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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Throne \Throne\, noun [OE. trone, F. tr[^o]ne, L. thronus, Gr. ?; cf. ? a bench, ? a footstool, ? to set one's self, to sit, Skr. dhara[.n]a supporting, dh[.r] to hold fast, carry, and E. firm, adjective]

1. 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. --Chaucer.

High on a throne of royal state. --Milton.

2. 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. --Gen. xli. 40.

To mold a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne. --Tennyson.

3. pl. A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen. --Milton.

Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing. --Young.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Throne \Throne\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Throned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Throning}.]

1. To place on a royal seat; to enthrone. --Shak.

2. 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. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Throne \Throne\, verb (used without an object) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

throne

noun

1: the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.; "the king sat on his throne"

2: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: {toilet}, {can}, {commode}, {crapper}, {pot}, {potty}, {stool}, {throne}]

3: 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

verb

1: sit on the throne as a ruler

2: put a monarch on the throne; "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago" [syn: {enthrone}, {throne}] [ant: {dethrone}]


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