Definition of Throb

1. Noun. A deep pulsating type of pain.

Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain



2. Verb. Pulsate or pound with abnormal force. "Her heart was throbbing"
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Smart
Specialized synonyms: Twang
Derivative terms: Throbbing

3. Noun. An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart). "He felt a throbbing in his head"
Exact synonyms: Pounding, Throbbing
Generic synonyms: Beat, Heartbeat, Pulsation, Pulse
Derivative terms: Pound

4. Verb. Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically. "The streets throb with crowds"; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
Exact synonyms: Pulsate, Pulse
Related verbs: Beat, Pulsate, Quiver
Generic synonyms: Beat, Pound, Thump
Derivative terms: Pulsation, Pulse, Pulse, Pulse, Pulse

5. Verb. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement.
Exact synonyms: Shiver, Shudder, Thrill
Generic synonyms: Tremble
Derivative terms: Shiver, Shudder

Definition of Throb

1. v. i. To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of the heart, pulse, etc.

2. n. A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation:

Definition of Throb

1. Verb. (intransitive) To pound or beat rapidly or violently ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm ¹

3. Noun. A beating, vibration or palpitation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Throb

1. to pulsate [v THROBBED, THROBBING, THROBS] - See also: pulsate

Medical Definition of Throb

1. To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; said of the heart, pulse, etc. "My heart Throbs to know one thing." (Shak) "Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast." (Shak) Origin: OE. Robben; of uncertain origin; cf. Russ. Trepete a trembling, and E. Trepidation. A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation: "The IMPATIENT throbs and longings of a soul That pants and reaches after distant good." (Addison) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throb

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Literary usage of Throb

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

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... enters distraught and takes tragic paces down stage; stoops down and listens for a heart throb. ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"One hour must rend its links apart, In every pulse of Friendship's heart There breeds unfelt a throb of pain, — Though years on years have forged the chain. ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"... to chirp ; see Pipe. pulse (i), a throb. (F.-L.) F. fouls, ' the pulse ; ' Cot. — L. pulsum, ace. of pulsus, the beating of the pulse. ..."

4. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"Alan wanted to sleep, but the noise and the throb of his head — going in counterpoint — and the sight of Davey, flicking from climber to bush to hillside, ..."

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