Throne definition

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To enthrone or be enthroned.
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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.
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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.

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(Biblical tradition) The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim.
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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.

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The formal position of a sovereign.
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(christianity) The third of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
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One who occupies a throne.
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The power, dignity, or rank of one who occupies a throne.
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The ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room.
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(colloquial) The lavatory or toilet.
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(music) A type of stool used by drummers.
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(figuratively) The leadership.
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(archaic) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
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(archaic) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.
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(intransitive, archaic) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.
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(christian theol.) The third highest order in the hierarchy of angels.
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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.
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A sovereign, ruler, etc.

Orders from the throne.

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The power or rank of a king, etc.; sovereignty.
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To install in or occupy a throne.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
throne
Plural:
thrones

Origin of throne

  • Middle English alteration of trone from Old French from Latin thronus from Greek thronos dher- in Indo-European roots

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary