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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
abdicate the throne
▪ The king was forced to abdicate the throne.
accession to power/to the throne (=the act of becoming king, queen, president etc)
heir to the throne (=the person who will become king or queen)
succeed sb to the throne (=to be the next king or queen after someone else)
▪ Who will succeed him to the throne?
▪ Who would rise to claim the Imperial throne?
▪ Joseph looked wildly round the throne room, expecting to see the emperor and the Resident Superior bolting for cover.
▪ When I met Francis on the first occasion in that throne room, life had not turned sour for him.
▪ She had first seen it on one of the standards fluttering in the throne room.
▪ The heat in the throne room was building up.
▪ The major ran through the front door of the Palace, heading for the throne room.
▪ Romero reportedly has abdicated his throne, which could give Johnson his opportunity at last.
▪ He acceded to the throne of Hanover upon his father's death, 18 November 1851.
▪ The original sovereign continued to be struck until 1603, when James I ascended the throne, but was revived in 1817.
▪ Start there, with Caliban ascending the throne.
▪ For a number of years after he ascended the throne he remained highly deferential to gentry concerns.
▪ Primarily, however, her antics seem playful, befitting a king who ascended the throne at age 10.
▪ He acquired it partly by accident, for war was near when he ascended the throne.
▪ He was young, only ten years old, when he came to the throne.
▪ When Charles I came to the throne, Calvert resigned, but he did not lose favor.
▪ She came to the throne after a decade of war and rationing.
▪ Given the apparent strength of Gloucester's position, it is difficult to argue that he was panicked into seizing the throne.
▪ She sat as if on a throne: her dark eyes glowed.
▪ He sat on a throne outside the lion exhibit and wore an incongruous plastic gold crown.
▪ Skarsnik sat upon his iron throne and waited.
▪ Who was green and sat on the throne?
▪ This, then, was the situation when Mary succeeded to the throne, and the rival factions lined up.
▪ Wenceslaus' son succeeded to the throne.
▪ When he succeeded to the throne in 1625, Buckingham became his chief minister.
▪ From this point contemporaries recognized that Richard was moving to take the throne.
▪ Crown Prince Abdullah became the heir-apparent after King Fahd took the throne in 1982.
▪ When the Empress Irene took the Eastern throne, Rome refused to recognise her authority.
▪ The Umayyads were finally overthrown and the first Abbasid, Abul-Abbas, took the throne.
ascend the throne
▪ For a number of years after he ascended the throne he remained highly deferential to gentry concerns.
▪ He acquired it partly by accident, for war was near when he ascended the throne.
▪ Primarily, however, her antics seem playful, befitting a king who ascended the throne at age 10.
▪ Start there, with Caliban ascending the throne.
▪ The original sovereign continued to be struck until 1603, when James I ascended the throne, but was revived in 1817.
be first/second/next etc in line to the throne
restore sb to power/the throne
the power behind the throne
▪ After he had gone his two sons asserted their right to the throne, and each tried to be made king.
▪ Charlemagne's stone throne in the Octagon at Aachen Cathedral.
▪ Oedipus of course resigned the throne.
▪ On our retreat in the last year of school, a visiting priest talked to us from Sister Superior's throne.
▪ Or any other pretenders to the throne.
▪ The Church took the lead in rallying the forces which drove out the poles and established the Romanovs on the throne.
▪ When Charles I came to the throne, Calvert resigned, but he did not lose favor.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Throne \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.


Throne \Throne\, v. i. To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.


Throne \Throne\, n. [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, a.]

  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.

    High on a throne of royal state.

  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.

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

    Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, trone, "the seat of God or a saint in heaven;" c.1300 as "seat occupied by a sovereign," from Old French trone (12c., Modern French trône), from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos "elevated seat, chair, throne," from PIE root *dher- (2) "to hold firmly, support" (cognates: Latin firmus "firm, steadfast, strong, stable," Sanskrit dharma "statute, law;" see firm (adj.)). From late 14c. as a symbol of royal power. Colloquial meaning "toilet" is recorded from 1922. The classical -h- begins to appear in English from late 14c.


n. 1 The ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room. 2 The formal position of a sovereign. 3 (context colloquial English) The lavatory or toilet. 4 (context Biblical tradition English) The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim. 5 (context music English) A type of stool used by drummers. 6 (context figuratively English) The leadership. vb. 1 (context transitive archaic English) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone. 2 (context transitive archaic English) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt. 3 (context intransitive archaic English) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.

  1. n. 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

  4. v. sit on the throne as a ruler

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

Throne (disambiguation)

A throne is a seat of state for a potentate or dignitary.

Throne or Thrones may also mean:

  • Thrones, a rank of angels in Christianity
  • Throne Records, a Spanish independent record label
  • Thrones (band), solo project of bassist Joe Preston
  • "Throne" (song), a single from the 2015 album That's the Spirit by Bring Me the Horizon
  • Throne, Alberta, an unincorporated community
  • Throne (surname)
  • Tsinghua Throne, an unmanned aerial vehicle built by Tsinghua University
  • The Throne, a poem by Carol Ann Duffy that was written for the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation
  • The Throne (group), collaboration pseudonym for rappers Jay Z and Kanye West (as on Drake's "Pop Style")
  • The Throne (film), a 2015 South Korean film
  • Game of Thrones, a TV show from the 2010s.


