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Definition of the noun throe

What does throe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: throes

  1. severe spasm of pain
    • examples: the throes of dying | the throes of childbirth
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: agony / excruciation / suffering = a state of acute pain
  2. hard or painful trouble or struggle
    • example: a country in the throes of economic collapse
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: distress = a state of adversity

Alternative definition of the noun throe

noun

  1. severe spasm of pain, especially near the moment of death

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Google previewHealing Words for the Body, Mind, and Spirit (2009)

101 Words to Inspire and Affirm by Caren Goldman, Belleruth Naparstek

MOTHER GOOSE THE WORD THROE means a condition of agonizing struggle or trouble, ...

Google previewStyle Guide (2015)

by The Economist

throe, throw Throe is a spasm or pang (and is usually in the plural). Throw is to cast or hurl through the air. Last throws may be all right on ...

Google previewAdolescents and Their Families (2013)

Structure, Function, and Parent-Youth Relations by Richard M. Lerner, Domini R. Castellino

throe is a significant in ANOVAwith a significa igp<;.05; ig'p<.01 ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms and Antonyms (1914)

With Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions, Designed as a Companion for the Study and as a Text-book for the Use of Schools by James Champlin Fernald

Throe is a violent and thrilling pain. Paroxysm applies to an alternately recurring and receding pain, which comes as it were in waves; the paroxysm is the rising of the wave. Torment and torture are intense and terrible sufferings. Agony and ...

Google previewT, UVWXYZ Versability (2016)

by Roger J. Maderia

A throe is a spasm of some pain. Therapeutics deals with treatment and its shots. A thoracotomy is a chest wall incision. Thalidomide caused problems with pregnancy. Theobromine is caffeine like white powder. Theine is the caffeine found in ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms and Antonyms, with Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions (1896)

by James Champlin Fernald

Throe is a violent and thrilling pain. Paroxysm applies to an altgjnately recurring and receding pain, which comes as it were in waves ; the paroxysm JsTthe rising of the •wave. Torment and torture are intense and terrible sufferings. Agony and ...

Google previewThe Thinker (1895)

A Review of World-wide Christian Thought

But throe is the number of the Spirit. Accordingly, the enumeration of three times fourteen members denotes the perfect unfolding of ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

A throe is a pang characteristic of a process (as of labor in childbirth). Because ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

pain, throe, agony, anguish, distress, paroxysm panic n. fear, alarm, terror, dread, scare panic v. terrify, alarm, frighten pant v. gasp, puff, blow, wheeze paper 176 paper n.

Google previewThe New Royal and Universal English Dictionary ... (1763)

To which is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by J. Johnson

THROE, n. s. the pain of travail; the anguish of bringing children. Any extreme agony ; the final and mortal struggle. To THROE, v. a. to put in agonies. THRONE, n.s. a royal seat; the seat of a king.

Google previewA General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1804)

For the Use of Schools, Foreigners, &c. on the Plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones

THROE, (thrö) s. the pain of travail, the anguish of bringing children ; any extreme agony, the final and mortal struggie. "To THROE, (thrö') v. a. to put in agonies. Not in use. THRONE, (thrône) s. a royal seat, the seat of a king; the seat of a ...

Google previewA Family Encyclopaedia (1831)

Or, An Explanation of Words and Things Connected with All the Arts and Sciences ... by George Crabb

A meaaure equal to throe quartera of an inch ; alao, a character denoting a f, gure, ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ... (1827)

To which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation ... : the Whole Interspersed with Observations, Etymological, Critical, and Grammatical by John Walker

THROE, thrö, s. 296, 466. The pain of travail, the anguish of bringing children; any extreme agony, the final and mortal struggle. To THROE, thrö, c. a. To put in agonies. Not in use. THRONE, thrône, s. 466. A royal seat, the seat of a king; the ...

Google previewNuttall's Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1914)

Based on the Labours of the Most Eminent Lexicographers ... by P. Austin Nuttall

having throe horns ( L. tri, согни, a horn, and çero, to liear). Tri corporal, tri-cor*- por-al, a. having three bodies (L. tri, and corpus, a body). Tricuspid, trl-kus'-pfd, ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary (1824)

by John Walker

THROE, fAro, s. 296, 466. The pain of travail, the anguish ...

Google previewA Critical Pronoucing Dictionary & Expositor of the English Language in which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word is Dearly Explaind the Sound of Every... (1830)

by John Walker

THROE, tAro, ». 290, 406. The pain of travail, the anguish of bringing children ; any extreme agony, the final and mortal struggle. To THROE, (ArA, r. «. To put in agonies. Ni>t in use. THRONE, (ArAne, » . 406.

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Quotes about throe

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I like a look of Agony,
Because I know it's true—
Men do not sham Convulsion,
Nor simulate, a Throe

The Eyes glaze once—and that is Death—
Impossible to feign
The Beads upon the Forehead
By homely Anguish strung. (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of T1H4R1O1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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