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throne

[ throhn ]

noun

  1. the chair or seat occupied by a sovereign, bishop, or other exalted personage on ceremonial occasions, usually raised on a dais and covered with a canopy.
  2. the office or dignity of a sovereign:

    He came to the throne by succession.

  3. the occupant of a throne; sovereign.
  4. sovereign power or authority:

    to address one's pleas to the throne.

  5. an episcopal office or authority:

    the diocesan throne.

  6. thrones, an order of angels. Compare angel ( def 1 ).
  7. Facetious. a toilet.


verb (used with or without object)

, throned, thron·ing.
  1. to sit on or as on a throne.

throne

/ θrəʊn /

noun

  1. the ceremonial seat occupied by a monarch, bishop, etc on occasions of state
  2. the power, duties, or rank ascribed to a royal person
  3. a person holding royal rank
  4. plural; often capital the third of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in medieval angelology


verb

  1. to place or be placed on a throne
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Derived Forms

  • ˈthroneless, adjective
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Other Words From

  • throneless adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of throne1

1175–1225; Middle English < Latin thronus < Greek thrónos high seat; replacing Middle English trone < Old French < Latin, as above
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Word History and Origins

Origin of throne1

C13: from Old French trone, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos throne
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Idioms and Phrases

see power behind the throne .
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Example Sentences

And, others said that they would see his body rise from the throne, start pacing the room, all while his head disappeared.

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The image of him on that chair was Photoshopped into famous scenarios, real and fictional, including the throne from “Game of Thrones,” the cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” and the iconic photograph “Lunch atop a Skyscraper.”

Created by Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne, this 10-episode audio comedy follows a queen and her minion as they try to save the throne after learning about a planned uprising.

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Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in 2016, intent on chasing rings, knocking James off his throne and broadening his business portfolio.

I've never had much luck with "cheap" office chairs—a $350 mid-back office chair frequently turns into a throne of pain without sufficient extended breaks to get up and move around.

Then, as I sat here on this “throne,” this beautiful choir struck my ears and senses.

The wonderful reign of Queen Elizabeth has everyone worried about what will happen when her crank of a son takes the throne.

They will not be green birds flying beneath the great throne—arsh—of Allah until the Final Day.

So, when Juan Carlos was put on the throne by Franco, he was said to be stone broke.

The Tudors who succeeded Richard to the throne reinforced their own legitimacy by setting out systematically to trash him.

The Greek character will now become easy to decipher; and the evening papers may take King Otho both off the throne and on.

They went to the capital, forcibly removed the king from his throne, and banished him to the island of Kang-wa.

And I will fasten him as a peg in a sure place, and he shall be for a throne of glory to the house of his father.

When he ascended the throne, his friend presented him a turnip of extraordinary size.

Night, high on her spangled throne, watches the sun dip down behind the Libyan sands.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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