Definitions for throneθroʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

throneθroʊn(n.; v.)throned, thron•ing.

  1. (n.)the chair or seat occupied by a sovereign or other exalted personage on ceremonial occasions.

  2. the occupant of a throne; sovereign.

  3. the office or dignity of a sovereign.

  4. sovereign power or authority.

  5. thrones, an order of angels.

    Category: Religion

    Ref: Compare angel (def. 1). 1 1

  6. Slang. a toilet.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  7. (v.i.)to sit on or as if on a throne.

Origin of throne:

1175–1225; ME trone < OF < L thronus < Gk thrónos seat, throne

Princeton's WordNet

  1. throne(noun)

    the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.

    "the king sat on his throne"

  2. toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne(noun)

    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  3. throne(verb)

    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

  4. throne(verb)

    sit on the throne as a ruler

  5. enthrone, throne(verb)

    put a monarch on the throne

    "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. throne(noun)θroʊn

    a chair for a king or queen

    The queen sat on the throne.

  2. throneθroʊn

    the position of being king or queen

    The prince is heir to the throne.


  1. throne(Noun)

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

  2. throne(Noun)

    The formal position of a sovereign.

  3. throne(Noun)

    The lavatory or toilet.

  4. throne(Noun)

    The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim.

  5. throne(Noun)

    A type of stool used by drummers.

  6. throne(Noun)

    The leadership.

  7. throne(Verb)

    To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.

  8. throne(Verb)

    To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.

  9. throne(Verb)

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

  10. Origin: From θρόνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Throne(noun)

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

  2. Throne(noun)

    hence, sovereign power and dignity; also, the one who occupies a throne, or is invested with sovereign authority; an exalted or dignified personage

  3. Throne(noun)

    a high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen

  4. Throne(verb)

    to place on a royal seat; to enthrone

  5. Throne(verb)

    to place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt

  6. Throne(verb)

    to be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne


  1. Throne

    A throne is the seat of state of a potentate or dignitary, especially the seat occupied by a sovereign on state occasions; or the seat occupied by a pope or bishop on ceremonial occasions. "Throne" in an abstract sense can also refer to the monarchy or the Crown itself, an instance of metonymy, and is also used in many expressions such as "the power behind the throne".

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'throne' in Nouns Frequency: #2587

Anagrams of throne

  1. Hornet, hornet, nother, Thorne

Translations for throne

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the ceremonial chair of a king, queen etc, pope or bishop.

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