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Meaning of THRALL

Pronunciation:  throl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone held in bondage
  2. [n]  the state of being under the control of another person

THRALL is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bondage, slavery, thraldom, thralldom
 See Also: bond servant, captivity, enslavement, helot, serf, servitude, villein



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thrall\, n. [OE. thral, [thorn]ral, Icel.
    [thorn]r[ae]ll, perhaps through AS. [thorn]r[=ae]l; akin to
    Sw. tr["a]l, Dan. tr[ae]l, and probably to AS.
    [thorn]r[ae]gian to run, Goth. [thorn]ragjan, Gr. tre`chein;
    cf. OHG. dregil, drigil, a servant.]
    1. A slave; a bondman. --Chaucer.
             Gurth, the born thrall of Cedric.     --Sir W.
    2. Slavery; bondage; servitude; thraldom. --Tennyson.
             He still in thrall Of all-subdoing sleep. --Chapman.
    3. A shelf; a stand for barrels, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Thrall\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a thrall; in the condition of a thrall;
    bond; enslaved. [Obs.] --Spenser.
          The fiend that would make you thrall and bond.
  3. \Thrall\, v. t.
    To enslave. [Obs. or Poetic] --Spenser.