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throat

 (thrōt)
n.
1. The anterior portion of the neck.
2. Anatomy The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
3. A narrow passage or part suggestive of the human throat: the throat of a horn.
4. Botany The opening of a tubular corolla or calyx where the tube joins the limb.
tr.v. throat·ed, throat·ing, throats
To pronounce with a harsh or guttural voice.
Idiom:
ram/shove down (someone's) throat Informal
To compel to accept or consider: always ramming his political opinions down my throat.

[Middle English throte, from Old English.]

throat

(θrəʊt)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
b. the front part of the neck
2. something resembling a throat, esp in shape or function: the throat of a chimney.
3. (Botany) botany the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth
4. informal a sore throat
5. cut one's throat cut one's own throat to bring about one's own ruin
6. have by the throat to have compete control over (a person or thing)
7. jump down someone's throat See jump24
8. ram something down someone's throat force something down someone's throat to insist that someone listen to or accept (something): he rammed his own opinions down my throat.
9. stick in one's throat stick in one's craw informal to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe
[Old English throtu; related to Old High German drozza throat, Old Norse throti swelling]

throat

(θroʊt)

n.
1. the first part of the passage from the mouth to the stomach and lungs, including the pharynx, larynx, and upper parts of the trachea and esophagus.
2. some analogous or similar narrowed part or passage.
3. the front of the neck below the chin and above the collarbones.
4. the narrow opening between a fireplace and its flue or smoke chamber.
5. the forward edge of the opening in the vamp of a shoe.
v.t.
7. to speak or sing throatily.
Idioms:
stick in one's throat, to be difficult or impossible to express.
[before 900; Middle English throte, Old English throte, throta, throtu; akin to Old High German drozza throat, Old Norse throti swelling. compare throttle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throat - the passage to the stomach and lungsthroat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
glossa, lingua, tongue, clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
upper respiratory tract - the nose and throat and trachea
nasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
oropharynx - cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
laryngopharynx - the lower part of the pharynx
adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis - a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
tubular cavity - a cavity having the shape of a tube
pharyngeal recess - a small recess in the wall of the pharynx
2.throat - an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
3.throat - a passage resembling a throat in shape or function; "the throat of the vase"; "the throat of a chimney";
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
4.throat - the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat
external body part - any body part visible externally

throat

noun gullet, windpipe, oesophagus, crop, maw, craw, trachea, pharynx She had a sore throat.
Related words
adjectives guttural, gular, jugular
Translations
بُلْعوم، حَلْقحَلْقحَنْجَرَةحُنْجَرَه
gola
hrdlokrkjícen
halssvælg
kaelkurk
kurkkukaula
gorgegoulotcol d’une tuyèreégorger
grlogušadušnikgrkgrkljan
torok
háls
のど
목구멍
balso gilumasgerklėkaklas-kakliskrūtininis
kakliņškaklsrīkle
hrdlo
grlohrdlovrat
гркгркљангрлићгрлогуша
halsstrupeflaskhals
คอลำคอ
cổ họng

throat

[θrəʊt] N
1. (interior) → garganta f
to clear one's throataclararse la voz, carraspear
to have a sore throattener dolor de garganta
to jump down sb's throatarremeter contra algn sin más (fig)
to ram sth down sb's throatmeter algo a algn por las narices
there's no need to ram it down my throatno hace falta que me lo metas por las narices
2. (from exterior) → cuello m
they are at each other's throats all the timese atacan uno a otro todo el tiempo
to cut or slit sb's throatcortar el cuello a algn
to cut or slit one's throatcortarse la garganta, cortarse el cuello
he's cutting his own throat (fig) → está actuando en perjuicio propio, se está haciendo daño a sí mismo

