Thorn has several meanings:

* Thorn, a sharp structure on plants
* Thorn tree
* Common hawthorn, "Crataegus monogyna"
* Thorn (letter) (Þ, þ), a letter in the Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic alphabets
* Thorn (rune) (runic|ᚦ), the name of the "th"-rune in the Anglo-Saxon rune poem


* Thorn, Netherlands
* Toruń, Poland (known as Thorn in German and sometimes also in English )

United Kingdom

* Thorn, Bedfordshire
* Thorn, Devon
* Thorn, Herefordshire
* Thorn, Powys


* Thorn, San Bernardino County, California
* Thorn, Chickasaw County, Mississippi
* Thorn, Salt Lake County, Utah

Persons, Characters

* Andy Thorn
* Brad Thorn, Australian/New Zealand rugby league and rugby union footballer
* Damien Thorn
* Erin Thorn
* Gaston Thorn (1928-2007), Luxembourg politician
* George Thorn
* Colonel Herman Thorn (1783–1859), called "the millionaire of New York", brother of Jonathan Thorn
* Jan Thorn-Prikker
* Jesse Thorn, America's Radio sweetheart
* John Thorn
* John Thorn (musician)
* Jonathan Thorn
* Matt Thorn
* Nautica Thorn
* Philip Thorn
* Robyn Thorn
* Rod Thorn
* Stuart Thorn, President of the Fat People United Group
* Tracey Thorn
* Vanaro Thorn
* Victor Thorn
* Vikki Thorn, one-third of The Waifs
* Viktor Thorn
* Rose and Thorn is a character with a split personality in DC comics
* Thorn, the main character of the online fantasy story Darksoul Kingdom
* Thorn Harvestar, a main character in Jeff Smith's Bone comic series
* Thorns (band), a Norwegian black metal band
* The Thorns, an American acoustic rock band
* Thorn (Inheritance) a dragon from the "Inheritance cycle"


* Thorn EMI
* THORN Electrical Industries
* Thorn Cycles, British bicycle manufacturer
* Thorn guitars, guitar manufacturer
* Thorn Lighting, luminaire manufacturer, part of Zumtobel Lighting Group

Other uses

* "Thorns", a 1967 science fiction novel by American writer Robert Silverberg
* Thorn (horse), racehorse that won the Kentucky Futurity in 1897
* Thorn is the name of the red dragon on the cover of the book Eldest.
* Thorn (comics) is a DC Comics character.
* Thorns, a Norwegian black metal band.

ee also

* Thorne, Thorne (surname)

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  • Thorn — als Ortsname: die ehemals preußische Stadt Thorn, heute Toruń in Polen, dazu Landkreis Thorn, preußisch deutscher Landkreis zwischen 1818 und 1945 Woiwodschaft Thorn ,1975–1998 Bistum Thorn, (lat.: Dioecesis Thoruniensis, poln.: Diecezja… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thorn — Thorn, n. [AS. [thorn]orn; akin to OS. & OFries. thorn, D. doorn, G. dorn, Dan. torn, Sw. t[ o]rne, Icel. [thorn]orn, Goth. [thorn]a[ u]rnus; cf. Pol. tarn, Russ. tern the blackthorn, ternie thorns, Skr. t[.r][.n]a grass, blade of grass. [root]53 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thorn — (poln. Torun), Stadt (Stadtkreis) im preuß. Regbez. Marienwerder, Festung ersten Ranges, an der Weichsel, über die hier eine 1000 m lange Eisenbahnbrücke führt, 35 m ü. M., hat alte, vom Deutschen Orden erbaute Ringmauern, 6 evangelische und 3… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • thorn´i|ly — thorn|y «THR nee», adjective, thorn|i|er, thorn|i|est. 1. full of thorns or spines; spiny; prickly: »He scratched his hands on the thorny bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • thorn|y — «THR nee», adjective, thorn|i|er, thorn|i|est. 1. full of thorns or spines; spiny; prickly: »He scratched his hands on the thorny bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thorn — Thorn, v. t. To prick, as with a thorn. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] I am the only rose of all the stock That never thorn d him. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorn — O.E. þorn sharp point on a stem or branch, earlier thorny tree or plant, from P.Gmc. *thurnuz (Cf. O.S. thorn, Du. doorn, O.H.G. dorn, Ger. Dorn, O.N. þorn, Goth. þaurnus), from PIE *trnus (Cf. O.C.S. trunu thorn, Skt …   Etymology dictionary

  • thorn — [thôrn] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger dorn < IE * (s)ter , prickly plant (< base * ster , to be stiff) > Gr ternax, cactus stem] 1. a) a very short, hard, leafless branch or stem with a sharp point b) any small tree or shrub bearing thorns …   English World dictionary

  • thorn — [θo:n US θo:rn] n [: Old English;] 1.) a sharp point that grows on the stem of a plant such as a rose 2.) [U and C] a bush or tree that has thorns ▪ a long, low hedge of thorns 3.) a thorn in sb s side someone or something that annoys you or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thorn — ► NOUN 1) a stiff, sharp pointed woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant. 2) a thorny bush, shrub, or tree. 3) an Old English and Icelandic runic letter, þ or Þ, eventually superseded by th. ● a thorn in someone s side (or flesh) Cf …   English terms dictionary

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