American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The anterior portion of the neck.
- n. Anatomy The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
- n. A narrow passage or part suggestive of the human throat: the throat of a horn.
- n. Botany The opening of a tubular corolla or calyx where the tube joins the limb.
- v. To pronounce with a harsh or guttural voice.
- idiom. ram Informal To compel to accept or consider: always ramming his political opinions down my throat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any passage from large to small cross-section, as in a pipe which leads off from a main, where in the neck of the joint the area is enlarged to give easy flow and smooth curves.
- n. The top or head opening of a shaft or blast-furnace through which the charges of ore fuel and flux are dumped by gravity.
- n. The curve where the flange of railway car-wheels joins the straight cylindrical or conical part of the tread. This throat part bears against the upper corner of the head of the rail
- n. In geology, the upper portion of a volcanic conduit, which is adjacent to the crater.
- n. The front part of the mold-board of a plow.
- n. The front of the neck below the chin and above the collar-bone; technically, the jugular region, jugulum, or guttur.
- n. The passage from the mouth to the stomach or to the lungs. The swallow or gullet; technically, the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus.
- n. The air-passage in the throat; the windpipe; technically, the larynx and trachea: as, to form musical notes in the throat.
- n. Something resembling or analogous to the human throat. In entomology, the gula, or posterior part of the lower side of the head, behind the mentum.
- n. Nautical: The central part of the hollow of a breast-hook or knee.
- n. The inner end of a gaff, where it widens and hollows in to fit the mast. See cut under gaff.
- n. The inner part of the arms of an anchor, where they join the shank.
- n. The upper front corner of a four-sided fore-and-aft sail.
- n. In ship-building, the middle part of a floor-timber.
- n. In building, the part of a chimney, usually contracted, between the fireplace proper and the gathering.
- n. The narrowed entrance to the neck of a puddling-furnace, where the area of flue-passage is regulated. See cut under puddling-furnace.
- n. In plate glass manufacturing, the front door of the annealing-arch.
- n. The entranceway in a threshing-machine, where the grain in the straw-passes from the feed-board to the cylinder.
- n. The opening in a plane-stock through which the shavings pass upward.
- n. That part of the spoke of a wheel which lies just beyond the swell at the junction of the hub.
- n. In fortification, same as gorge; also, the smaller or inside opening of an embrasure (which see).
- n. In angling, a straitened body of water flowing with a smooth current through a narrow place, as between rocks in a river.
- To utter in a guttural tone; mutter.
- To channel or groove.
- n. The front part of the neck.
- n. The gullet or windpipe.
- n. A narrow opening in a vessel.
- n. station throat
- v. obsolete To utter in the throat; to mutter.
- v. UK, dialect, obsolete To mow (beans, etc.) in a direction against their bending.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column.
- n. Hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces.
- n. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way.
- n. (Arch.) The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue.
- n. The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail.
- n. That end of a gaff which is next the mast.
- n. The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank.
- n. (Shipbuilding) The inside of a timber knee.
- n. (Bot.) The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces.
- v. obsolete To utter in the throat; to mutter.
- v. Prov. Eng. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending.
- n. an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
- n. a passage resembling a throat in shape or function
- n. the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
- n. the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat
- From Middle English throte, from Old English þrote, þrota, þrotu ("throat"), from Proto-Germanic *þrutō (“throat”), from Proto-Indo-European *trud- (“to swell, become stiff”). Cognate with Dutch strot ("throat"), German Droß ("throat"), Icelandic þroti ("swelling"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English throte, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The throat, exposed as it is to unwholesome and overheated air, irritating dust of the street, factories, and workshops, is often inflamed, resulting in that common ailment, _sore throat_.”
“There are a number of contributing causes to throat stiffness, but the principal cause is _throat consciousness_ and misplaced effort, due largely to current misconceptions regarding the voice.”
“The one where she slits her throat is the one i would have went with.”
“The lump in your throat is as pro forma as the popcorn.”
“There's a lot of mucous to cough up, and your throat is a little sore from putting the tube down in it," Mr. Anderson says.”
“Any fish that escapes with a treble hook in the throat is a dead fish.”
“* Mum came through operation fine, her throat is a bit ragged, but all in all she's doing well.”
“They are likewise bloody; for their throat is an open sepulchre, cruel as the grave, gaping to devour and to swallow up, insatiable as the grave, which never says, It is enough, Prov. xxx.”
“Help Lady “O” the frog in my throat is trying to escape!”
“You may be in devilish fine form to-day, but your throat is rotten.”
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