- 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.
throne definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
throne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A chair occupied by an exalted personage, such as a sovereign or bishop, on state or ceremonial occasions, often situated on a dais and sometimes having a canopy and ornate decoration.
- a. A personage who occupies a throne.b. The power, dignity, or rank of such a personage; sovereignty.
- thrones Christianity The third of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
Origin: Middle English, alteration of trone, from Old French, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos; see dher- in Indo-European roots.