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Trap nDevice or contrivance in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.

2. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas. 3. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares, snare. 4. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters. 5. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise, ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait. 6. informal terms for the mouth, hole, maw, yap, gob. 7. a hazard on a golf course, bunker.

Trap vbTo place in a confining or embarrassing position; pin down. 2. catch in or as if in a trap; to set traps for animals entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel (also fig.. 3. hold or catch as if in a trap. 4: to hold fast or prevent from moving; pin, immobilize.
Trap-door nA door, either sliding or moving on hinges, and flush with a surface, in a floor, roof or ceiling in the stage of a theatre. 2. a door in a level for directing the ventilating, a weather door.
Trap-door spider nOne of a group of large spiders, which makes a nest in the shape of a tube with a hinged lid which opens and shuts like a trap.
Tray nPain, affliction, trouble, grief, vexation.
Tray nFlat, shallow container or receptacle made of wood, metal, etc., usually with slightly raised edges, used for carrying, holding, or displaying articles of food, glass, china, etc. 2. a removable receptacle of this shape in a cabinet, box, trunk, or the like, sometimes forming a drawer. 3. a tray and its contents: to order a breakfast tray from room service.
Tray vbTo pain, grieve, trouble, vex, afflict.
Trayful adjAs much as a tray can hold.
Tray-monger nA maker or trader of trays.
Tread nA step in walking or running [syn: pace, stride. 2. the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire. 3. the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the

ground. 4. structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step. 5. way; track; path. 6. the act of copulation in birds. 7. (Mach.) the part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail. 8. The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear. 9. the chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle. 10. bruise or abrasion produced on the ankle of a horse that interferes.

Tread vbPut down or press the foot, place or set the foot down; step or walk on. 2. to walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step; tread or stomp heavily or roughly; trample; to set the foot on in contempt or hatred. 3. crush as if by treading on. 4. to beat, crush or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path. 5. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like. 6. to press out with the feet; to press out, as wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or horses. 7. to tread the stage, to act as a stage-player; to perform a part in a drama.
Tread phr"To tread the earth" - to be alive, live.
Tread phr"To tread the ground." - to walk.
Tread phr"To tread one's shoes awry." - to fall from chastity.
Tread phr"To tread under foot" - to trample, subdue, overwhelm.
Tread phr"To tread water" - to stay afloat, (fig & lit.)
Treader nOne who or that which treads.
Treadle nA step or stair. 2. a lever that produces rotary motion. 3. a bicycle pedal.
Treadle vbTo move one's foot or make one's way by pedalling, walking on a lever or operating a lever. 2. to operate a machine by working a treadle.
Treadmill nA horizontal cylinder ade to revolve by the weight of persons treading on boards as equidistant steps around its periphery. formerly in use in prisons as a instrument of discipline. 2. a kind of mental treadmill, where you are potentially climbing, but never rise an inch.
Tread-miller nFig. one who has or follows a dull and arduous working life.
Tread-wheel nA wheel rotated by the treading of animals or person to give motion to machinery to raise water etc.
Treddle nA dimminuitive of turd: sheep or goats excrement or dung.
Tree nA stick, esp. staff or cudgel. 2. the cross or holy-rood. 3. gallows. 4. various wooden structures; poet. applied to a ship. 5. a wooden horse, such as that one of Troy. 6. a wooden vessel, cask. 7. the framework of a saddle. 8. a block upon which a shoe is shaped. 9. a structure or figure. natural or artificial of branched form. 9. a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown. 10. a figure that branches from a single root; genealogical

tree, tree diagram. 11. something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree. 12. piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boot-tree, whiffletree, and the like. 13. wood; timber. (Obs). 14. mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precip-itation of a metal from solution; a lead tree.

Tree vbForce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape, corner. 2. chase an animal up a tree; "many dog like to tree possums". 3. stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree. 4. plant or cover with tree.
Tree phr"Top of the tree." - one who or that which occupies the top or chief position. 2. in the highest position.
Tree phr"Out of one's tree" - mad, insane, crazy, unbalanced.
Tree-bear nThe racoon.
Tree-clover nMelilotus alba.
Treed adjPlanted or covered with trees. 2. driven to taking refuge in trees.
Treeiness nThe state or quality of being treey.
Treeless adjDestitute or devoid of trees.
Treelessness nThe state or condition of being devoid of trees.
Treelore nDendrology.
Treen adjMade of trees, wooden. 2. belonging to tree or trees; obtained from trees. 3. woodware; esp. when regarde as antiques.
Treenail nTrenail. 2. a cylindrical pin of hard wood used to hold in fastening

timber together.

