Thou, v. i. To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends. [R.]
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. --Shak.
thou pron. [Sing.: nom. Thou; poss. Thy or Thine obj. Thee Pl.: nom. You poss. Your or Yours obj. You.] 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: ☞ “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.”
Note: ☞ Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers, in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly say thee instead of thou.
n : the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad,
G, grand, yard]