Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Thribble adjective Triple; treble; threefold. [ Prov. Eng. or Colloq.] Halliwell.
[ Middle English thries
thrice (AS. þriga
) + - s
, the adverbal suffix. See Three
, and -wards
.] 1. Three times.
in vain." Spenser.
Verily I say unto thee. That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice . Matt. xxvi. 34. 2. In a threefold manner or degree; repeatedly; very.
Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of you Shak.
To pardon me.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just. Shak.
is often used, generally with an intensive force, to form compounds which are usually of obvious meaning; as, in thrice
-told, and the like.
Thricecock noun (Zoology) The missel thrush. [ Prov. Eng.]
Thrid adjective Third. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Thrid transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Thridded
; present participle & verbal noun Thridding
.] [ A variant of thread
.] 1. To pass through in the manner of a thread or a needle; to make or find a course through; to thread.
Some thrid the mazy ringlets of her hair. Pope.
And now he thrids the bramble bush. J. R. Drake.
I began Tennyson. 2. To make or effect (a way or course) through something; as, to thrid one's way through a wood.
To thrid the musky-circled mazes.
Thrid noun Thread; continuous line.
I resume the thrid of my discourse. Dryden.
[ Icelandic þrift
. See Thrive
.] 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift , prove very good husbands. Spenser. 2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.
is gone full clean." Chaucer.
I have a mind presages me such thrift . Shak. 3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant. 4. (Botany) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria . Common thrift (Botany)
, Armeria vulgaris ; -- also called sea pink . Syn.
-- Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.
Thriftily adverb 1. In a thrifty manner. 2. Carefully; properly; becomingly.
A young clerk . . . in Latin thriftily them gret [ greeted]. Chaucer.
Thriftiness noun The quality or state of being thrifty; thrift.
Thriftless adjective Without thrift; not prudent or prosperous in money affairs. -- Thrift"less*ly , adverb -- Thrift"less*ness , noun
[ Compar. Thriftier
; superl. Thriftiest
.] 1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.
Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new. Chaucer.
I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty . Swift. 2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic. 3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt. 4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
I have five hundred crowns, Shak. 5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.
The thrifty hire I saved under your father.
I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth. Chaucer. Syn.
-- Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful.
[ See Trill
.] A warbling; a trill.
[ Anglo-Saxon þyrel
an aperture. See Thrill
, transitive verb
] A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
Thrill transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Thrilled
; present participle & verbal noun Thrilling
.] [ Middle English thrillen
, to pierce; all probably from Anglo-Saxon þyrlian
, Fr. þyrel
pierced; as a noun, a hole, from þurh
through; probably akin to Dutch drillen
to drill, to bore. √53. See Through
, and confer Drill
to bore, Nostril
to trickle.] 1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
He pierced through his chafed chest Spenser. 2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
With thrilling point of deadly iron brand.
To bathe in flery floods, or to reside Shak.
In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice.
Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the ...eader with sudden delight. M. Arnold.
The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled , Spenser. 3. To hurl; to throw; to cast.
That sudden cold did run through every vein.
I'll thrill my javelin. Heywood.
Thrill intransitive verb 1. To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame.
I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins. Shak. 2. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.
To seek sweet safety out Shak.
In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake.
Thrill noun 1. A drill. See 3d Drill , 1. 2. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy. Burns.
Thrillant adjective Piercing; sharp; thrilling. [ Obsolete] "His thrillant spear." Spenser.
Thrilling adjective Causing a thrill; causing tremulous excitement; deeply moving; as, a thrilling romance. -- Thrill"ing*ly , adverb -- Thrill"ing*ness , noun
Thring transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect Throng
.] [ Anglo-Saxon þringan
. See Throng
.] To press, crowd, or throng.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Thrips noun [ Latin , a woodworm, Greek ....] (Zoology) Any one of numerous small species of Thysanoptera, especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips ( Thrips cerealium ). » The term is also popularly applied to various other small injurious insects.
