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Definition of "throne" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • A personage who occupies a throne. (noun)
  • The power, dignity, or rank of such a personage; sovereignty. (noun)
  • Christianity The third of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology. (noun)
  • To install in or occupy a throne. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "throne" in a sentence
  • "Today the throne is among 90 objects from the emperor's garden -- buildings, furniture, murals, paintings, jade and cloisonné -- in an exhibit that opened in September at PEM in Salem."
  • "If anyone saw Bill Richardson and James Carville on Larry King last night, well, Bill Richardson said it best when he said that the Clinton's think the throne is theirs and will do anything to take it back because they think they are entitled."
  • "One morning, about a week after we had finished up our painting job, Gilberto had something new for us to docleaning out the receptacle bin under what he called the throne room."