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English Dictionary: throw by the DICT Development Group
8 results for throw
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
  2. a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
  3. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    Synonym(s): throw, stroke, cam stroke
  4. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  5. casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
  1. propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
  2. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
  3. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
    Synonym(s): shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
  4. place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    Synonym(s): throw, thrust
  5. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
    Synonym(s): give, throw
  6. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
    Synonym(s): throw, flip, switch
  7. put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
    Synonym(s): project, cast, contrive, throw
  8. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
  9. cause to be confused emotionally
    Synonym(s): bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw
  10. utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
    Synonym(s): hurl, throw
  11. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    Synonym(s): hold, throw, have, make, give
  12. make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
  13. cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
  14. throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
  15. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
    Synonym(s): confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fault \Fault\, n.
      1. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a
            crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with
            another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the
      2. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of
            rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated
            structure resulting from such slipping.
      Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have
               moved is called the
      {fault plane}. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a
      {vertical fault}; when its inclination is such that the
            present relative position of the two masses could have
            been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane,
            of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a
      {normal}, [or] {gravity}, {fault}. When the fault plane is so
            inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up
            relatively, the fault is then called a
      {reverse} (or {reversed}), {thrust}, or {overthrust},
      {fault}. If no vertical displacement has resulted, the fault
            is then called a
      {horizontal fault}. The linear extent of the dislocation
            measured on the fault plane and in the direction of
            movement is the
      {displacement}; the vertical displacement is the
      {throw}; the horizontal displacement is the
      {heave}. The direction of the line of intersection of the
            fault plane with a horizontal plane is the
      {trend} of the fault. A fault is a
      {strike fault} when its trend coincides approximately with
            the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of
            intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal
            plane); it is a
      {dip fault} when its trend is at right angles to the strike;
      {oblique fault} when its trend is oblique to the strike.
            Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called
      {cross faults}. A series of closely associated parallel
            faults are sometimes called
      {step faults} and sometimes
      {distributive faults}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throw \Throw\, v. i.
      {To throw back}, to revert to an ancestral type or character.
            [bd]A large proportion of the steerage passengers throw
            back to their Darwinian ancestry.[b8] --The Century.
   Throwing stick \Throw"ing stick`\ (Anthropol.)
      An instrument used by various savage races for throwing a
      spear; -- called also {throw stick} and {spear thrower}. One
      end of the stick receives the butt of the spear, as upon a
      hook or thong, and the other end is grasped with the hand,
      which also holds the spear, toward the middle, above it with
      the finger and thumb, the effect being to bring the place of
      support nearer the center of the spear, and practically
      lengthen the arm in the act of throwing.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throw \Throw\ (thr[omac]), n. [See {Throe}.]
      Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throw \Throw\, n. [AS. [thorn]r[be]h, [thorn]r[be]g.]
      Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. [Obs.] --Shak.
               I will with Thomas speak a little throw. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throw \Throw\, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown}
      (thr[omac]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen,
      [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[be]wan to
      twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG.
      dr[be]jan, L. terebra an auger, gimlet, Gr. [?] to bore, to
      turn, [?] to pierce, [?] a hole. Cf. {Thread}, {Trite},
      {Turn}, v. t.]
      1. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of
            the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss,
            or to bowl.
      2. To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance
            from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as,
            to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a
            ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish
      3. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be
            thrown upon a rock.
      4. (Mil.) To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw
            a detachment of his army across the river.
      5. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws
            his antagonist.
      6. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
                     Set less than thou throwest.               --Shak.
      7. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
                     O'er his fair limbs a flowery vest he threw. --Pope.
      8. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
                     There the snake throws her enameled skin. --Shak.
      9. (Pottery) To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine,
            or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.
      10. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
                     I have thrown A brave defiance in King Henry's
                     teeth.                                             --Shak.
      11. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said
            especially of rabbits.
      12. To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form
            one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction
            contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; --
            sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by
            which silk is prepared for the weaver. --Tomlinson.
      {To throw away}.
            (a) To lose by neglect or folly; to spend in vain; to
                  bestow without a compensation; as, to throw away
                  time; to throw away money.
            (b) To reject; as, to throw away a good book, or a good
      {To throw back}.
            (a) To retort; to cast back, as a reply.
            (b) To reject; to refuse.
            (c) To reflect, as light.
      {To throw by}, to lay aside; to discard; to neglect as
            useless; as, to throw by a garment.
      {To throw down}, to subvert; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to
            throw down a fence or wall.
      {To throw in}.
            (a) To inject, as a fluid.
            (b) To put in; to deposit with others; to contribute; as,
                  to throw in a few dollars to help make up a fund; to
                  throw in an occasional comment.
            (c) To add without enumeration or valuation, as something
                  extra to clinch a bargain.
      {To throw off}.
            (a) To expel; to free one's self from; as, to throw off a
            (b) To reject; to discard; to abandon; as, to throw off
                  all sense of shame; to throw off a dependent.
            (c) To make a start in a hunt or race. [Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throw \Throw\, v. i.
      To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast;
      specifically, to cast dice.
      {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throw \Throw\, n.
      1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling
            from the hand or an engine; a cast.
                     He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent
                     it in a whirlwind at the foe.            --Addison.
      2. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.]
                     Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws.
      3. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a
            stone's throw.
      4. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast;
            as, a good throw.
      5. An effort; a violent sally. [Obs.]
                     Your youth admires The throws and swellings of a
                     Roman soul.                                       --Addison.
      6. (Mach.) The extreme movement given to a sliding or
            vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric,
            or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide
            valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a
            crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw
            of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke
            of the piston.
      7. (Pottery) A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d
            {Jigger}, 2
            (a) .
      8. A turner's lathe; a throwe. [Prov. Eng.]
      9. (Mining) The amount of vertical displacement produced by a
            fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as
            an upthrow, or a downthrow.
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