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tree shrew
noun Date: 1893 any of a family (Tupaiidae of the order Scandentia) of small southeast Asian mammals that resemble squirrels, are of semiarboreal or terrestrial habit, feed ...
tree sparrow
noun Date: circa 1770 1. a Eurasian sparrow (Passer montanus) that has a black spot on the ear coverts 2. a North American sparrow (Spizella arborea) that has a single ...
tree surgeon
noun see tree surgery
tree surgery
noun Date: 1902 operative treatment of diseased trees especially for control of decay; broadly practices forming part of the professional care of specimen or shade trees ...
tree swallow
noun Date: 1893 an American swallow (Tachycineta bicolor syn. Iridoprocne bicolor) with iridescent greenish-blue upperparts and white underparts
tree toad
noun Date: 1778 tree frog
tree tomato
noun Date: circa 1881 tamarillo
treed
adjective Date: 1860 planted or grown with trees ; wooded
treehopper
noun Date: circa 1839 any of a family (Membracidae) of small leaping homopterous insects that feed on the sap especially of shrubs and trees
treeless
adjective see tree I
treelike
adjective see tree I
treen
noun, singular or plural in construction Etymology: treen wooden, from Middle English, from Old English trēowen, from trēow tree, wood Date: 1927 small woodenware — ...
treenail
or trunnel; also trenail noun Date: 13th century a wooden peg made usually of dry compressed timber so as to swell in its hole when moistened
treenware
noun, singular or plural in construction see treen
treetop
noun Date: 1530 1. the topmost part of a tree 2. plural the height or line marked by the tops of a group of trees
trefoil
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin trifolium, from tri- + folium leaf — more at blade Date: 15th century 1. a. clover 1; broadly any of ...
trehalose
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary trehala, a sweet substance constituting the pupal covering of a beetle + 2-ose Date: 1862 a crystalline disaccharide ...
treillage
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from treille vine arbor — more at trellis Date: 1698 latticework for vines ; trellis 1
Treitschke
biographical name Heinrich von 1834-1896 German historian
trek
I. intransitive verb (trekked; trekking) Etymology: Afrikaans, from Dutch trecken to pull, haul, migrate; akin to Old High German trechan to pull Date: 1821 1. chiefly South ...
trekker
noun see trek I
trellis
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trelis, from Anglo-French treleis, from Old French treille arbor, from Latin trichila summerhouse Date: 14th century 1. a frame of ...
trellised
adjective see trellis I
trelliswork
noun Date: 1712 latticework
trematode
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trēmatōdēs pierced with holes, from trēmat-, trēma hole, from tetrainein to bore — more at throw Date: circa 1859 any of a class ...
tremble
I. intransitive verb (trembled; trembling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French trembler, from Medieval Latin tremulare, from Latin tremulus tremulous, from tremere to ...
trembler
noun see tremble I
trembly
adjective Date: 1848 marked by trembling ; tremulous
tremendous
adjective Etymology: Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere Date: 1632 1. being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror 2. a. notable by reason ...
tremendously
adverb see tremendous
tremendousness
noun see tremendous
tremolite
noun Etymology: French trémolite, from Tremola, valley in Switzerland Date: 1799 a white or gray mineral of the amphibole group that is a silicate of calcium and magnesium ...
tremolitic
adjective see tremolite
tremolo
noun (plural -los) Etymology: Italian, from tremolo tremulous, from Latin tremulus Date: circa 1801 1. a. the rapid reiteration of a musical tone or of alternating tones ...
tremor
noun Etymology: Middle English tremour, from Anglo-French tremor, from Latin, from tremere Date: 14th century 1. a. a trembling or shaking usually from physical weakness, ...
tremulant
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin tremulant-, tremulans, present participle of tremulare — more at tremble Date: 1837 tremulous, trembling
tremulous
adjective Etymology: Latin tremulus — more at tremble Date: 1611 1. characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors 2. affected with timidity ; timorous 3. such ...
tremulously
adverb see tremulous
tremulousness
noun see tremulous
trenail
noun see treenail
trench
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trenche track cut through a wood, from Anglo-French, act of cutting, ditch, from trencher, trenchier to cut, probably from Vulgar Latin ...
trench coat
noun Date: 1916 1. a waterproof overcoat with a removable lining designed for wear in trenches 2. a usually double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and often ...