throat

[ˈθrəʊt] n
(= part inside body) → gorge f
to have a sore throat → avoir mal à la gorge
to clear one's throat → se racler la gorge
to stick in sb's throat (= be unacceptable) → rester en travers de la gorge de qn
to ram sth down sb's throat, to force sth down sb's throat (fig)faire rentrer qch dans le crâne de qn
(= neck) → cou m
His tie was loosened at his throat → Sa cravate était desserrée autour de son cou.
to be at each other's throats [people who are quarrelling] → être à couteaux tirésthroat infection nangine f

throat

n (external) → Kehle f; (internal also) → Rachen m; to grab somebody by the throatjdn bei or an der Kehle or Gurgel packen; to cut somebody’s throatjdm die Kehle or Gurgel durchschneiden; to cut one’s own throat (fig)sich (dat)selbst das Wasser abgraben; my throat is really dryich habe einen völlig trockenen Hals or eine ganz trockene Kehle; I’ve a fishbone stuck in my throatmir ist eine Gräte im Hals stecken geblieben; the doctor looked down her throatder Arzt sah ihr in den Hals; cancer of the throatKehlkopfkrebs m; to clear one’s throatsich räuspern; they’ve been pouring drink down my throat all evening (inf)sie haben den ganzen Abend lang Alkohol in mich hineingeschüttet (inf); to ram or force one’s ideas down somebody’s throat (inf)jdm seine eigenen Ideen aufzwingen; the words stuck in my throatdie Worte blieben mir im Halse stecken; it sticks in my throat (fig)das geht mir gegen den Strich (inf)

throat

[θrəʊt] ngola
to clear one's throat → schiarirsi la gola
to have a sore throat → avere (il) mal di gola
to stick in sb's throat (fig) → restare in gola a qn

throat

(θrəut) noun
1. the back part of the mouth connecting the openings of the stomach, lungs and nose. She has a sore throat.
2. the front part of the neck. She wore a silver brooch at her throat.
-throated
having a (certain type of) throat. a red-throated bird.
ˈthroaty adjective
(of a voice) coming from far back in the throat; deep and hoarse.
ˈthroatily adverb
ˈthroatiness noun

throat

حَلْق, حَنْجَرَة hrdlo, krk hals Hals, Rachen λαιμός, λάρυγγας garganta kurkku gorge grlo gola のど 목구멍 keel hals gardło garganta горло hals คอ, ลำคอ boğaz cổ họng 喉咙

throat

n. garganta, área que incluye la faringe y la laringe;
___ swabmuestra faríngea.

throat

n garganta; sore — dolor m de garganta
References in classic literature ?
It's so simple you can eat it, and being soft, it will slip down without hurting your sore throat.
With a little broken sob in her throat, Elizabeth Willard blew out the light that stood upon the table and stood weak and trembling in the darkness.
Straight through the throat and chest under the uplifted jaw of the jaguar it went--through heart and lungs.
The wind had the burning taste of fresh snow; my throat and nostrils smarted as if someone had opened a hartshorn bottle.
Edna removed her collar and opened her dress at the throat.
Avoiding the horns of the infuriated animal, Uncas darted to his side, and passed his knife across the throat, when bounding to the edge of the river it fell, dyeing the waters with its blood.
For before her, sunburnt in cheek and throat, darker in the free growth of moustache and curling hair, clad in the coarse, picturesque finery of his class, undisguised only in his boyish beauty, sat George Kearney.
Higginson, and the outpouring of a psalm from the general throat of the community, was to be made acceptable to the grosser sense by ale, cider, wine, and brandy, in copious effusion, and, as some authorities aver, by an ox, roasted whole, or at least, by the weight and substance of an ox, in more manageable joints and sirloins.
More than once he had cleared his throat, and drawn in the long, deep, and tremulous breath, which, when sent forth again, would come burdened with the black secret of his soul.
how bitterly will burst those straps in the first howling gale, when thou art driven, straps, buttons, and all, down the throat of the tempest.
Starbuck, there's no way to stop my singing in this world but to cut my throat.
He was knocked down by one of our soldiers, who had cut his throat but that the fathers prevented it: he then restored the cords, and was more tractable ever after.