Treenail vbTrenail. 2. to fasten or secure timber with trenails.
Tree of life nImmortality; and hence symbolic of it.
Tree of knowledge nKnowledge in general, and all of its branches.
Tree of wisdom nBuddhist knowledge and wisdom.
Tree-rune nOne of the letters or runes or sculptured helical characters of branched-like form.
Treeship nThe condition of being a tree.
Tree-top nThe top of a tree. 2. the utmost branches of a tree.
Treeward adjTowards or in the direction of trees or a tree.
Tree-worker nCarpenter, housewright,
Tree-worship nWorship rendered to trees or to the spirits supposedly inhabiting them.
Treey adjAbounding in trees. 2. well-wooded.
Trend nA general direction in which something tends to move; "the trend of the stock market" ; a tendency. 2. general line of orientation; the way something bends, as the river takes a southern course; as the northeastern trend of the mountain range; course, bend. 3. a general tendency to change (as of opinion); movement, drift. 4. the popular taste at a given time; as in 1920s had their own style; vogue.
Trend vbTo wind wool into tops for spinning. 2. to turn or direct one's own course. 3. to turn in some direction; to bend in a particular way. 4. to have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; bend, as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest. 5. turn sharply; change direction abruptly; swerve, sheer, curve, veer, slue, cut. 6. to clean wool.
Trender nOne employed in cleaning wool.
Trendily advIn a consciously fashionable manner.
Trendiness nThe state or quality of being fashionable, trendy, swanky, with-it.
Trendle nA circle, ring, coronel, circular dish, orb, ball, globe. 2. a wheel, trundle, trundle. 3. a suspended hoop or on which tapers were fixed, forming a chandelier (often found in churches. 4. a vessel, round or oval tub, circular trough. 5. a bundle of partly cleaned wool. 6. applied to various round or rounded objects.
Trendle vbTo cause to roll, or revolve.
Trendled adjRolled, revolving. 2. rounded, circular, globular.
Trendling nThe action of the verb: "trendle" - rolling, circling, rounding.
Trend-set vbOne who or that establishes trends in dress, thought.
Trend-setting nThe action or condition of being at the forefront of the latest in trends.
Trendy adjExtremely fashionable, but often silly or annoying. 2. in accordance with the latest fad. 3. with-it, swank.
Trim nThe condition, order, or fitness of a person or thing for action, work, use, etc. 2. the set of a ship in the water, especially the most advantageous one.

3. the condition of a ship with reference to its fitness for sailing. 4. the adjustment of sails, rigging, etc., with reference to wind direction and the course of the ship. 5. the condition of a submarine as regards buoyancy. 5. a person's dress, adornment, or appearance. 6. material used for decoration or embellishment; decorative trimming. 7. decoration of a store window for the display of merchandise; window dressing.

