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When Captain America is in a room full of Marvel superheroes, he is always Top Dog, even though his powers are pretty modest. He could be stood next to Thor, Iron Man, whoever. He is the one that everyone looks up to. To me, that is Superman, too. Even de-powered in the Legion arc, he was still Superman. Still Top Dog.
Gary Frank

Meaning of "Thor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THOR

Old English Thōr, from Old Norse thōrrthunder.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THOR

Thor  [θɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THOR

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thor is 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.

WHAT DOES THOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thor

Thor

In Norse mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar, stemming from a Common Germanic *Þunraz. Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjölnir, were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday; German "Donnerstag", bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today.

Definition of Thor in the English dictionary

The definition of Thor in the dictionary is the god of thunder, depicted as wielding a hammer, emblematic of the thunderbolt.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THOR

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WORDS THAT END LIKE THOR

abhor
anchor
at anchor
author
camphor
cast anchor
coauthor
crown and anchor
Hathor
ichor
joint author
khor
markhor
metaphor
petrichor
phosphor
ride at anchor
sea anchor
Senghor
senhor

Synonyms and antonyms of Thor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Thor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

雷神
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Thor
570 millions of speakers

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Thor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थोर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Тор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Thor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Thor
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Thor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Thor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

토르
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thor
85 millions of speakers
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Thor
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थोर
75 millions of speakers

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Thor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Thor
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Thor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Тор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Thor
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Thor
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Thor
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Thor
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Thor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Thor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THOR»

The term «Thor» is very widely used and occupies the 9.638 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Thor

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4 QUOTES WITH «THOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Thor.
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Richard Dawkins
We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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Michael Easton
I was going to be a writer. One person believed I could do it: my mom. Having her faith in me was like carrying around the Hammer of Thor.
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Gary Frank
When Captain America is in a room full of Marvel superheroes, he is always Top Dog, even though his powers are pretty modest. He could be stood next to Thor, Iron Man, whoever. He is the one that everyone looks up to. To me, that is Superman, too. Even de-powered in the Legion arc, he was still Superman. Still Top Dog.
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Derek Theler
I'm a huge, huge comic book fan. I love the superhero movies so much. If I had to be one of the Avengers, I would go with Thor. I would have to. I just think I look the part too much, and I'm a fan of all of them, but Thor would be something that I think I could put on. I think I could make it happen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THOR»

Discover the use of Thor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Thor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Full Black: A Thriller
As terrorists conspire to unleash a series of deadly attacks across America and a foreign wet work team targets a famous Hollywood filmmaker, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath races against time to save the United States from complete ...
Brad Thor, 2012
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Hidden Order
This is thriller writing at its absolute best, where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.
Brad Thor, 2013
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The Athena Project: A Thriller
But there is more to the story than anyone knows. In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery.
Brad Thor, 2010
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The Lions of Lucerne
When a group of Secret Service agents is massacred in Utah and the president of the United States is abducted, surviving agent Scot Harvath vows to avenge his murdered colleagues and find the kidnappers. Reissue.
Brad Thor, 2007
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Black List: A Thriller
An intense, page-turning novel that is action-packed and frighteningly real, Black List blurs the line between fiction and reality and once again reaffirms why Brad Thor "is arguably the best thriller writer of our time" (Suspense Magazine) ...
Brad Thor, 2012
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Hammer of Thor - Norse Mythology and Legends - Special Edition
" This special edition begins with the Norse legend of creation and ends with a comparison between Norse and Greek mythology.
H. A. Guerber, Shawn Conners, 2010
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Thor Heyerdahl
A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people.
John Malam, 1999
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Takedown: A Thriller
In the aftermath of a Fourth of July terrorist bombing that has destroyed all of the bridges and tunnels leading out of Manhattan, an elite cadre of Middle Eastern soldiers searches for a man who holds a powerful secret of key importance.
Brad Thor, 2007
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Path of the Assassin: A Thriller
Seeking to capture the people responsible for a plot to kidnap the president, Secret Service agent Scot Harvath follows a series of clues that point to the world's most ruthless terrorist and enlists the aid of a beautiful hijacking ...
Brad Thor, 2007
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The First Commandment: A Thriller
In the wake of his girlfriend's brutal murder by an assassin who is in possession of a strange radioactive isotope, covert counter-terrorism agent Scot Harvath discovers clues to a conspiracy with presidential ties that puts him at odds ...
Brad Thor, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Thor is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ghostbusters: Chris Hemsworth to swap Thor for receptionist in all …
The director, known for recent box office smash Spy, has turned the traditionally female role on its head to prove that actually, men can support women in movies ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
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Flakka is wreaking havoc on Florida
One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
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Thor Mocks 'Age Of Ultron' In SNL Sketch
Hemsworth's SNL Thor dances behind the reporter (played by Bobby Moynihan) occassionally giving fans high-fives or calling out ex-girlfriend Jane with a “How ... «Forbes, Mar 15»
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Avengers: Age of Ultron - Even Thor Can't Fight Ultron
While there, we were able to speak with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, about where we'll find the Asgardian God in the film, and what the events of Ultron will ... «IGN, Feb 15»
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'Thor' star Chris Hemsworth named world's sexiest man
Washington (AFP) - Australian actor and "Thor" avenger Chris Hemsworth is the ... movies, wielding a hammer: Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero movies? «Yahoo News, Nov 14»
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Ragnarok: Thor 3 May be More Important Than You Think
Kevin Feige has promised that Thor: Ragnarok is "a very important movie for us in Phase 3...we plan on taking Thor to another level." We think we're ready to ... «Den of Geek!, Nov 14»
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Full Marvel Movie Release Calendar
... (Cop Car). We kind of hope that Goddard will be announced as a writer. [related article: Where Spider-Man Fits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Thor 3 ... «Den of Geek, Jul 14»
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Giving Us a Female Thor and Black Captain America Isn't Enough
Starting in November, it seems we'll have a new Captain America to go along with the new Thor in Marvel's comic book line-up. As announced on last night's ... «Wired, Jul 14»
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Marvel's new Thor will be a woman
This morning on ABC's The View Marvel announced that Thor, Marvel's God of Thunder, will be a woman in the comics. The news is a major shift in Marvel's ... «The Verge, Jul 14»
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Afghanistan Veteran Deano Miller and Thor Reunite After Years Apart
Deano Miller, on two legs, welcomed Thor, on four, to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday. It was the culmination of a long effort by Miller to adopt ... «NBCNews.com, May 14»

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