throne

noun
\ ˈthrōn \

Definition of throne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the chair of state of a sovereign or high dignitary (such as a bishop)
b : the seat of a deity
2 : royal power and dignity : sovereignty
3 thrones plural : an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

throne

verb
throned; throning

Definition of throne (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to seat on a throne
2 : to invest with kingly rank or power

intransitive verb

1 : to sit on a throne
2 : to hold kingly power

Examples of throne in a Sentence

Noun

The king sat on his throne. He is next in line for the throne. the heir to the throne
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After the ceremony, the prince was surrounded by Saudis who held jostled for selfies with the 33-year-old heir to the throne. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference," 28 Jan. 2019 Shortly after her accession to the throne, Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace, which was previously owned by her late uncle King William IV. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 Kjellberg has maintained his status as the top channel on YouTube for years now, but recently, his claim to the throne has been increasingly threatened by T-Series, a channel owned by an Indian music production company. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie," 30 Nov. 2018 But last year, publisher Next Move Games introduced another contender to the throne: Azul, a puzzle-y abstract game about drafting and laying beautiful bakelite tiles. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "Abstract board games are all the rage—and Reef is the year’s best," 17 Nov. 2018 In Perak state, the second oldest ruling house in Malaysia, three royal families take turns to ascend the throne based on seniority. Eileen Ng, The Seattle Times, "A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king," 23 Jan. 2019 The Barcelona Chair and accompanying stool were considered a modern throne. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s How the Iconic Barcelona Chair Design Came to Be," 23 Jan. 2019 Donald Trump's successful grift to capture the United States presidency from his golden toilet of a throne has suddenly revealed the 1 percent's rotten core, even to those who still believed that the American Dream was ever truly merit-based. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Black Monday on Showtime: Maybe Wall Street Isn't Funny Anymore," 21 Jan. 2019 As noted by BuzzFeed News, an Instagram account by the name of @world_record_egg is trying to de-throne Kylie’s popular photo of Stormi Webster that was posted shortly after her birth. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "This Instagram Account Is Trying to Break Kylie Jenner's Most-Liked Photo Record," 13 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

California currently does not have an official sport, so don’t expect any de-throning drama from other athletes. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Surfing Could Become California’s Official Sport—Here Are the Most Beautiful Places to Catch a Wave," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of throne

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for throne

Noun

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

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throne

noun

English Language Learners Definition of throne

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

throne

noun
\ ˈthrōn \

Kids Definition of throne

1 : the chair used by a monarch or bishop for ceremonies
2 : the position of king or queen He is heir to the throne.

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