Definition of Throne

1. Noun. The chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.. "The king sat on his throne"

Specialized synonyms: Bishop's Throne, Cathedra, Mercy Seat, Musnud, Peacock-throne
Generic synonyms: Chair Of State

2. Verb. Sit on the throne as a ruler.
Generic synonyms: Govern, Rule

3. Noun. A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination.
Exact synonyms: Can, Commode, Crapper, Pot, Potty, Stool, Toilet
Group relationships: Bath, Bathroom, Bathroom, Can, John, Lav, Lavatory, Privy, Toilet
Specialized synonyms: Flushless Toilet, Flush Toilet, Lavatory, Potty Chair, Potty Seat
Generic synonyms: Plumbing Fixture
Terms within: Toilet Bowl, Toilet Seat
Derivative terms: Crap, Stool

4. Verb. Put a monarch on the throne. "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"
Exact synonyms: Enthrone
Generic synonyms: Enthrone, Invest, Vest
Antonyms: Dethrone
Derivative terms: Enthronement, Enthronisation, Enthronization

5. Noun. The position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

Definition of Throne

1. n. A chair of state, commonly a royal seat, but sometimes the seat of a prince, bishop, or other high dignitary.

2. v. t. To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.

3. v. i. To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.

Definition of Throne

1. Noun. The ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room. ¹

2. Noun. The formal position of a sovereign. ¹

3. Noun. (colloquial) The lavatory or toilet. ¹

4. Noun. (context: Biblical tradition) The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim. ¹

5. Noun. (music) A type of stool used by drummers. ¹

6. Noun. (figuratively) The leadership. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive archaic) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive archaic) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne. ¹

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Definition of Throne

1. to place on a throne (a royal chair) [v THRONED, THRONING, THRONES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Throne

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thrombotic phlegmasia
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thromboxane-a synthase
thromboxane a2
thromboxane b2
thromboxane dehydrogenase
throne (current term)
throne room
throne rooms

Literary usage of Throne

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"She spoke, and to his throne thrust the God down. But Here call'd Apollo from the hall, With Iris, who is messenger in heaven, And spake, and with wing'd ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... from his mining throne; Black choler fill'd his ... from hit throne, the king of men. Ver. 129.] This is a languid line. ..."

3. The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1819)
"Aine succeeds to the throne....She resolves to fulfil the Engagements of her ... ANNE SUCCEEDS TO THE throne. WILLIAM was succeeded as sovereign of England ..."

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