What does thrill mean?

Definitions for thrill
θrɪlthrill

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kicknoun

    the swift release of a store of affective force

    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

  2. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tinglenoun

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  3. thrillverb

    something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation

    "the thrills of space travel"

  4. thrillverb

    cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input

    "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"

  5. thrill, tickle, vibrateverb

    feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

    "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"

  6. shudder, shiver, throb, thrillverb

    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

  7. exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatifyverb

    fill with sublime emotion

    "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

Wiktionary

  1. thrillnoun

    a trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  2. thrillnoun

    a cause of sudden excitement; a kick

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  3. thrillnoun

    a slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  4. thrillverb

    To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  5. thrillverb

    To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  6. thrillverb

    To pierce.

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrillnoun

    a warbling; a trill

  2. Thrillverb

    a breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird

  3. Thrillverb

    to perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill

  4. Thrillverb

    hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate

  5. Thrillverb

    to hurl; to throw; to cast

  6. Thrillverb

    to pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame

  7. Thrillverb

    to feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body

  8. Thrillnoun

    a drill. See 3d Drill, 1

  9. Thrillnoun

    a sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thrill

    thril, v.t. to pierce: to affect strongly.—v.i. to pierce, as something sharp: to cause a tingling, shivering feeling to run through the body: to feel a sharp, shivering sensation.—n. a thrilling sensation.—adjs. Thrill′ant (Spens.), thrilling, piercing; Thrill′ing, causing to thrill.—adv. Thrill′ingly, in a thrilling manner: with thrilling sensations.—n. Thrill′ingness. [A.S. thyrlian, to bore a hole—thyrel, a hole; Ger. drillen, to drill a hole.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrill in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of thrill in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    Last Tuesday we had a primary, and I walked into the ballot box, i saw my name on the ballot, and it was kind of a thrill, but I checked the box for Ted Cruz.

  2. Shawn Levy:

    It's not what's on our mind when we're making the show, but it sure would thrill us for sure.

  3. Kyle Miller:

    Our Annual Pass Members had an exclusive opportunity to preview the ride prior to opening and the feedback is fantastic, ice Breaker is a one-of-a-kind thrill ride which complements our existing exhilarating ride portfolio perfectly.

  4. Jim McKay:

    ...the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat

  5. House Minority Leader Pelosi:

    It is the most exhilarating thrill to be a leader in a party that has that kind of diversity of opinion, it’s our strength.We’re not a rubber stamp.… It isn’t about some of the things that you talked about interparty.It’s a dynamic, but it certainly can work to our advantage.So I don’t see it as an obstacle, no.

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