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THROAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does throat mean? 

THROAT (noun)
  The noun THROAT has 3 senses:

1. the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
2. an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
3. a passage resembling a throat in shape or function

  Familiarity information: THROAT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THROAT (noun)


Sense 1throat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

pharynx; throat

Hypernyms ("throat" is a kind of...):

tubular cavity (a cavity having the shape of a tube)

Meronyms (parts of "throat"):

adenoid; Luschka's tonsil; pharyngeal tonsil; third tonsil; tonsilla adenoidea; tonsilla pharyngealis (a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx))

laryngopharynx (the lower part of the pharynx)

oropharynx (cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth)

nasopharynx (cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx)

gustatory organ; taste bud; tastebud (an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue)

clapper; glossa; lingua; tongue (a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity)

pharyngeal recess (a small recess in the wall of the pharynx)

Holonyms ("throat" is a part of...):

upper respiratory tract (the nose and throat and trachea)

alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tract; digestive tube; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract (tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination)

cervix; neck (the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body)


Sense 2throat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("throat" is a kind of...):

opening (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made)

Holonyms ("throat" is a part of...):

shoe (footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material)


Sense 3throat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A passage resembling a throat in shape or function

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

the throat of the vase / the throat of a chimney

Hypernyms ("throat" is a kind of...):

passage (a way through or along which someone or something may pass)


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