Definition of Throat

1. Noun. The passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.

2. Noun. An opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep.
Generic synonyms: Opening
Group relationships: Shoe

3. Noun. A passage resembling a throat in shape or function. "The throat of a chimney"
Generic synonyms: Passage

4. Noun. The part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat.
Generic synonyms: External Body Part

Definition of Throat

1. n. The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column.

2. v. t. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats.

Definition of Throat

1. Noun. The front part of the neck. ¹

2. Noun. The gullet or windpipe. ¹

3. Noun. A narrow opening in a vessel. ¹

4. Noun. station throat ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To utter in the throat; to mutter. ¹

6. Verb. (UK dialect obsolete) To mow (beans, etc.) in a direction against their bending. ¹

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Definition of Throat

1. to utter in a hoarse voice [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Throat

1. Refers to the top of a corolla tube, where the tube joins the lobes. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Throat

thrix annulata
throat (current term)
throat distemper
throat infection
throat latch
throat protector
throat sweetbread

Literary usage of Throat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1874)
"There is a throbbing sensation in the throat, ... The sense of soreness is aggravated by movements of the throat, as in swallowing or much speaking. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"THESE several terms have been employed to indicate a peculiar form, or grade, of inflammation, attacking the mucous membrane of the throat and adjacent ..."

3. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare (2001)
"IV: I, ii, 94): 'To lie in the throat,' an expression which is frequently met ... We all know that ' thou liest in thy throat' is stronger than simply 'thou ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"throat of the spur ventricose-turbinate, aperture narrow; spur cone-like, ... throat of spur open; spur short or very short, conical; throat of corolla ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters (1875)
"Love Norton drowned Nov. 3. Ebenezer Cate Deacon Cats son [temper Nov. 6. Simon Briant throat dis- a child of Benjamin Kenis- tone throat distemper 6 ..."

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