throne

Definitions

  • He crouched on his throne
    He crouched on his throne
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throne put a monarch on the throne "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"
    • v throne sit on the throne as a ruler
    • n throne the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
    • n throne the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc. "the king sat on his throne"
    • n throne a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Joan kneels before the throne Joan kneels before the throne
Canute sits on his throne at the edge of the waves Canute sits on his throne at the edge of the waves
A WOODMAN ALL BEDRAGGLED CAME IN HASTE BEFORE HIS THRONE A WOODMAN ALL BEDRAGGLED CAME IN HASTE BEFORE HIS THRONE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee
    • Throne A chair of state, commonly a royal seat, but sometimes the seat of a prince, bishop, or other high dignitary. "The noble king is set up in his throne .""High on a throne of royal state."
    • Throne A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen. "Thrones, dominations , princedoms, virtues, powers.""Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing."
    • Throne Hence, sovereign power and dignity; also, the one who occupies a throne, or is invested with sovereign authority; an exalted or dignified personage. "Only in the throne will I be greater than thou.""To mold a mighty state's decrees,
      And shape the whisper of the throne ."
    • v. i Throne To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.
    • Throne To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt. "True image of the Father, whether throned In the bosom of bliss, and light of light."
    • Throne To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: England's King Edward VII gave a large diamond tiara to Wallis Warfield Simpson as a wedding gift. Simpson was the woman for whom Edward VII abdicated the throne for.
    • n throne A chair of state; a seat occupied by a sovereign, bishop, or other exalted personage on occasions of state. The throne is now usually a decorated arm-chair, not necessarily of remarkable richness, and seldom of great size, but usually raised on a dais of one or two steps, and covered with an ornamental canopy. Ancient and Oriental thrones are described and represented as very elaborate, made in part of precious materials, or raised very high with different substructures, and supported on figures of beasts or men.
    • n throne Sovereign power and dignity: also, the wielder of that power; also, episcopal authority or rank: often with the definite article.
    • n throne plural The third order of angels in the first triad of the celestial hierarchy. See celestial hierarchy, under hierarchy.
    • throne To set on a throne; enthrone.
    • throne To set as on a throne; set in an exalted position; exalt.
    • throne To sit on a throne; sit in state as a sovereign.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
    • n Throne thrōn a chair of state richly ornamented and covered with a canopy: seat of a bishop in the cathedral-church of his diocese: sovereign power and dignity:
    • v.t Throne to place on a royal seat: to exalt
    • v.i Throne to sit in state, as on a throne:—pr.p. thrōn′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. thrōned
    • n Throne thrōn (pl.) the third order of angels in the first triad of the celestial hierarchy
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Quotations

  • William M. Evarts
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    “It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.”
  • Francesco Petrarch
    Francesco Petrarch
    “It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.”
  • Sir Aubrey De Vere
    Sir Aubrey De Vere
    “Power's footstool is opinion and his throne the human heart.”
  • Dean William R. Inge
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    “A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.”
  • Walter Bagehot
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    “A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trone, F. trône, L. thronus, Gr. ; cf. a bench, a footstool, to set one's self, to sit, Skr. dharaṇa, supporting, dhṛ, to hold fast, carry, and E. firm, a
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. thronus—Gr. thronos, a seat.

Usage

In literature:

A year or two after the death of Polycrates, his banished brother Syloson came to the throne in a singular way.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But Richard won back his kingdom and pardoned his brother, and later on John regained the English throne.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
After several kings of Roman and Sabine birth had reigned, a foreigner, of Greek descent, came to the throne of Rome.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The royal maiden rose from her throne at his entrance; but how amazed and confused was Jalaladdeen!
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Mazarin was more than "the power behind the throne;" he was practically the throne itself.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
The little fellow, four and a half years old, arrayed in imperial robes, was seated upon the throne.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Such is Alfonso, such the man whose virtues Now fill thy throne, Castile, to bliss thy children!
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
To this throne God pledged under oath a perpetuity.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
Glaucias deemed this a favorable opportunity for restoring Pyrrhus to the throne.
"Pyrrhus" by Jacob Abbott
The throne was splendid with gold and crimson; the canopy over the throne was of crimson and gold, with the royal arms in embroidery.
"Coronation Anecdotes" by Giles Gossip
There appeared the voluptuous charms of her to whom the heir of the throne had in secret plighted his faith.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Henry's Claim to the Throne of France.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
About six months after his accession to the throne he set off for France to be married.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
They could not retrace their steps and try to re-establish the throne.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Lorenzo Celino had conducted her to the throne, and she bowed and looked up.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Henry of Richmond at their head was then to confront the usurper and chase him from the throne.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
He was raised to the throne by the magnates who had rebelled against Hormizd IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Stovik was deposed and Russia put her dupe upon the throne.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
At the head of the table was a high-backed seat resembling a throne.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
Napoleon went to Egypt because he thought it the shortest route to the vacant throne of the Bourbons.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

He watcheth with such eyes
As only mothers own --
"Sweet Father in the skies!
Ye call us to a throne."
"Inevitable" by Abram Joseph Ryan
There is One beside Thy throne,
And my only hope and plea
Are in Him and Him alone:
God, be merciful to me.
"Sinful, Sighing to be Blest" by John Samuel Bewley Monsell
Because I sought it far from men,
In deserts and alone,
I found it burning overhead,
The jewel of a Throne.
"Gods of the East" by Rudyard Kipling
And if we never meet again
On this poor frozen clod,
O! may we meet to part no more
Around the throne of God.
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
By faith I see Jehovah high
Upon a throne of grace;
I see him lay his vengeance by,
And smile in Jesus' face.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Worthy for ever is the Lord,
That died for treasons not his own,
By every tongue to be adored,
And dwell upon his Father's throne!
"Hymn 25" by Isaac Watts

In news:

'Game of Thrones' recap: Episode 6, 'The Crowning'.
5 Fantasy Books to Read While You're Waiting for the Next 'Game of Thrones'.
Helmut Lang and LD Tuttle Do Game of Thrones-Inspired Shoes.
Who will take over the British throne after Queen Elizabeth II.
(CBS News) Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating her 60th year on the British throne, was "delighted" by the song composed especially for the occasion, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber said on "CBS This Morning.
You know, while you're sitting on the "porcelain throne".
Two Views of Monogamy From Kanye West and Jay-Z on 'Watch the Throne'.
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth has held the throne, and The Mousetrap has been running in London's West End.
Jay-Z and Kanye perform their collaborative album 'Watch the Throne' at the Verizon Center in D.C.
INTERVIEWS You Are Now Watching the Throne Do 'Paris' Nine Times a Night.
I'd like to tell Avenger stories, Iron Man, and Game of Thrones.
Marc Jacobs Marries Megan Draper To 'Rosemary's Baby,' Rodarte Sweats 'Game Of Thrones'.
Coldplay Drummer Joins 'Game of Thrones' — Is This the New 'Glee'.
Hey, Game of Thrones fans — does this guy look like a citizen of war-torn Westeros to you.
Coldplay Drummer to Appear on 'Game of Thrones'.
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In science:

However, we soon found that the conjecture is false: There is nonzero probability that a graph with 1 2 n edges will contain several pretenders to the giant throne, and this probability increases when the number of edges is slightly more than 1 2 n.
The birth of the giant component
The wormhole is very interesting sub ject in modern cosmology since Morris and Throne have verified the realistic possibilities of constructing a traversable wormhole space-time and traveling through it in the theoretical context of the general relativity .
Wormhole and C-field
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