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throne

 (thrōn)
n.
1. A chair occupied, as by a monarch or prelate, as a mark of rank or distinction on state or ceremonial occasions, often situated on a dais and sometimes having a canopy and ornate decoration.
2.
a. One who occupies a throne.
b. The power, dignity, or rank of one who occupies a throne.
3. thrones Christianity The third of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
tr. & intr.v. throned, thron·ing, thrones
To install in or occupy a throne.

[Middle English, alteration of trone, from Old French, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]

throne

(θrəʊn)
n
1. (Furniture) the ceremonial seat occupied by a monarch, bishop, etc on occasions of state
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the power, duties, or rank ascribed to a royal person
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person holding royal rank
4. (Theology) (plural; often capital) the third of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in medieval angelology
vb
to place or be placed on a throne
[C13: from Old French trone, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos throne]
ˈthroneless adj

throne

(θroʊn)

n., v. throned, thron•ing. n.
1. the chair or seat occupied by a sovereign or other exalted personage on ceremonial occasions.
2. the occupant of a throne; sovereign.
3. the office or dignity of a sovereign.
4. sovereign power or authority.
5. thrones, an order of angels. Compare angel (def. 1).
6. Slang. a toilet.
v.t., v.i.
7. to sit on or as if on a throne.
[1175–1225; Middle English trone < Old French < Latin thronus < Greek thrónos seat, throne]

throne


Past participle: throned
Gerund: throning

Imperative
throne
throne
Present
I throne
you throne
he/she/it thrones
we throne
you throne
they throne
Preterite
I throned
you throned
he/she/it throned
we throned
you throned
they throned
Present Continuous
I am throning
you are throning
he/she/it is throning
we are throning
you are throning
they are throning
Present Perfect
I have throned
you have throned
he/she/it has throned
we have throned
you have throned
they have throned
Past Continuous
I was throning
you were throning
he/she/it was throning
we were throning
you were throning
they were throning
Past Perfect
I had throned
you had throned
he/she/it had throned
we had throned
you had throned
they had throned
Future
I will throne
you will throne
he/she/it will throne
we will throne
you will throne
they will throne
Future Perfect
I will have throned
you will have throned
he/she/it will have throned
we will have throned
you will have throned
they will have throned
Future Continuous
I will be throning
you will be throning
he/she/it will be throning
we will be throning
you will be throning
they will be throning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been throning
you have been throning
he/she/it has been throning
we have been throning
you have been throning
they have been throning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been throning
you will have been throning
he/she/it will have been throning
we will have been throning
you will have been throning
they will have been throning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been throning
you had been throning
he/she/it had been throning
we had been throning
you had been throning
they had been throning
Conditional
I would throne
you would throne
he/she/it would throne
we would throne
you would throne
they would throne
Past Conditional
I would have throned
you would have throned
he/she/it would have throned
we would have throned
you would have throned
they would have throned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throne - the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.throne - the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.; "the king sat on his throne"
bishop's throne, cathedra - a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
chair of state - a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person
mercy seat - the throne of God
musnud - a seat with a cushion that is used as a throne by Indian princes
peacock-throne - the golden throne of former kings of Delhi; stolen by the Persians in 1739 and subsequently lost; symbol of the former Shah of Iran
2.throne - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urinationthrone - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
flushless toilet - a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
flush toilet, lavatory - a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
potty chair, potty seat - toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
toilet bowl - the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
toilet seat - the hinged seat on a toilet
3.throne - the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Verb1.throne - sit on the throne as a ruler
rule, govern - exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
2.throne - put a monarch on the throne; "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"
enthrone, vest, invest - provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights"
Translations
العَرْشعَرْشكرسيكُرْسي المَلِك أو المَلِكَه
trůn
troneTronen
trono
valtaistuin
prestoprijestolje
tróntrónszéktrónus
hásæti, veldisstóllkrúna
王座
왕좌
sedemthronus
monarhstronisvaldnieks
trón
prestol
prestoпресто
trontronen
บัลลังก์
ngai vàng

throne

[θrəʊn]
A. Ntrono m
to ascend the throne; come to the thronesubir al trono
to succeed to the thronesuceder en el trono
the heir to the throneel/la heredero/a del trono
the throne of France; the French throneel trono de Francia, el trono francés
B. CPD throne room Nsala f del trono

throne

[ˈθrəʊn] ntrône m
the heir to the throne → l'héritier au trône

throne

nThron m; (Eccl) → Stuhl m; to come to the throneden Thron besteigen; to swear allegiance to the throneder Krone den Treueid leisten; the power of the thronedie Macht der Krone
vt (he is) throned in glory (Eccl) → er sitzet or thronet in Herrlichkeit

throne

[θrəʊn] ntrono
to ascend to the throne → salire al trono
the heir to the throne → l'erede m/f al trono

throne

(θrəun) noun
1. the ceremonial chair of a king, queen etc, pope or bishop.
2. the king or queen. He swore allegiance to the throne.

throne

عَرْش trůn trone Thron θρόνος trono valtaistuin trône prijestolje trono 王座 왕좌 troon trone tron trono трон tron บัลลังก์ taht ngai vàng 王座
References in classic literature ?
I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.
In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
The king and the queen sat in their thrones, the most conspicuous figures there, of course.
Close by us was the Grand Stand - tier on tier of dim thrones rising up toward the zenith.
I only hope you won't have to wait too long for your thrones and your kingdoms, Rebecca," she said, "and that I shall have a sight of them before I die; but life looks very hard and rough to me, what with your aunt Miranda a cripple at the brick house, me another here at the farm, you tied hand and foot, first with one and then with the other, to say nothing of Jenny and Fanny and Mark
The King and Queen dismounted from their steeds, ascended the steps of the royal box, and seated themselves upon two thrones, decked with purple and gold trapping, upon a dais sheltered by striped canvas.
At one end of the chamber, upon massive golden thrones encrusted with diamonds, sat Than Kosis and his consort, surrounded by officers and dignitaries of state.
Particular pieces of fence or secure positions behind collections of trees were wrangled over, as gold thrones or pearl bedsteads.
Thrones are at this time shaken and it is to little purpose for devoted hearts to serve the interests of princes.
This Chair had stood firm when the thrones of kings were overturned
Around the walls were ranged two and twenty thrones, overhung by canopies of crimson and gold, and provided with the softest of cushions, which were tasselled and fringed with gold cord.
In this particular, then, I may be said to enjoy a precedency over the Bourbons, themselves, who now govern no less than four different states of Europe, and who have sat on thrones these thousand years.