verb (used with object)
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS
Idioms for thorn
Origin of thorn
OTHER WORDS FROM thornthornless, adjectivethornlike, adjectiveun·thorn, verb (used with object)
Words nearby thorn
Definition for thorn (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for thorn
Since iAd’s closure, Apple has become a thorn in the side of the online ad industry.‘It’s the first time they’re listening’: Apple is striking a more conciliatory tone with the ad industry|Lara O'Reilly|September 8, 2020|Digiday
The Tampa Bay Rays gave New York a good fight early last season and were also a thorn in the Houston Astros’ side during the postseason.Baseball Will Be Weird This Year. But The Astros And Yankees Are Favorites In The American League … Again.|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Adorned with spikes and toxins, crown-of-thorns starfish aren’t an easy meal.
Some fish may be eating only the crown-of-thorns’ tiny, squishy larvae.
Yet occasional starfish population booms suggest something is normally eating live, healthy crown-of-thorns and keeping their numbers in check.
Thorn also posted a video on his personal YouTube page wherein he desk-dances to Taylor Swift.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the system that Battle represents is a constant thorn in their side.
That freedom has been a thorn in the side of many cardinals who feel the sisters should be more conservative.
A tabletop bronze of a boy pulling a thorn from his foot, made around 1500 by the Renaissance sculptor known as Antico.
There are just as many covetable skirts and delicate silk tap shorts as there are thorn-cupped bras and barely-there g-strings.
Taylor alludes to several made from the well known Glastonbury thorn.
I feel as if he were a little child crying with a thorn in his finger, and he had no mother to take it out.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
He lay motionless in her lap, until the thorn suddenly let go and lay in Jess' hand.
Then she held the soft paw firmly with her left hand, and pulled steadily on the thorn with her right hand.
She received the infection on a part of the hand which had been previously in a slight degree injured by a scratch from a thorn.
British Dictionary definitions for thorn (1 of 2)
- any of various trees or shrubs having thorns, esp the hawthorn
- the wood of any of these plants