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throne

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noun \ˈthrōn\

Simple Definition of throne

  • : the special chair for a king, queen, or other powerful person

  • the throne : the position of king or queen

Full Definition of throne

  1. 1a :  the chair of state of a sovereign or high dignitary (as a bishop)b :  the seat of a deity

  2. 2 :  royal power and dignity :  sovereignty

  3. 3 plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

Examples of throne

  1. The king sat on his throne.

  2. He is next in line for the throne.

  3. the heir to the throne



Origin of throne

Middle English trone, throne, from Anglo-French trone, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos — more at firm


First Known Use: 13th century


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throne

verb

Definition of throne

thronedthron·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to seat on a throne

  3. 2 :  to invest with kingly rank or power

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to sit on a throne

  6. 2 :  to hold kingly power



14th Century

First Known Use of throne

14th century




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