trench fever
noun Date: 1915 a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana syn. Rochalimaea ...
trench foot
noun Date: 1915 a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from prolonged exposure to cold and wet
trench mouth
noun Date: 1918 1. Vincent's angina 2. Vincent's infection
trench warfare
noun Date: 1916 warfare in which the opposing forces attack and counterattack from a relatively permanent system of trenches protected by barbed-wire entanglements
trenchancy
noun Date: 1866 the quality or state of being trenchant
trenchant
adjective Etymology: Middle English trenchaunt, from Anglo-French, present participle of trencher Date: 14th century 1. keen, sharp 2. vigorously effective and articulate ...
trenchantly
adverb see trenchant
trenched
adjective Date: 1541 1. furrowed or drained by trenches 2. provided with protective trenches
trencher
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trenchour knife, serving platter, from Anglo-French, from trencher to cut Date: 14th century a wooden platter for serving food II. ...
trencherman
noun Date: 1590 1. a hearty eater 2. archaic hanger-on, sponger
trend
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to turn, revolve, from Old English trendan; akin to Middle High German trendel disk, spinning top Date: 1598 1. a. to ...
trendily
adverb see trendy
trendiness
noun see trendy
trendoid
noun Date: 1985 a trendy person
trendsetter
noun Date: 1960 one that sets a trend
trendsetting
adjective Date: 1960 that sets a trend
trendy
adjective (trendier; -est) Date: 1962 1. very fashionable ; up-to-date
Trengganu
geographical name state Malaysia in NE Peninsular Malaysia on South China Sea capital Kuala Trengganu area 5000 square miles (12,950 square kilometers)
Trent
geographical name 1. river 150 miles (241 kilometers) Canada in SE Ontario flowing from Kawartha Lakes through Rice Lake into Lake Ontario (Bay of Quinte) 2. river 170 miles ...
Trent Canal
geographical name canal system Canada 224 miles (360 kilometers) long in SE Ontario connecting Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) with Lake Ontario (Bay of Quinte)
Trentino-Alto Adige
geographical name region N Italy capital Trento area 5526 square miles (13,613 square kilometers), population 886,679
Trento
geographical name commune N Italy population 101,430
Trenton
geographical name city capital of New Jersey on Delaware River population 85,403
trepan
I. transitive verb (trepanned; trepanning) Etymology: Middle English, from trepane trephine Date: 15th century 1. to use a trephine on (the skull) 2. to remove a disk or ...
trepanation
noun see trepan I
trepang
noun Etymology: Malay tĕripang Date: 1783 any of several large sea cucumbers (as of the genera Actinopyga and Holothuria) that are taken mostly in the southwestern Pacific ...
trephination
noun Date: 1874 an act or instance of perforating the skull with a surgical instrument
trephine
noun Etymology: French tréphine, from obsolete English trefine, trafine, from Latin tres fines three ends, from tres three + fines, plural of finis end — more at three Date: ...
trepid
adjective Etymology: Latin trepidus Date: 1650 timorous, fearful
trepidant
adjective Etymology: Latin trepidant-, trepidans, present participle of trepidare Date: 1892 timid, trembling
trepidation
noun Etymology: Latin trepidation-, trepidatio, from trepidare to tremble, from trepidus agitated; probably akin to Old English thrafian to urge, push, Greek trapein to press ...
treponema
noun (plural treponemata or -mas) Etymology: New Latin Treponemat-, Treponema, from Greek trepein to turn + nēma thread, from nēn to spin — more at needle Date: 1908 any ...
treponemal
adjective see treponema
treponematosis
noun (plural treponematoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1927 infection with or disease caused by treponemata
treponeme
noun Date: 1919 treponema
trespass
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trespas, from Anglo-French, passage, overstepping, misdeed, from trespasser Date: 13th century 1. a. a violation of moral or social ...
trespasser
noun see trespass II
tress
noun Etymology: Middle English tresse, from Anglo-French tresce Date: 14th century 1. a long lock of hair; especially the long unbound hair of a woman — usually used in ...
tressed
adjective Date: 14th century 1. obsolete being braided ; plaited 2. having tresses — usually used in combination
tressel
noun see trestle
trestle
also tressel noun Etymology: Middle English trestel, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *trastellum, from Latin transtillum, diminutive of transtrum traverse beam, from trans ...
trestle table
noun Date: 1883 a table supported on trestles
trestlework
noun Date: 1848 a system of connected trestles supporting a structure (as a railroad bridge)
tretinoin
noun Etymology: perhaps from trans- + retinoic acid Date: 1980 the all-trans isomer of retinoic acid that is applied to the skin to treat severe acne and reduce facial ...
trevally
noun (plural -lies; also -lys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1871 any of various carangid fishes (especially genus Caranx)
Trevelyan
I. biographical name George Macaulay 1876-1962 English historian II. biographical name Sir George Otto 1838-1928 father of preceding English politician, biographer, & ...