Trim vbTo make firm or strong; to give as security; to arm or array (a force); to settle , arrange; to encourage, comfort, exhort; to put in proper condition for some purpose; to prepare; dress. 2. to fit out a ship for sea. 3. to repair, restore put right (something broken, worn or decayed). 4. to put (a lamp, fire) in proper condition for burning, by removing any deposit or ash, and adding fresh fuel; also, to cleanse or cut level(a wick);by extension to renew the burnt out carbons or electrodes (of an arc-lamp). 5. to equip, supply. 6. to array, dress, adorn, dress up. 7. to decorate a hat, garment, etc. with ribbons, laces, embroideries or the like; also of a thing, to form the trimming of. 8. to dress the (hair or a beard); to clip the hair (of a person); also to dub a cock. 9. fig. to beat, thrash, trounce; also to recommend, scold. 10. to cut off the excrescences or irregularities of; to reduce to a regular shape by doing this; also as the part removed, as object.. 11. to bring, etc. (a piece of timber) to the required shape. 12. to distribute the load of (a ship, boat) so that she floats on a even keel; intr. vb of a boat or ship; transf, to adjust (the balance) so as to equalise. 13. to adjust (the sails or yards)with reference to the direction of the wind and the course of the ship; to turn, adjust, adapt. 14. to stow or arrange coal or cargo in the hold of a ship, or carry it to the hatches when discharging; also to shift, arrange coal on a ship or truck. 15. (with 'it") to modify one's attitude in order to stand well with opposite parties; also accommodate oneself with the mood of the times; to modify according to expediency.
Trimly advIn a manner trim.
Trimness nThe state or quality of being trim.
Trindle nA wheel in a mill; a trendle, trundle. 2. the wheel of a wheelbarrow. 3. a spindle. 4. a roll or coil of wax taper, used to light medieval churches. 5. sheep or goats excrement, dung, pellets.
Trindle vbTo make round, round. 2. to revolve or turn as a wheel or spindle. 3. to roll as a ball, hoop, cylinder along a surface.
Trine vbTo touch.
Trithing nA thirdling, third part.
Trod nTred, tread, footprint, track, trace. 2. a footpath, way, trodden way. 3. tread of a wheel.
Trod vbTo pursue a path; to follow footprints ot the tracks of; trace.
Trodden pplChiefly, as a second element; trodden path, trodden down., down-trodden.
Trodden adjTrampled, stepped out, walked on. 2. formed or marked as a path.
Troth nA mutual promise to marry; betrothal, troth, engagement. 2. a solemn pledge of fidelity; plight; ones's faith as pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking. 2. belief, including religious belief; faith; faithfulness, good faith, loyality; fidelity. 3. truth; honesty, verity; veracity; as, by my troth. 4. betrothal. 5. faith, trust, confidence. 7. truly, verily, indeed.
Troth vbTo (be)troth: give to in marriage. engage, affiance, plight. 2. to contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman. 3. to promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to. 4. to nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.
Troth phr"To plight my troth" - to pledge one's faith.
Troth phr"Upon my my troth" - a form of asservation.
Troth-breaker nOne who breaks the pledge of troth: disloyal, infidelious, unfaithful of promise.
Truthful adjFull of troth or loyalty, faithful, trusty, trustworthy, truthful.
Troth-keeping nOne remains loyal and faithful to a pledge or plight of troth
Troth-kiss nA kiss as a symbolic gesture of faithfulness, loyalty and fidelity.
Trothless adjPerfidious, disloyal. 2. destitute of loyalty, faithfulness, truth. 3. false, mendacious, incredible, untrustworthy.
Troth-plight adjEngaged or covenanted by a "troth" esp. of marriage, bethrothed.
Troth-plight nThe act of plighting troth, or truth plighted; solemn engagement, esp. of marriage; covenant of marriage, affiancation, betrothal.
Trough nA narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed). 2. a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater; gutter. 3. a concave shape with an open top; bowl. 4. a treasury for government funds; public treasury, till. 5. a long narrow shallow receptacle. 6. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle

or horses feed; manger. 2. a drunkard.

Trough vbTo form into a trough or into the shape of a trough. 2. to treat in some way in a trough, to stain or mould in a trough.
Trough phr "Trough of the sea" - the hollow on the surface between two waves.
Trout nA wellknown freshwater fish of the genus Salma ; esp. Salma fario.
Trouty adjAbounding in or full of trout, or containing trout.
Trow vbTo trust, have confidence in; believe. 2. to trust oneself to a person. 3. to believe in, or on, trust in. 4. to believe in a doctrine; hold to a truth. 4. to give credence to, to accept as true; trustworthy. 5. to believe, think, be of opinion, suppose, imagine. 6. something to believe confidently, feel sure, be assured. 7. expect, hope. 8 to prove to be true; to vouch for, to verify. 9.
Trowed ppl Believed to be such, supposed, implied.
Trower nA believer.
Trowing nThe action of trow: trusting believing, having confidence in, having faith in, holding to be true, vouching for etc.
Trowing adjTo be believed, worthy of belief.
Truce nA state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms; armistice, cease-fire,truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, fidelity, faith, troth, true. 2. suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice. 3. hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
Truce phr"Truce of God," a suspension of arms promulgated by the church, which occasionally took place in the Middle Ages, putting a stop to private hostilities at or within certain periods.
Truce vbTo make an truce, bring an end to hostilities by truce.
Truceless adjThat is without truce; unceasing in hostility.
True advAs acknowledged; admittedly, avowedly, confessedly. 2. in accordance with, truly.
True adjConsistent with fact or reality; not false. 2. accurately placed or thrown; dead on target. 3. devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or

truth; a true belief in. 4. expressing or given to expressing the truth; a true statement; truthful testimony. 5. conforming to definitive criteria. 6. worthy of being depended on; dependable, honest, reliable. 7: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; genuine unfeigned. 8. rightly so called; as in true courage; a true friend. 9. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; as in true north. 10. having a legally established claim; lawful, rightful. 11. in tune; accurate in pitch; on-key. 12. accurately fitted; level; straight. 13. conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like. 14. right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate. 15. Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as a wife true to her husband. 16. actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended, genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love. 17. genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile. Nb: True is sometimes used elliptically for "It is true"

