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thronenoun [C]

uk   /θrəʊn/  us   /θroʊn/
C2 the ​specialchair used by a ​ruler, ​especially a ​king or ​queenthe throne C2 the ​state of being a ​ruler: Elizabeth II ascended/came to the throne (= ​becamequeen of ​Britain) when her ​fatherdied. Queen Victoria was on the throne (= was ​queen) at that ​time. Charles is next in ​line to the throne (= will ​becomeking next).

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(Definition of throne from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thronenoun [C]

 us   /θroʊn/
a ​specialchair used by a ​king or ​queen, or the ​condition of being such a ​ruler: He is ​heir to the throne.
(Definition of throne from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throne”
in Korean 왕위…
in Arabic عَرْش…
in Malaysian singgahsana, takhta, raja…
in French trône…
in Russian трон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 王座, 王位…
in Italian trono…
in Turkish taht…
in Polish tron…
in Spanish trono…
in Vietnamese ngai vàng, ngôi vua…
in Portuguese trono…
in Thai บัลลังก์, ตำแหน่งกษัตริย์…
in German der Thron…
in Catalan tron…
in Japanese 王座…
in Chinese (Simplified) 王座, 王位…
in Indonesian singgasana, raja…
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