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Definitions of thorn

  1. something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a Germanic character of runic origin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A hard and sharp-pointed projection from a woody stem; usually, a branch so transformed; a spine. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any shrub or small tree which bears thorns; especially, any species of the genus Crataegus, as the hawthorn, whitethorn, cockspur thorn. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble; care. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To prick, as with a thorn. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter , capital form . It was used to represent both of the sounds of English th, as in thin, then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A prickle, spine, or sharp point, as on a plant or an animal; a prickly tree or shrub; hence, anything that troubles or annoys; care. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A sharp, woody spine on the stem of a plant: a spine: a plant having spines or thorns: anything prickly or troublesome. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Sharp spine on a plant; a plant having thorns. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A sharp pointed outgrowth from a branch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A spiny shrub or tree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A discomfort; pain; vexation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A tree or shrub armed with spines or sharp ligneous shoots; a spine; anything troublesome; impediment; worldly care. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A tree or shrub armed with sharp spines; a spine; a prickle; anything that causes great trouble and anxiety. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Heb. hedek ( Proverbs 15:19 ), rendered "brier" in Micah 7:4 . Some thorny plant, of the Solanum family, suitable for hedges. This is probably the so-called "apple of Sodom," which grows very abundantly in the Jordan valley. "It is a shrubby plant, from 3 to 5 feet high, with very branching stems, thickly clad with spines, like those of the English brier, with leaves very large and woolly on the under side, and thorny on the midriff." biblestudytools.com
  18. Heb. kotz ( Genesis 3:18 ; Hosea 10:8 ), rendered akantha by the LXX. In the New Testament this word akantha is also rendered "thorns" ( Matthew 7:16 ; 13:7 ; Hebrews 6:8 ). The word seems to denote any thorny or prickly plant ( Jeremiah 12:13 ). It has been identified with the Ononis spinosa by some. biblestudytools.com
  19. Heb. na'atzutz ( Isaiah 7:19 ; 55:13 ). This word has been interpreted as denoting the Zizyphus spina Christi, or the jujube-tree. It is supposed by some that the crown of thorns placed in wanton cruelty by the Roman soldiers on our Saviour's brow before his crucifixion was plaited of branches of this tree. It overruns a great part of the Jordan valley. It is sometimes called the lotus-tree. "The thorns are long and sharp and recurved, and often create a festering wound." It often grows to a great size. (See CROWN OF THORNS .) biblestudytools.com
  20. Heb. atad ( Psalms 58:9 ) is rendered in the LXX. and Vulgate by Rhamnus, or Lycium Europoeum, a thorny shrub, which is common all over Palestine. From its resemblance to the box it is frequently called the box-thorn. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical BibleBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Thorn". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  21. The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter th, as in thin, then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine. dictgcide_fs
  22. thorn, n. a sharp, woody spine on the stem of a plant: a spine: a plant having spines or thorns: anything prickly or troublesome.--ns. THORN'-APP'LE, a plant of genus Datura: a haw, a thorn-tree; THORN'BACK, a species of ray or skate which has nail-like crooked spines in its back; THORN'BILL, a variety of humming-bird with short, straight bill; THORN'-BUSH, a shrub producing thorns; THORN'-HEDGE, a hedge of hawthorn.--adjs. THORN'LESS, without thorns; THORN'SET, set or beset with thorns; THORN'Y, full of thorns: prickly: troublesome: harassing (A.S. thorniht).--THORN IN THE FLESH, any cause of constant irritation, from 2 Cor. xii. 7. [A.S. thorn; Ice. thorn, Ger. dorn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Prickle, spiny process or plant, esp. abortive branch; kinds of thorny shrub or tree, as hawt., whitet., blackt.; a t. in one\'s flesh or side, constant source of annoyance; early English symbol for the hard sound of th as opp. to edh, symbol for soft th (dh); thornback, ray with spines on back and tail, British spider-crab; thornbill, thorntail, kinds of humming-bird. Hence thornless, thorny, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. be, sit, on tt., be continuously uneasy esp. in expectation of being detected &c. at any moment. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Gothic, German] A sharp, ligneous, or woody shoot from the stem of a tree or shrub ; a spine ;-popularly, , but incorrectly, a prickle ;-a tree or shrub armed with spines, or sharp, ligneous shoots;-sometimes incorrectly applied to a bush with prickles ;-hence, any thing troublesome ;-pl. In Scripture, difficulties or impediments ; especially worldly cares or anxieties. Cabinet Dictionary

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