- Throne is defined as the power of a king, or the chair where royalty sits.
An example of a throne is where a queen sits in royal court.
- Throne means to become a king or queen.
An example of throne is for a prince to take over his father's position as king.
- the chair on which a king, cardinal, etc. sits on formal or ceremonial occasions: it usually is on a dais, covered with a canopy, and highly decorated
- the power or rank of a king, etc.; sovereignty
- a sovereign, ruler, etc.: orders from the throne
- Christian Theol. the third highest order in the hierarchy of angels
Origin of throneMiddle English trone ; from Old French or L: Old French trone ; from Classical Latin thronus ; from Classical Greek thronos, a seat ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dher-, to hold, support from source firm
- 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.
- a. One who occupies a throne.b. The power, dignity, or rank of one who occupies a throne.
- thrones Christianity The third of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
tr. & intr.v.throned throned, thron·ing, thrones
Origin of throneMiddle English, alteration of trone, from Old French, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos; see dher- in Indo-European roots.
- The ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room.
- He approached the throne reverently.
- The formal position of a sovereign.
- (colloquial) The lavatory or toilet.
- She’s on the throne.
- (Biblical tradition) The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim.
- (music) A type of stool used by drummers.
- (figuratively) The leadership.
(third-person singular simple present thrones, present participle throning, simple past and past participle throned)
- (archaic) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
- (archaic) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.
- (intransitive, archaic) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.
Middle English trone, from Old French trone, from Latin thronus, from Ancient Greek θρόνος (thronos, “chair, throne”). Early Modern English spelling modified to conform with Latin and Greek etymology.