What does thrill mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(noun)

    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, tingle(noun)

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  3. thrill(verb)

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

    "the thrills of space travel"

  4. thrill(verb)

    cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input

    "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"

  5. thrill, tickle, vibrate(verb)

    feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

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

  6. shudder, shiver, throb, thrill(verb)

    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

  7. exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify(verb)

    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. thrill(Noun)

    a trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  2. thrill(Noun)

    a cause of sudden excitement; a kick

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  3. thrill(Noun)

    a slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  4. thrill(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  5. thrill(Verb)

    To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

  6. thrill(Verb)

    To pierce.

    Etymology: From þyrlian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrill(noun)

    a warbling; a trill

  2. Thrill(verb)

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

  3. Thrill(verb)

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

  4. Thrill(verb)

    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. Thrill(verb)

    to hurl; to throw; to cast

  6. Thrill(verb)

    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. Thrill(verb)

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

  8. Thrill(noun)

    a drill. See 3d Drill, 1

  9. Thrill(noun)

    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. Terry Richard:

    Larry King is Larry King, larry King groped me twice. Larry King gets a thrill doing this in front of the camera, knowing I could n’t do anything.

  2. Kento Atari:

    You can get a thrill that you can't in everyday life ... it's fun and it's like a sport, but it's separate from war. I am against war.

  3. Nikola Tesla:

    I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success . . . Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

  4. 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.

  5. Parnelli Jones:

    When you go there you go through the tunnel and inside and you kind of have a thrill that goes over your whole body, all the racing years there and you're part of it, it's a thrill every time you go there.

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