Treviso
geographical name commune NE Italy NW of Venice population 83,222
trews
noun plural Etymology: Scottish Gaelic triubhas Date: circa 1568 1. chiefly British pant III,1; especially tight-fitting trousers usually of tartan 2. close-cut tartan ...
trey
noun (plural treys) Etymology: Middle English treye, treis, from Anglo-French trei, treis three, from Latin tres — more at three Date: 14th century 1. the side of a die or ...
tri-
combining form Etymology: Latin (from tri-, tres) & Greek, from tri-, treis — more at three 1. three ; having three elements or parts 2. into three 3. a. thrice ...
tria juncta in uno
foreign term Etymology: Latin three joined in one — motto of the Order of the Bath
triable
adjective Date: 15th century liable or subject to judicial or quasi-judicial examination or trial
triacetate
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 1. an acetate containing three CH3COO– groups 2. a textile fiber or fabric consisting of cellulose that is ...
triad
noun Etymology: Latin triad-, trias, from Greek, from treis three Date: 1546 1. a union or group of three ; Trinity 2. a chord of three tones consisting of a root with its ...
triadic
adjective see triad
triadically
adverb see triad
triage
noun Etymology: French, sorting, sifting, from trier to sort, from Old French — more at try Date: 1918 1. a. the sorting of and allocation of treatment to patients and ...
trial
I. noun Etymology: Anglo-French, from trier to try Date: 15th century 1. a. the action or process of trying or putting to the proof ; test b. a preliminary contest (as ...
trial and error
noun Date: 1806 a finding out of the best way to reach a desired result or a correct solution by trying out one or more ways or means and by noting and eliminating errors or ...
trial balance
noun Date: 1838 a list of the debit and credit balances of accounts in a double-entry ledger at a given date prepared primarily to test their equality
trial balloon
noun Date: 1935 a project or scheme tentatively announced in order to test public opinion
trial court
noun Date: 1889 the court before which issues of fact and law are first determined as distinguished from an appellate court
trial examiner
noun Date: 1949 a person appointed to hold hearings and to investigate and report facts sometimes with recommendations to an administrative or quasi-judicial agency or ...
trial horse
noun Date: 1901 one set up as an opponent for a champion in trial competitions or workouts
trial jury
noun Date: 1884 a jury impaneled to try a cause ; petit jury
trial lawyer
noun Date: circa 1914 a lawyer who engages chiefly in the trial of cases before courts of original jurisdiction
trial run
noun Date: 1903 a testing exercise ; experiment
trialogue
noun Etymology: tri- + -alogue (as in dialogue) Date: 1532 a scene, discourse, or colloquy in which three persons share
triamcinolone
noun Etymology: tri- + -amcin- (alteration of American Cyanimid Company) + 1-ol + -one Date: 1957 a glucocorticoid drug C21H27FO6 used chiefly in the form of its acetal or ...
triangle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin triangulum, from neuter of triangulus triangular, from tri- + angulus angle Date: 14th century 1. a polygon ...
triangle inequality
noun Etymology: from its application to the distances between three points in a coordinate system Date: 1941 an inequality stating that the absolute value of a sum is less ...
triangular
adjective Etymology: Middle English trianguler, from Late Latin triangularis, from Latin triangulum Date: 14th century 1. a. of, relating to, or having the form of a ...
triangular number
noun Date: 1795 a number (as 3, 6, 10, 15) representable by that many dots arranged in rows that form a triangle and that equals n(n + 1)/2 for some positive integer value of ...
triangularity
noun see triangular
triangularly
adverb see triangular
triangulate
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin triangulatus, past participle of triangulare to make triangles, from Latin triangulum Date: 1766 consisting of or marked with ...
