throne: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (thrōn), [key]
— n., v., throned, thron•ing.
  1. the chair or seat occupied by a sovereign, bishop, or other exalted personage on ceremonial occasions, usually raised on a dais and covered with a canopy.
  2. the office or dignity of a sovereign: He came to the throne by succession.
  3. the occupant of a throne; sovereign.
  4. sovereign power or authority: to address one's pleas to the throne.
  5. an episcopal office or authority: the diocesan throne.
  6. See
  7. an order of angels. Cf.(def. 1).
  8. a toilet.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to sit on or as on a throne.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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