[ throhn ]
/ θroʊn /


verb (used with or without object), throned, thron·ing.

to sit on or as on a throne.

Origin of throne

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


throne·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for throne

/ (θrəʊn) /


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


to place or be placed on a throne

Derived forms of throne

throneless, adjective

Word Origin for throne

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


see power behind the throne.

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