- noun (plural same)1》 dated a native of Siam (now Thailand) in SE Asia.2》 old-fashioned term for Thai (the language).3》 (also Siamese cat) a cat of a lightly built short-haired breed characterized by slanting blue eyes and pale fur with darker points.adjective dated relating to Siam, its people, or their language.
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Siamese — could refer to: *The Thai language *The Thai people *Someone or something from Thailand (formerly Siam) *Siamese twins *Siamese (cat) *Siamese fighting fish, a species of fish from genus Betta … Wikipedia
Siamese — [sī΄ə mēz′, sī΄əmēs′; ] for adj., usually [ sī′ə mēz΄, sī′əmēs΄] n. pl. Siamese 1. former name for THAI 2. any of a breed of domestic cat, thought to have originated in Siam, with blue eyes and a light colored coat that is darker on the face,… … English World dictionary
Siamese — cat (fawn or pale gray breed of short hair cat); Siamese fighting fish (Betta); Siamese twins (congenitally connected twins) … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
Siamese — 1690s, native of SIAM (Cf. Siam); the original Siamese twins (1829) were Chang and Eng (1814 1874), natives of Siam. Siamese cat is attested from 1871 … Etymology dictionary
Siamese — Si a*mese , n. sing. & pl. 1. A native or inhabitant of Siam; pl., the people of Siam. [1913 Webster] 2. sing. The language of the Siamese. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Siamese — ► NOUN (pl. same) 1) dated a native of Siam (now Thailand) in SE Asia. 2) (also Siamese cat) a lightly built short haired breed of cat characterized by slanting blue eyes and pale fur with darker points. ► ADJECTIVE dated ▪ relating to Siam … English terms dictionary
Siamese — Si a*mese , a. Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Siamese — /suy euh meez , mees /, adj., n., pl. Siamese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Siam, its people, or their language. 2. Thai (def. 3). 3. twin; closely connected; similar. 4. Informal. dual; combined; twofold or two way: a Siamese sprinkler. n. 5. a… … Universalium
Siamese — 1. adjective a) Of, or relating to Siam; Thai b) Of a connection of tubes or hoses shaped like a letter Y. See Also: Siamese cat, Siamese fighting fish, Siamese twin, Siamese joi … Wiktionary
Siamese — I. adjective Etymology: Siam (Thailand); in senses 2 & 3, from Siamese twin Date: 1693 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Thailand, the Thais, or their language 2. exhibiting great resemblance ; very like 3. not capitalized connecting two… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Siamese — /saɪəˈmiz/ (say suyuh meez) adjective 1. → Thai (def. 6). 2. (in allusion to Siamese twins) inseparable; closely connected; similar. –noun 3. → Thai (def. 1). 4. (plural Siamese)→ Thai (defs 3 and 4). 5. → … Australian English dictionary