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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.

  2. throatnoun

    The gullet or windpipe.

    As I swallowed I felt something strange in my throat.

  3. throatnoun

    A narrow opening in a vessel.

    The water leaked out from the throat of the bottle.

  4. throatnoun

    station throat

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Throatnoun

    Etymology: ðrote, ðrota , Saxon.

    The gold, I give thee, will I melt and pour
    Down thy ill-uttering throat. William Shakespeare.

    Wherefore could I not pronounce, amen?
    I had most need of blessing, and amen
    Stuck in my throat. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Her honour, and her courage try’d,
    Calm and intrepid in the very throat
    Of sulphurous war, on Teniers dreadful field. James Thomson.

    These bred up amongst the Englishmen, when they become kern, are made more fit to cut their throats. Edmund Spenser.

    A trumpeter that was made prisoner, when the soldiers were about to cut his throat, says, why should you kill a man that kills nobody? Roger L'Estrange.

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. Anthony Wall:

    I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat and that’s when I got aggressive with him because [ he was ] choking me.

  2. Vince Lu:

    One year ago, when we were sick, no matter it was cold, flu or fever, we still went out with friends and ate hotpot together with no problem at all, but now if you have a mild sore throat, when you cough a bit, people next to you will jump ten metres away from you.

  3. De La Cruz:

    Democrats try to push their message onto Hispanics at no avail. They're not looking at what our values are, they're not talking about our values, they continue to force down our throat this woke consciousness, and messages that simply just don't resonate with Hispanics, i believe that Hispanics, finally, are having an awakening where they see that the Democrat Party has just moved so far to the left and no longer represents their values of faith, of family, and the American dream.

  4. Allen Sills:

    Symptom reporting is more important than ever, vaccinated people may have very different symptoms. Last year, for those who had COVID-19, they might have a high fever and chills and trouble breathing... and with the vaccination they may have only nasal congestion or a mild sore throat or a headache or fatigue.

  5. Evan Kam:

    I need to drink water or else my throat hurts.

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