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English Dictionary: thrill by the DICT Development Group
6 results for thrill
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
thrill
n
  1. the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
    Synonym(s): bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick
  2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
    Synonym(s): frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle
  3. something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation; "the thrills of space travel"
v
  1. cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
  2. feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
    Synonym(s): thrill, tickle, vibrate
  3. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    Synonym(s): shudder, shiver, throb, thrill
  4. fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
    Synonym(s): exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrill \Thrill\, v. i.
      1. To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially,
            to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system
            with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through
            the whole frame.
  
                     I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite
            sensation, running through the body.
  
                     To seek sweet safety out In vaults and prisons, and
                     to thrill and shake.                           --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrill \Thrill\ (thr[icr]l), n. [See {Trill}.]
      A warbling; a trill.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrill \Thrill\, n. [AS. [thorn]yrel an aperture. See {Thrill},
      v. t.]
      A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrill \Thrill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Thrilling}.] [OE. thrillen, [thorn]irlen, [thorn]urlen, to
      pierce; all probably fr. AS. [thorn]yrlian, [thorn]yrelian,
      Fr. [thorn]yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. [thorn]urh
      through; probably akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore.
      [fb]53. See {Through}, and cf. {Drill} to bore, {Nostril},
      {Trill} to trickle.]
      1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to
            transfix; to drill. [Obs.]
  
                     He pierced through his chafed chest With thrilling
                     point of deadly iron brand.               --Spenser.
  
      2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or
            pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling,
            or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
  
                     To bathe in flery floods, or to reside In thrilling
                     region of thick-ribbed ice.               --Shak.
  
                     Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which
                     thrill the [?]eader with sudden delight. --M.
                                                                              Arnold.
  
                     The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled, That
                     sudden cold did run through every vein. --Spenser.
  
      3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.]
  
                     I'll thrill my javelin.                     --Heywood.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrill \Thrill\, n.
      1. A drill. See 3d {Drill}, 1.
  
      2. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement;
            as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy. --Burns.
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