Thrown Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. --M'Culloch.

{Thrown singles}, silk thread or cord made by three processes of twisting, first into singles, two or more of which are twisted together making dumb singles, and several of these twisted together to make thrown singles. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Thrown — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrown — adjective 1. caused to fall to the ground the thrown rider got back on his horse a thrown wrestler a ball player thrown for a loss • Similar to: ↑down 2. twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread thrown silk is raw silk that has been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrown — [[t]θro͟ʊn[/t]] Thrown is the past participle of throw …   English dictionary

  • thrown — /throhn/, v. a pp. of throw. * * * …   Universalium

  • thrown — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Hurled] Syn. pitched, tossed, heaved, flung, sent forth, propelled, discharged, directed; see also launched . 2. [Beaten] Syn. knocked over, sent sprawling, heaved; see beaten 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • thrown — throne …   American English homophones

  • thrown — θrəʊ n. toss; scarf v. cast, toss; give birth to young (about animals); amaze, astonish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thrown — throne n …   English expressions

  • thrown — UK [θrəʊn] / US [θroʊn] the past participle of throw I …   English dictionary

  • thrown — the past participle of throw …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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