verb (used with object)
Origin of thorn
Related formsthorn·less, adjectivethorn·like, adjectiveun·thorn, verb (used with object)
Definition for thorn (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for thorn
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
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.
For more than 40 years now, Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg has relished being a thorn in the side of authorities.In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War|Lorenza Muñoz|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Senator Blanche Lincoln was a thorn in the Democrats' side during the health-care debate.
Then we went, but as I passed through the thorn trees I turned and looked at Sihamba, and lo!Swallow|H. Rider Haggard
She starts low down among the plants, thorn and thistle, gorse and cactus."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
One of them described a circle round the thorn, within which the plough should not go.The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
The King tossed his head proudly and observed: “Who would not play the thorn with two such buds to blush on either side?”Mistress Nell|George C. Hazelton, Jr.
I grieve over it off and on, a kind of thorn in de flesh, my husband used to say.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
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