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Princeton's WordNet

  1. throat, pharynxnoun

    the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone

  2. throatnoun

    an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep

  3. throatnoun

    a passage resembling a throat in shape or function

    "the throat of the vase"; "the throat of a chimney";

  4. throatnoun

    the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat

Wiktionary

  1. throatnoun

    The front part of the neck.

    The wild pitch bounced and hit the catcher in the throat.

    Etymology: From throte, from þrote, þrota, þrotu, from þrutō, from trud-. Cognate with strot, Droß, þroti.

  2. throatnoun

    The gullet or windpipe.

    As I swallowed I felt something strange in my throat.

    Etymology: From throte, from þrote, þrota, þrotu, from þrutō, from trud-. Cognate with strot, Droß, þroti.

  3. throatnoun

    A narrow opening in a vessel.

    The water leaked out from the throat of the bottle.

    Etymology: From throte, from þrote, þrota, þrotu, from þrutō, from trud-. Cognate with strot, Droß, þroti.

  4. throatnoun

    station throat

    Etymology: From throte, from þrote, þrota, þrotu, from þrutō, from trud-. Cognate with strot, Droß, þroti.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Throatnoun

    the part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column

  2. Throatnoun

    hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces

  3. Throatnoun

    a contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase

  4. Throatnoun

    the part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue

  5. Throatnoun

    the upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail

  6. Throatnoun

    that end of a gaff which is next the mast

  7. Throatnoun

    the angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank

  8. Throatnoun

    the inside of a timber knee

  9. Throatnoun

    the orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces

  10. Throatverb

    to utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats

  11. Throatverb

    to mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending

Freebase

  1. Throat

    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

  1. Throat

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. throat

    The widened and hollowed end of a gaff next the mast; opposed to peak, the outer end. Also, the midship portion of the floor-timbers and transoms. The contrary of breech.

Editors Contribution

  1. throat

    A facet of the neck of an animal or human being.

    Men have an Adam's apple within their throat.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'throat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3136

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'throat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3140

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'throat' in Nouns Frequency: #1242

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of throat in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of throat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of throat in a Sentence

  1. Debra Tate:

    I know for a fact she did not have a premonition — awake or in a dream — that she and Jay would have their throat cut, i checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It’s a total fabrication.

  2. Vincent Zhou:

    It felt like a mild cold. I think the worst thing was probably a sore throat and some congestion. Like, that was the worst of it.

  3. General Mattis:

    When asked why he carry's a knife, General Mattis said, In case I run into a piece of cake, or, a throat to slit

  4. Sven Jordt:

    Our nose, mouth and throat contain nerve endings that sense painful and irritating chemicals in the inhaled air. For example, the burning, stinging feeling elicited by smoke inhalation is mediated by these nerve endings. They also trigger sneezing and cough, basically to defend the lungs from inhaling toxic chemicals, the new chemicals we identified in e-cigarettes activate these nerve endings more strongly. Especially when activated over a longer period, as in smokers, and potentially in e-cigarette users, these mechanisms have been shown to cause inflammation and asthma and contribute to emphysema.

  5. Yitz Dekel:

    We had, especially for my wife, some dizziness, then in my case inexplicable fatigue. And my neighbors, some in ill health, had major coughing and irritation in the eyes and throat. Some had nose bleeding.

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