The oversized, bejeweled chair on which a king or queen sits is called a throne.

Monarchs — kings and queens — sit on thrones on special ceremonial occasions, and so do religious figures such as bishops and popes. You can also describe the act of naming a new monarch this way: "Queen Elizabeth II of England was throned in 1952." The word throne has its root in the Greek thronos, "chair or elevated seat." In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus was said to sit on a special heavenly seat, the Dios thronous.

Primary Meanings of throne

the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
put a monarch on the throne
a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
Full Definitions of throne

n the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.

“the king sat on his throne
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bishop's throne, cathedra
a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
mercy seat
the throne of God
a seat with a cushion that is used as a throne by Indian princes
the golden throne of former kings of Delhi; stolen by the Persians in 1739 and subsequently lost; symbol of the former Shah of Iran
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chair of state
a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person

n the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions

Type of:
berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot
a job in an organization

v put a monarch on the throne

remove a monarch from the throne
Type of:
enthrone, invest, vest
provide with power and authority

v sit on the throne as a ruler

Type of:
govern, rule
exercise authority over; as of nations

n a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

can, commode, pot, potty, stool, toilet
flushless toilet
a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
flush toilet, lavatory
a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
potty chair, potty seat
toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
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plumbing fixture
a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building

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