(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: act, actuation, propulsion

2. a single chance or instance

- he couldn't afford $50 a throw

Definition categories: state, chance, opportunity

3. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Similar word(s): stroke

Definition categories: event, motion, movement

4. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

Definition categories: man–made, bedclothes, bedding

5. casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

- he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice

Definition categories: act, gambling, gaming, play

Sentences with throw as a noun:

- Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.


1. propel through the air

- throw a frisbee

Definition categories: contact, impel, propel

2. move violently, energetically, or carelessly

Definition categories: motion, move

3. get rid of

Similar word(s): cast, drop, shed

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

4. place or put with great energy

Similar word(s): thrust

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

5. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

- Throw a glance

Similar word(s): give

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

6. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

- throw the lever

Similar word(s): flip, switch

Definition categories: contact, engage, lock, mesh, operate

7. put or send forth

Similar word(s): cast, contrive, project

Definition categories: creation, direct, send

8. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

- throw the car into reverse

Definition categories: motion, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

9. cause to be confused emotionally

Similar word(s): bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate

Definition categories: emotion, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

10. utter with force; utter vehemently

- throw accusations at someone

Similar word(s): hurl

Definition categories: communication, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize

11. organize or be responsible for

- have, throw, or make a party

Similar word(s): give, have, hold, make

Definition categories: creation, direct

12. make on a potter's wheel

Definition categories: creation, forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

13. cause to fall off

Definition categories: contact, bump, dislodge

14. throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

- Throw a six

Definition categories: contact, release, turn

15. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Similar word(s): bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle

Definition categories: cognition, be

Sentences with throw as a verb:

- throw a shoe;

- throw the switch

- If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid operation exception.

- The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.