Thrall Definition

thrôl
thralls
noun
thralls
A slave or bondman.
Webster's New World
A person under the moral or psychological domination of someone or something.
Webster's New World
The condition of being enslaved or dominated, often in a psychological way; thralldom.
Webster's New World
One who is in the power of another or under the sway of an influence.
American Heritage

A shelf; a stand for barrels, etc.

Wiktionary
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verb
To enslave.
Webster's New World
To make a thrall.
Wiktionary
adjective
Enslaved.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Thrall

Noun

Singular:
thrall
Plural:
thralls

Origin of Thrall

  • From Middle English thral, thralle, threl, threlle, from Old English þrÇ£l (“thrall, slave, servant"), from Old Norse þræll (“slave") whence the Icelandic þræll (“slave"), from Proto-Germanic *þrahilaz, *þragilaz, *þrigilaz (“runner, gofer, servant"), from Proto-Indo-European *trāgÊ°- (“to pull, drag, race, run"); according to ODS probably akin to Old High German drigil, servant, to the Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (þragjan) and to the Old English þrǣġan (“to run")

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English slave, slavery from Old English thrǣl slave, bondman from Old Norse thrǣll

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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