What is throw?

  • (noun): The throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly.
    Example: "He risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on throw, throws:

Vikas Gowda
... His personal best throw is 66.28 meters which is also Indian national record in discus throw, achieved in April 2012 ... but failed to reach the finals after finishing 22nd in the qualifiers, with a throw of 60.69 m ... London Olympics, Vikas qualified for the finals, at the fifth place, with a throw of 65.20 m and finished 8th in the finals ...
Dainis Kūla - 1980 Summer Olympics
... easily but fouled on both of his first two throws in the final ... be allowed the full six attempts, this meant everything hung on his third throw ... Although the third throw flew far, it apparently landed flat and failed to pierce the field, which meant it too should have been ruled illegal ...
Judo Technique - Nage-waza (投げ技): Throwing Techniques - Sutemi-waza (捨身技): Sacrifice Techniques - Ma-sutemi (真捨身技): Rear Sacrifices
... gaeshi (俵返) Rice bag reversal throw Tomoe nage (巴投) Circle throw Ura nage (裏投) Rear throw ...
Hannes Hopley - Competition Record
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st Discus throw 59.51 m 2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd Discus throw 62.86 m 2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 2nd ...
Events At The 2007 Pan American Games - Athletics
... km Walk 4x100 m Relay 4x400 m Relay Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot put Discus throw Javelin throw Hammer throw Decathlon Women's 100 m 200 m 400 m 800 ...

More definitions of "throw":

  • (noun): The act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist).
    Example: "The catcher made a good throw to second base"
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Have, throw, or make a party"
    Synonyms: hold, have, make, give
  • (noun): The distance that something can be thrown.
    Example: "It is just a stone's throw from here"
  • (verb): Make on a potter's wheel.
    Example: "She threw a beautiful teapot"
  • (noun): The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam.
    Synonyms: stroke, cam stroke
  • (verb): To put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly.
    Example: "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
  • (verb): Move violently, energetically, or carelessly.
    Example: "She threw herself forwards"
  • (noun): A single chance or instance.
    Example: "He couldn't afford $50 a throw"
  • (verb): Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation.
    Example: "Throw the lever"
    Synonyms: flip, switch
  • (noun): Bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something.
  • (verb): Throw (a die) out onto a flat surface.
    Example: "Throw a six"
  • (verb): Project through the air.
    Example: "Throw a frisbee"
  • (verb): Utter with force; utter vehemently.
    Example: "Throw accusations at someone"
    Synonyms: hurl
  • (verb): Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.
    Example: "Throw a glance"
    Synonyms: give
  • (verb): Cause to fall off.
    Example: "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
  • (verb): Place or put with great energy.
    Synonyms: thrust

Famous quotes containing the word throw:

    Those who sit in a glass house do wrong to throw stones about them; besides, the American glass house is rather thin, it will break easily, and the interior is anything but a gainly sight.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    Another one o’ them new worlds. No beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing. Nothing to do but throw rocks at tin cans. And we gotta bring our own tin cans.
    Cyril Hume, and Fred McLeod Wilcox. Cook (Earl Holliman)

    I don’t care very much for literary shrines and haunts ... I knew a woman in London who boasted that she had lodgings from the windows of which she could throw a stone into Carlyle’s yard. And when I said, “Why throw a stone into Carlyle’s yard?” she looked at me as if I were an imbecile and changed the subject.
    Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)