Throne (surname)

Throne is the surname of:

  • Malachi Throne (1928–2013), American actor
  • Mary Throne (born c. 1960), American politician
  • Zachary Throne (born 1967), American actor and musician, son of Malachi Throne
Throne (song)

"Throne" is a song by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Produced by keyboardist Jordan Fish and vocalist Oliver Sykes, it was featured on the band's 2015 fifth studio album That's the Spirit. The song was also released as the second single from the album on 24 July 2015, reaching number 51 on the UK Singles Chart and topping the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.


A throne is the seat of state of a potentate or dignitary, especially the seat occupied by a sovereign on state occasions; or the seat occupied by a pope or bishop on ceremonial occasions. "Throne" in an abstract sense can also refer to the monarchy or the Crown itself, an instance of metonymy, and is also used in many expressions such as " the power behind the throne".

When used in a political or governmental sense, throne typically refers to a civilization, nation, tribe, or other politically designated group that is organized or governed under an authoritarian system. Throughout much of human history societies have been governed under authoritarian systems, in particular dictatorial or autocratic systems, resulting in a wide variety of thrones that have been used by given heads of state. These have ranged from stools in places such as a Africa to ornate chairs and bench-like designs in Europe and Asia, respectively. Often, but not always, a throne is tied to a philosophical or religious ideology held by the nation or people in question, which serves a dual role in unifying the people under the reigning monarch and connecting the monarch upon the throne to his or her predecessors, who sat upon the throne previously. Accordingly, many thrones are typically held to have been constructed or fabricated out of rare or hard to find materials that may be valuable or important to the land in question. Depending on the size of the throne in question it may be large and ornately designed as an emplaced instrument of a nation's power, or it may be symbolic chair with little or no precious materials incorporated into the design.

When used in a religious sense, throne can refer to one of two distinct uses. The first use derives from the practice in churches of having a bishop or higher-ranking religious official ( archbishop, Pope, etc.) sit on a special chair which in church referred to by written sources as a "throne", and is intended to allow such high-ranking religious officials a place to sit in their place of worship. The other use for throne refers to a belief among many of the world's monotheistic and polytheistic religions that the deity or deities that they worship are seated on a throne. Such beliefs go back to ancient times, and can be seen in surviving artwork and texts which discuss the idea of ancient gods (such as the Twelve Olympians) seated on thrones. In the major Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Throne of God is attested to in religious scriptures and teachings, although the origin, nature, and idea of the Throne of God in these religions differs according to the given religious ideology practiced.

In the west, a throne is most identified as the seat upon which a person holding the title King, Queen, Emperor, or Empress sits in a nation using a monarchy political system, although there are a few exceptions, notably with regards to religious officials such as the Pope and bishops of various sects of the Christian faith. Changing geo-political tides have resulted in the collapse of several dictatorial and autocratic governments, which in turn have left a number of throne chairs empty, however the significance of a throne chair is such that many of these thrones - such as China's Dragon Throne - survive today as historic examples of nation's previous government.

Usage examples of "throne".

After Seti came to the throne he continued Hotep in the advisership and prepared to reign happily.

The solid gold throne carved with the insignias of all the Allegiancy species filled her view.

On this text followed an allocution, in which the Comte de Grandville, obedient to the necessities of his role, contrived to incriminate the Liberals, the Bonapartists, and all other enemies of the throne.

Filfaeril sat alone in the apse of a silent throne room, staring down a long ambulatory bounded by double-stacked arches and tall columns of fluted marble.

Again, she found herself looking up the ambulatory toward the two wooden thrones on the dais.

Timour might boast, that, at his accession to the throne, Asia was the prey of anarchy and rapine, whilst under his prosperous monarchy a child, fearless and unhurt, might carry a purse of gold from the East to the West.

And just as the bow that spans the mantling cloud reminds us of all beautiful things that glow around its antitype that spans the emerald throne on high, so, as we gaze upon the prismatic tints that are reflected from the oily surface, we dream of all that is beautiful in color and gorgeous in tinted radiance, as being hidden amid the elements of petroleum.

Major Domo and the Imperial family, the Archon proceeded slowly through the crowd toward three ornate thrones set against the far wall.

Though history has accustomed us to observe every principle and every passion yielding to the imperious dictates of ambition, it is scarcely credible that, in these moments of horror, Sulpicianus should have aspired to ascend a throne polluted with the recent blood of so near a relation and so excellent a prince.

As the lineal heir of the monarchy, he asserted his right to the throne, and challenged the noble task of delivering the Persians from the oppression under which they groaned above five centuries since the death of Darius.

It is almost needless to observe, that Tiridates, the faithful ally of Rome, was restored to the throne of his fathers, and that the rights of the Imperial supremacy were fully asserted and secured.

Now that he could return to Rush and take her throne without hernow that her help would be a liability rather than an assethe was nowhere in sight.

While Frederick was in Rome to expel Alexander III and put his antipope on the throne, a pestilence broke out, and the plague takes the rich and the poor alike.

How much more troubled will their consciences be if Spain places an antipope on Our throne?

But since you gained the throne, I and my colleagues have hedged you round with far more apotropaic incantations.