What does thrill mean?

Definitions for thrill
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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. Steve Jobs:

    (Miele) really thought the process through. They did such a great job designing these washers and dryers. I got more thrill out of them than I have out of any piece of high tech in years.

  2. Wayne gretzky:

    You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical. My kids are no different than anyone else's-they tend to disagree with what I say! The only way a kid is going to practice if it's total fun for him... and it was for me. It's an honor and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the nhl. Most people marry their mother. I married my father. Growing up, I was always the small guy.

  3. Matt LeBlanc:

    As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honored and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter. What a thrill !

  4. Madeleine Albright:

    President Clinton wisely said' I am not going until this is prepared, I am sending the secretary... That didn't thrill them,'.

  5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    Happiness is not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

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