- a person who is in bondage; slave.
- a person who is morally or mentally enslaved by some power, influence, or the like: He was the thrall of morbid fantasies.
- slavery; thralldom.
verb (used with object)
- Archaic. to put or hold in thralldom; enslave.
- Archaic. subjected to bondage; enslaved.
- Also called: thraldom, (US) thralldom (ˈθrɔːldəm) the state or condition of being in the power of another person
- a person who is in such a state
- a person totally subject to some need, desire, appetite, etc
- (tr) to enslave or dominate
n.Old English þræl “bondman, serf, slave,” from Old Norse þræll “slave, servant,” probably from Proto-Germanic *thrakhilaz, literally “runner,” from root *threh- “to run” (cf. Old High German dregil “servant,” properly “runner;” Old English þrægan, Gothic þragjan “to run”).