Thrist noun Thrist. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Thrittene adjective Thirteen. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
(thrīv) intransitive verb
[ imperfect Throve
(thrōv) or Thrived
(thrīvd); past participle Thrived
(thrĭv"'n); present participle & verbal noun Thriving
.] [ Middle English þriven
, Icelandic þrīfask
; probably originally, to grasp for one's self, from þrīfa
to grasp; akin to Danish trives
to thrive, Swedish trifvas
. Confer Thrift
.] 1. To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.
Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold. I. Watts. 2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.
"They by vices thrive
O son, why sit we here, each other viewing Milton.
Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives ?
And so she throve and prospered. Tennyson. 3. To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.
Thriven past participle of Thrive .
Thriver noun One who thrives, or prospers.
Thrivingly adverb In a thriving manner.
Thrivingness noun The quality or condition of one who thrives; prosperity; growth; increase.
[ Middle English throte
, Anglo-Saxon þrote
; akin to Old High German drozza
, German drossel
; confer OFries. & Dutch stort
. Confer Throttle
.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces.
I can vent clamor from my throat . Shak. 2. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase. 3. (Architecture) The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue. Gwilt. 4. (Nautical) (a) The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail. (b) That end of a gaff which is next the mast. (c) The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank. Totten. 5. (Shipbuilding) The inside of a timber knee. 6. (Botany) The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces. Throat brails (Nautical)
, brails attached to the gaff close to the mast.
-- Throat halyards (Nautical)
, halyards that raise the throat of the gaff.
-- Throat pipe (Anat.)
, the windpipe, or trachea.
-- To give one the lie in his throat
, to accuse one pointedly of lying abominably.
-- To lie in one's throat
, to lie flatly or abominably.
Throat transitive verb
1. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats. [ Obsolete] Chapman. 2. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending. [ Prov. Eng.]
a ball.] The Adam's apple in the neck.
[ Obsolete or R.]
By the throatboll he caught Aleyn. Chaucer.
Throating noun (Architecture) A drip, or drip molding.
Throatlatch noun A strap of a bridle, halter, or the like, passing under a horse's throat.
Throatwort noun (Botany) A plant ( Campanula Trachelium ) formerly considered a remedy for sore throats because of its throat-shaped corolla.
Throaty adjective Guttural; hoarse; having a guttural voice. "Hard, throaty words." Howell.
Throb intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Throbbed
; present participle & verbal noun Throbbing
.] [ Middle English þrobben
; of uncertain origin; confer Russian trepete
a trembling, and English trepidation
.] To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of the heart, pulse, etc.
My heart Shak.
Throbs to know one thing.
Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast. Shak.
Throb noun A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation:
The impatient throbs and longings of a soul Addison.
That pants and reaches after distant good.
Throdden intransitive verb [ Prov. English throdden , throddle , fat, thriving; confer Icelandic throask to grow.] To grow; to thrive. [ Prov. Eng.] Grose.
[ Middle English þrowe
, Anglo-Saxon þreá
a threatening, oppression, suffering, perhaps influenced by Icelandic þrā
a throe, a pang, a longing; confer Anglo-Saxon þreowian
to suffer.] 1. Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially, one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition.
Prodogious motion felt, and rueful throes . Milton. 2. A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow.
Throe intransitive verb To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize.
Throe transitive verb To put in agony. [ R.] Shak.
[ See Thrombus
.] (Physiol. Chem.) The fibrin ferment which produces the formation of fibrin from fibrinogen.
[ New Latin See Thrombus
.] (Medicine) The obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot formed at the site of obstruction; -- distinguished from embolism , which is produced by a clot or foreign body brought from a distance.
-- Throm*bot"ic adjective
; plural Thrombi
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... a lump, a clot of blood.] (Medicine) (a) A clot of blood formed of a passage of a vessel and remaining at the site of coagulation. (b) A tumor produced by the escape of blood into the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
[ Middle English trone
, French trône
, Latin thronus
, Greek ...; confer ... a bench, ... a footstool, ... to set one's self, to sit, Sanskrit dharana
to hold fast, carry, and English 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, Tennyson. 3. plural A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen. Milton.
And shape the whisper of the throne .
Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing. Young.
Throne transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Throned
; present participle & verbal noun 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 Milton.
In the bosom of bliss, and light of light.
Throne intransitive verb To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne. Shak.
Throneless adjective Having no throne.