(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): pharynx

Definition categories: body

2. an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep

Definition categories: man–made, opening

3. a passage resembling a throat in shape or function

- the throat of the vase

- the throat of a chimney

Definition categories: man–made, passage

4. the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat

Definition categories: animal

Sentences with throat as a noun:

- The wild pitch bounced and hit the catcher in the throat.

- As I swallowed I felt something strange in my throat.

- The water leaked out from the throat of the bottle.


1. (obsolete) To utter in the throat; to mutter.

2. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) To mow (beans, etc.) in a direction against their bending.