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.
Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing. --Young.
Throne, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throned p. pr. & vb. n. Throning.]
1. To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
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.
Throne v. i. To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.
n 1: the chair of state of 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]
3: the position and power of one who occupies a throne
v 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] [ant: dethrone]
(Heb. kiss'e), a royal chair or seat of dignity (Deut. 17:18; 2
Sam. 7:13; Ps. 45:6); an elevated seat with a canopy and
hangings, which cover it. It denotes the seat of the high priest
in 1 Sam. 1:9; 4:13, and of a provincial governor in Neh. 3:7
and Ps. 122:5. The throne of Solomon is described at length in 1