have thawed
we will have thawed
you will have thawed
they will have thawed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been thawing
you will have been thawing
he/she/it will have been thawing
we will have been thawing
you will have been thawing
they will have been thawing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would thaw
you would thaw
he/she/it would thaw
we would thaw
you would thaw
they would thaw
Conditional continuous
I would be thawing
you would be thawing
he/she/it would be thawing
we would be thawing
you would be thawing
they would be thawing
Conditional perfect
I would have thaw
you would have thaw
he/she/it would have thaw
we would have thaw
you would have thaw
they would have thaw
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been thawing
you would have been thawing
he/she/it would have been thawing
we would have been thawing
you would have been thawing
they would have been thawing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you thaw
we let´s thaw
you thaw
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to thaw
Past participle
thawed
Present Participle
thawing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THAW

thatness
thaumasite
thaumatin
thaumatogeny
thaumatography
thaumatolatry
thaumatology
thaumatrope
thaumatropical
thaumaturge
thaumaturgic
thaumaturgical
thaumaturgism
thaumaturgist
thaumaturgus
thaumaturgy
thawer
thawing
thawless
thawy

WORDS THAT END LIKE THAW

autorickshaw
bashaw
Bradshaw
Byam Shaw
chaw
Crashaw
crenshaw
fernshaw
haw
haw-haw
hawkshaw
heehaw
hem and haw
kickshaw
oakenshaw
pshaw
rickshaw
scrimshaw
shaw
trishaw

Synonyms and antonyms of thaw in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THAW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «thaw» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of thaw

Translation of «thaw» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THAW

Find out the translation of thaw to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of thaw from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thaw» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 融化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

derretirse
570 millions of speakers

English

thaw
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिघलना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذوبان الجليد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оттепель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

derreter-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fondre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cair
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tauen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

解ける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

녹다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thaw
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm cho tan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாந்திரீகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जवळीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

erime
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sciogliersi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odwilż
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відлига
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezgheț
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόψυξης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontdooi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tine
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thaw

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THAW»

The term «thaw» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.978 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THAW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thaw

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «THAW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thaw.
1
Aldo Leopold
One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
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Leslie Nielsen
There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he'd have to wait until the thaw to turn him in.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THAW»

Discover the use of thaw in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thaw and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thaw
When Dani's best friend Jake goes missing, she learns of how her friend's disappearance might be related to a mishap at a cryogenic experimentation facility, and the escape of an infamous cult leader and federal prisoner from cold storage.
Rick Jasper, 2010
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Thaw
On Christmas Eve, 1898, a young woman gives birth while caught outside in a swirling blizzard. Thaw follows the unsettled life of this child, as she grows into a disquieting presence in tranquil Cupboard Cove.
Nicole Lundrigan, 2005
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Thaw
As this threat grows more immediate, either Dane's icy mind will crack, or the young man will learn to thaw.
Monica Roe, 2009
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The Many Lives of Khrushchev's Thaw: Experience and Memory ...
Bittner explores how the neighborhood changed during the period of ideological relaxation under Khrushchev that came to be known as the thaw.
Stephen V. Bittner, 2008
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Thaw
Her introduction is included in the volume. The landscape of Thaw is America but the vast field of language is bravely Shakespearian.
Julie Sheehan, 2001
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The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw
Theirs was a sometimes turbulent, always passionate relationship, and in this remarkable book Sheila describes their love - weathering overwork and the pressures of celebrity, drink and cancer - with honesty and piercing intelligence, and ...
Sheila Hancock, 2009
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Thaw
'Thaw' explores what makes any of our lives worth living. Can Red, the eccentric Russian artist Ruth commissions to paint her portrait, find a way to warm her frozen heart?
Fiona Robyn, 2009
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The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 ...
Carbon. Economics. and. Ethics. Humankind. has the potential to alter the climate of the Earth forhundreds of thousands of years into the future. That I feel can be said fairly confidently. But will we? Do social inertia, energy infrastructure, and ...
David Archer, 2009
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Real images: Soviet cinema and the thaw
In this first comprehensive account of the relationship between politics and cinema in this period, Josephine Woll skillfully interweaves cultural history with film analysis to explore how movies at once responded to the changes around them ...
Josephine Woll, 2000
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The Big Thaw: Travels in the Melting North
He combines the human and scientific narratives into a wonderful synthesis amplified by his won extensive travels through the North. Everyone interested in the implications of a warming planet should read this remarkable book.
Ed Struzik, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thaw is used in the context of the following news items.
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UK eases travel advisory for visits to Iran as relations thaw; lowering …
LONDON – The British Foreign Office has eased its travel advisory on visits to Iran but urges caution. The new advisory issued Saturday still urges Britons to ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
THAW receives $1 million donation
The Heat and Warmth Fund, or THAW, announced Sunday that it has received the single largest non-utility, private gift in the organization's history. A $1 million ... «WDIV Detroit, May 15»
3
Oakland County Imposes Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions on Roads
“As the road subsurface thaws, the road's ability to carry weight is reduced,” explained RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “That means that a weight that ... «Patch.com, Mar 15»
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THAW festival provides music and comedy for those who don't have …
THAW was promoted, in part, as an artsy alternative to State Patty's Day for ... that it might take some time and little better promotion for THAW to really catch fire. «PennLive.com, Feb 15»
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Toronto tells residents to thaw frozen pipes with hair dryers during …
To restore water flow, city workers have to dig up and thaw the pipes using machines. "Toronto Water crews are working as hard as they can to respond to the ... «Business Insider, Feb 15»
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Mobile home destroyed in fire after owner tried to thaw frozen pipes
Franklin fire officials said a resident used a propane torch to thaw frozen pipes and started a fire that destroyed a mobile home. «WSMV Nashville, Feb 15»
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Fire injures residents trying to thaw pipe with torch in Wantagh home …
Two people who were thawing a frozen water pipe in the basement of their Wantagh home were hospitalized Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, after a fire broke out, ... «Newsday, Feb 15»
8
January Thaw: Arctic Air to Remain in Short Supply Again This Week …
Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari explains a phenomenon that occurs when sunlight is refracted through ice crystals, painting this spectacular scene in Red River, NM. «The Weather Channel, Jan 15»
9
Southwick man sets house on fire trying to thaw outdoor oil tank
SOUTHWICK - A Point Grove Road resident who felt the oil in an outdoor tank had frozen accidentally set his house on fire when he tried to thaw out the tank ... «MassLive.com, Jan 15»
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Iran hails US-Cuba thaw as proof sanctions don't work
The call was a tentative step towards a thaw between the two countries, who have been engaged in tenuous nuclear talks along with other world powers. «Yahoo News, Dec 14»

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