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throne

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noun \ˈthrōn\

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 in a sentence

  1. The king sat on his throne.

  2. He is next in line for the throne.

  3. the heir to the throne

Origin and Etymology 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

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Definition of throne

throned

throning

  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



THRONE Defined for English Language Learners

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throne

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noun \ˈthrōn\

Definition of throne for English Language Learners

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

  • the throne : the position of king or queen


THRONE Defined for Kids

throne

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noun \ˈthrōn\

Definition of throne for Students

  1. 1 :  the chair used by a monarch or bishop for ceremonies

  2. 2 :  the position of king or queen <He is heir to the throne.>



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