Pronunciation: (thrōn), [key]
—n., v., throned, thron•ing.
1. the chair or seat occupied by a sovereign, bishop, or other exalted personage on ceremonial occasions, usually raised on a dais and covered with a canopy.
2. the office or dignity of a sovereign: He came to the throne by succession.
3. the occupant of a throne; sovereign.
4. sovereign power or authority: to address one's pleas to the throne.
5. an episcopal office or authority: the diocesan throne.
6. See mourner's bench.
7. thrones,an order of angels. Cf. angel (def. 1).
8. Facetious.a toilet.
to sit on or as on a throne.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.