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thrall

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noun \ˈthrȯl\

Definition of thrall

  1. 1a :  a servant slave :  bondman; also :  serfb :  a person in moral or mental servitude

  2. 2a :  a state of servitude or submission <in thrall to his emotions>b :  a state of complete absorption <mountains could hold me in thrall with a subtle attraction of their own — Elyne Mitchell>

thrall adjective
thrall·dom or thral·dom play \ˈthrȯl-dəm\ noun


Examples of thrall

  1. <I'm not your thrall, so you'll have to pick up after yourself.>

  2. <a people who still bear the scars of having been in thrall for so many years>



Origin of thrall

Middle English thral, from Old English thræl, from Old Norse thræll


First Known Use: before 12th century


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thrall

transitive verb

Definition of thrall

archaic

  1. :  enthrall, enslave



13th Century

First Known Use of thrall

13th century




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