Definition of Throe

1. Noun. Severe spasm of pain. "The throes of childbirth"

Generic synonyms: Agony, Excruciation, Suffering



2. Noun. Hard or painful trouble or struggle. "A country in the throes of economic collapse"
Generic synonyms: Distress

Definition of Throe

1. n. Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially, one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition.

2. v. i. To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize.

3. v. t. To put in agony.

Definition of Throe

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Throe

1. a violent spasm of pain [n -S]

Medical Definition of Throe

1. 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. Origin: OE. Rowe, rave, AS. Rea a threatening, oppression, suffering, perhaps influenced by Icel. Ra a throe, a pang, a longing; cf. AS. Reowian to suffer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throe

throats
throatwort
throatworts
throaty
throb
throbbed
throbber
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throbbier
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throbbing
throbbingly
throbbings
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throe (current term)
throed
throeing
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thromb-
thromb-endarterectomy
thrombase
thrombasthenia
thrombectomies
thrombectomy
thrombelastography
thrombendarterectomy
thrombendarteriectomies
thrombendarteriectomy
thrombendoarterectomy

Literary usage of Throe

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"If we shift the origin to the point a, o, e the first throe quantities are unaltered, but tbe couples become L'-L + cY-iZ M'-M + aZ-eX N'-N + iX-aY. ..."

2. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"... a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and throe-fifths being present, as follows: FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE 51 Ordered, ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"133-48; Strutt'e Manners, Customs, &c. of tho Inhabitant« of England, ii. 127 ; throe Books of Poly- dore Vergil's Engl. Hist. ed. Ellis (Camden Soc. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Noyes' machine for putting metallic molding« upon combe was ID use more than throe years before the date of plaintiff's invention for attaching sheet metal ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"On each enervate string they taught fhe note* To pant, or tremble through an eunuch's throe* r- He that designedly use; ambiguities, ought to be looked on ..."

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