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Seat vs Throne - What's the difference?

seat | throne |

As nouns the difference between seat and throne

is that seat is something to be sat upon while throne is the ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room.

As verbs the difference between seat and throne

is that seat is to put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm while throne is to place on a royal seat; to enthrone.




(en noun)
  • Something to be sat upon.
  • # A place in which to sit.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • # The horizontal portion of a chair or other furniture designed for sitting.
  • # A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting.
  • # The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting.
  • # The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks.
  • # (engineering) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.
  • A location or site.
  • # (figurative) A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.
  • # The location of a governing body.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}
  • # (certain Commonwealth countries) An electoral district, especially for a national legislature.
  • # The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated or resides; a site.
  • #* Bible, (w) ii. 13
  • Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison.
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • a seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity
  • The starting point of a fire.
  • Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  • * (George Eliot) (1819-1880)
  • She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount.

    Derived terms

    * bums in seats * seater/-seater * seat of government


    (en verb)
  • To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.
  • * Milton
  • From their foundations, loosening to and fro, / They plucked the seated hills.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • To provide with places to sit.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate.
  • * (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
  • He used to seat you on the piano and then, with vehement gestures and pirouettings, would argue the case. Not one word of the speech did you understand.
  • To request or direct one or more persons to sit.
  • Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker.
  • To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.
  • Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early.
    You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section.
  • To assign the seats of.
  • to seat a church
  • To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thus high is King Richard seated .
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • They had seated themselves in New Guiana.
  • (obsolete) To rest; to lie down.
  • (Spenser)
  • To settle; to plant with inhabitants.
  • to seat a country
  • To put a seat or bottom in.
  • to seat a chair

    See also

    * county seat * seat cushion * seat of learning * seat of wisdom * sedentary * see * sit





    (en noun)
  • The ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room.
  • * He approached the throne reverently.
  • The formal position of a sovereign.
  • * Bible, Genesis xli. 40
  • Only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
  • * Tennyson
  • To mould a mighty state's decrees, / And shape the whisper of the throne .
  • (colloquial) The lavatory or toilet.
  • * She’s on the throne .
  • (Biblical tradition) The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim.
  • * Young
  • Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing.
  • (music) A type of stool used by drummers.
  • (figuratively) The leadership.
  • Derived terms

    * power behind the throne * thronal * throneship


  • (archaic) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
  • (archaic) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.
  • * (rfdate) Milton
  • True image of the Father, whether throned / In the bosom of bliss, and light of light.
  • (archaic) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.
  • See also

    * ophan


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