thrall

4 definitions found

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

Thrall \Thrall\, noun [OE. thral, [thorn]ral, Icel. [thorn]r[ae]ll, perhaps through AS. [thorn]r[=ae]l; akin to Sw. tr[aum]l, Dan. tr[ae]l, and probably to AS. [thorn]r[ae]gian to run, Goth. [thorn]ragjan, Gr. tre'chein; cf. OHG. dregil, drigil, a servant.]

1. A slave; a bondman. --Chaucer.

Gurth, the born thrall of Cedric. --Sir W. Scott.

2. Slavery; bondage; servitude; thraldom. --Tennyson.

He still in thrall Of all-subdoing sleep. --Chapman.

3. A shelf; a stand for barrels, etc. [Prov. Eng.]

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

Thrall \Thrall\, adjective Of or pertaining to a thrall; in the condition of a thrall; bond; enslaved. [Obs.] --Spenser.

The fiend that would make you thrall and bond. --Chaucer.

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

Thrall \Thrall\, verb (used with an object) To enslave. [Obs. or Poetic] --Spenser.

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

thrall

noun

1: the state of being under the control of another person [syn: {bondage}, {slavery}, {thrall}, {thralldom}, {thraldom}]

2: someone held in bondage


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