from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The most northerly region of the habitable world to ancient Greek geographers. Posited as an island north of Britain, it has been variously identified with Iceland, Norway, and the Shetland Islands.
- A town of northwest Greenland northwest of Cape York. A U.S. naval base was built here during World War II. Population: 652.
- n. A Native American culture that spread eastward across coastal Arctic regions to eastern Canada and Greenland from its beginnings in the Bering Strait region, flourishing from about 1000 to 1600.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. the ancestors of the Canadian Inuit
- proper n. the northernmost location of the ancient world
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The name given by ancient geographers to the northernmost part of the habitable world. According to some, this land was Norway, according to others, Iceland, or more probably Mainland, the largest of the Shetland islands; hence, the Latin phrase ultima Thule, farthest Thule.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given by Pytheas of Marseilles to a region or island north of Great Britain, the position of which has been for more than two thousand years the subject of investigation and a matter of controversy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world
- n. a town in northwestern Greenland; during World War II a United States naval base was built there
After Thule1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Θούλη. (Wiktionary)