True nProper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
True phr"Out of true", varying from correct mechanical form, alignment,adjustment, etc.; -- said of a wall that is not perpendicular.
True vbTo make true as a piece of mechanism; to place, adjust, or shape accurately; to make accurately or perfectly straight, level, round, smooth, sharp, etc, as required. 2. to make level, square, balanced, or concentric; or true up
True phr"Out of true" - varying from correct mechanical form, adjustment, alignment etc. -- said of a wall that is not perpendicular.
True phr"To come truth" - to be verifie or realised in actual experience; be fulfilled.
True phr"To be true to oneself" - above all, be true yo yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it; take yourself out of it. No ifs, buts, on maybes. 2. Trust everything about yourself, You are you and that is the beginning and the end, don't rue what you done in good faith, don't say sorrow when others have wronged you. 3. Be who you are and say what you feel, for those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. 4. Be your own soul, learn to live, and if men thwart you take no heed, if men hate you have no care, sing your song, dream your dream
True-born adjBorn of true or pure stock. 2. legitimately-born. 3. having the fine qualities associated with such descent.
True-bred adjBred of a true or pure stock; of the true breed; thorough-bred. 2. having or manifesting true breeding or education.
True-fast adjFaithful, loyal, honest, sincere, true-hearted.
True-fastness nThe quality of being loyal, faithful, sincere, loyal.
True-hearted adjFaithful, loyal, honest, sincere.
Trueful adjTruthful.
Truefully adjTruthfully.
True-heartedness nThe quality or state of being faithful, loyal, honest, sincere.
Truehood nTruehead, faithfulness, fidelity.
Trueish adjPartly true, almost true, somewhat true.
True-love nA faithful lover; one whose love is pledged; a sweetheart, a beloved. 2. an ornament or symbol of true love.
Trueman nA faithful or trusty man; an honest man (as dinguished from a thief or criminal.
Trueness nHonesty, loyalty, faithfulness, sincerity.
Trueship nFaithfulness, fidelity.
True time nMean time as kept by a clock going uniformily. 2. apparent time as reckoned from the transit of the sun's center over the meridian.
True-up vbTo make true, place or adjust accurately.
True-wit nA genuinely witty or funny person.
Truly advSincerely, genuinely. 2. truthfully, accurately. 3. properly, truly, accurately.
Truly phr "Well and truly" - thoroughly, completely, fully, totally.
Truly phr"Yours truly" - one of the formal phrases used in signing a letter.
Trume nA body of persons; esp. a body of troops etc. in battle. 2. an array, a troop, a company, a crowd, multitude, a thrum.
Trume vbTo assemble a troop, a crowd, a company.
Trundle nTrendle; trundle; a circle, ring, coronel, circular dish, orb, ball, globe. 2. a wheel, trundle, trundle. 3. a suspended hoop or on which tapers were fixed, forming a chandelier (often found in churches. 4. a vessel, round or oval tub, circular trough. 5. a bundle of partly cleaned wool. 6. applied to various round or rounded objects.
Trundle vbTo cause to roll, or revolve. 2. to trindle, trendle
Trundle-bed nA low bed running on trundles, truckles, castors, usu pushed beneath a "high" or standing bed when not in use; a trundle-bedstead.
Trundle-tail nA dog with a curly tail; a low bred dog, a cur.
Truth nA fact that has been verified. 2: conformity to reality or actuality.

verity. 3. a true statement. 4. the quality of being near to the true value; accuracy4. the quality or being true; as conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be; conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like. 5. fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness. 6. the practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity. 7. that which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality. 8. a true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals. 9. righteousness; true religion.

Truth vbTo assert as true; to declare.
Truth phr"In truth" - in fact, as a fact, indeed, really; mostly used to emphasise a statement.
Truthful adjTelling the truth, esp. habitually. 2. conforming to truth. 3. corresponding with reality. 4. honest, trustworthy, candid, frank.
Truthfully advWith truth, mendaciously, veraciously.
Truthfulness nThe quality of being truthful; veraciousness.
Truthiness nThe act or quality of preferring concepts or facts that one wishes to be true , rather than known to be true.
Truthing nThe action of plighting a troth; a contract of marriage.
Truthless adjUntrue, mendacious, false. 2. destitute of true, faithless.
Truthly advIn accordance with truth; honestly without deceit.
Truthy adjtruthful, likely probable.
Truthsman nA man of truth; a man characterised by or devoted to trurh.

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