Thrist to Throw
(Thrist) n. Thrist. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Thrit"tene`) a. Thirteen. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Thrive) v. i. [imp. Throve (throv) or Thrived (thrivd); p. p. Thrived or Thriven (thriv"'n); p.
pr. & vb. n. Thriving.] [OE. þriven, Icel. þrifask; probably originally, to grasp for one's self, from þrifa to
grasp; akin to Dan. trives to thrive, Sw. trifvas. Cf. Thrift.]
1. To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as,
a farmer thrives by good husbandry.
Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold.I. Watts.
2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success. "They by vices thrive." Sandys.
O son, why sit we here, each other viewingMilton.
Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives?
And so she throve and prospered.Tennyson.
3. To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle
thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.
(Thriv"en) p. p. of Thrive.
(Thriv"er) n. One who thrives, or prospers.
(Thriv"ing*ly), adv. In a thriving manner.
(Thriv"ing*ness), n. The quality or condition of one who thrives; prosperity; growth; increase.
(Thro') A contraction of Through.
(Throat) n. [OE. throte, AS. þrote, þrotu; akin to OHG. drozza, G. drossel; cf. OFries. & D. stort.
1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the
passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; sometimes restricted to the fauces.
I can vent clamor from my throat.Shak.
2. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase.
3. (Arch.) The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in
ascending, and the flue. Gwilt.
4. (Naut.) (a) The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail. (b) That end of a gaff
which is next the mast. (c) The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank. Totten.
5. (Shipbuilding) The inside of a timber knee.
6. (Bot.) The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or
Throat brails (Naut.), brails attached to the gaff close to the mast. Throat halyards (Naut.), halyards
that raise the throat of the gaff. Throat pipe (Anat.), the windpipe, or trachea. To give one the
lie in his throat, to accuse one pointedly of lying abominably. To lie in one's throat, to lie flatly or