the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
a passage resembling a throat in shape or function
"the throat of the vase"; "the throat of a chimney";
the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat
The front part of the neck.
The wild pitch bounced and hit the catcher in the throat.
The gullet or windpipe.
As I swallowed I felt something strange in my throat.
A narrow opening in a vessel.
The water leaked out from the throat of the bottle.
Origin: From throte, from þrote, þrota, þrotu, from þrutō, from trud-. Cognate with strot, Droß, þroti.
the part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column
hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces
a contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase
the part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue
the upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail
that end of a gaff which is next the mast
the angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank
the inside of a timber knee
the orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces
to utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats
to mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending
In vertebrate anatomy, the throat is the anterior part of the neck, in front of the vertebral column. It consists of the pharynx and larynx. An important feature of the throat is the epiglottis, a flap which separates the esophagus from the trachea and prevents inhalation of food or drink. The throat contains various blood vessels, various pharyngeal muscles, the trachea and the esophagus. The hyoid bone and the clavicle are the only bones located in the throat of mammals. It is sometimes considered a synonym for fauces. The jugulum is the lower part of the throat, just above the breast. The term is reflected in the external and internal jugular vein, which pass through this region.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thrōt, n. the forepart of the neck, in which are the gullet and windpipe: an entrance: a narrow part of anything: (naut.) the widened and hollowed end of a gaff next the mast—opp. to Peak, the outer end.—ns. Throat′-band, -strap, -latch, a band about the throat; Throat′-bolt, an eye-bolt to which to hook the throat-halyards.—n.pl. Throat′-brails, those which are attached to the gaff for trussing up the sail close to the gaff as well as the mast.—adj. Throat′ed, with a throat of a specified kind.—n.pl. Throat′-hal′yards, those for hoisting the throat of a gaff.—adj. Throat′y, formed in the throat, guttural in sound.—Clergyman's sore throat, an affection commonly arising from too prolonged or powerful exercise of the voice by persons in whom the mucous membrane of the throat is in a relaxed condition; Cut one's own, or another's, throat, to pursue some course ruinous to one's own or to another's interests; Give one the lie in his throat, to accuse one to his face of a lie. [A.S. throte; Dut. strot, Ger. drossel, the throat.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'throat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3136
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Rank popularity for the word 'throat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3140
Rank popularity for the word 'throat' in Nouns Frequency: #1242
The numerical value of throat in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of throat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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