triangulation
noun Date: 1818 the measurement of the elements necessary to determine the network of triangles into which any part of the earth's surface is divided in surveying; broadly ...
triarchy
noun (plural -chies) Etymology: Greek triarchia, from tri- + -archia -archy Date: circa 1656 1. government by three persons ; triumvirate 2. a country under three rulers
Triassic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin trias triad; from the three subdivisions of the European Triassic — more at triad Date: 1841 of, ...
triathlete
noun Date: 1982 an athlete who competes in a triathlon
triathlon
noun Etymology: tri- + -athlon (as in decathlon) Date: 1973 an athletic contest that is a long-distance race consisting of three phases (as swimming, bicycling, and running)
triatomic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1862 having three atoms in the molecule
triaxial
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 having or involving three axes • triaxiality noun
triaxiality
noun see triaxial
triazine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 any of three compounds C3H3N3 containing a ring composed of three carbon and three nitrogen atoms; also any of ...
trib
abbreviation tributary
tribal
I. adjective Date: 1632 of, relating to, or characteristic of a tribe • tribally adverb II. noun Date: 1953 a member of an aboriginal people of India — usually used ...
tribalism
noun Date: 1861 1. tribal consciousness and loyalty; especially exaltation of the tribe above other groups 2. strong in-group loyalty
tribally
adverb see tribal I
tribasic
adjective Date: 1837 having three replaceable hydrogen atoms — used of acids
tribe
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin tribus, a division of the Roman people, tribe Date: 13th century 1. a. a social group comprising numerous families, clans, or ...
tribesman
noun Date: 1798 a member of a tribe
tribespeople
noun plural Date: 1888 members of a tribe
tribo-
combining form Etymology: French, from Greek tribein to rub; probably akin to Latin terere to rub — more at throw friction
triboelectric
adjective see triboelectricity
triboelectricity
noun Date: circa 1917 a charge of electricity generated by friction (as by rubbing glass with silk) • triboelectric adjective
tribological
adjective see tribology
tribologist
noun see tribology
tribology
noun Date: 1966 a study that deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion (as in bearings or gears) • tribological ...
triboluminescence
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1889 luminescence due to friction • triboluminescent adjective
triboluminescent
adjective see triboluminescence
tribrach
noun Etymology: Latin tribrachys, from Greek, having three short syllables, from tri- + brachys short — more at brief Date: 1589 a metrical foot of three short syllables of ...
tribrachic
adjective see tribrach
tribulate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Late Latin tribulatus, past participle of tribulare Date: circa 1637 to cause to endure tribulation
tribulation
noun Etymology: Middle English tribulacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin tribulation-, tribulatio, from tribulare to press, oppress, from tribulum drag used in threshing, from ...
tribunal
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, platform for magistrates, from tribunus tribune Date: 15th century 1. tribune II 2. a court or forum of justice 3. something ...
tribunate
noun Date: 1546 the office, function, or term of office of a tribune
tribune
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin tribunus, from tribus tribe Date: 14th century 1. a Roman official under the monarchy and the republic with the function of ...
tribuneship
noun see tribune I
tributary
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. paying tribute to another to acknowledge submission, to obtain protection, or to purchase peace ; subject 2. paid or owed as tribute ...
tribute
noun Etymology: Middle English tribut, from Latin tributum, from neuter of tributus, past participle of tribuere to allot, bestow, grant, pay, from tribus tribe Date: 14th ...
tributyltin
noun Etymology: tri- + butyl +1tin Date: 1962 an organic compound of tin used as a biocide especially in marine antifouling paints
tricarboxylic
adjective Date: 1894 containing three carboxyl groups in the molecule
tricarboxylic acid cycle
noun Date: 1945 Krebs cycle
trice
I. transitive verb (triced; tricing) Etymology: Middle English trisen, tricen to pull, trice, from Middle Dutch trisen to hoist, from trise windlass Date: 15th century to ...
triceps
noun (plural triceps) Etymology: New Latin tricipit-, triceps, from Latin, three-headed, from tri- + capit-, caput head — more at head Date: 1676 a muscle that arises from ...
triceratops
noun (plural -tops; also triceratopses) Etymology: New Latin, from tri- + Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps face — more at horn, eye Date: 1892 any of a genus (Triceratops) ...
trich-
or tricho- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from trich-, thrix hair hair ; filament
trichiasis
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from trich- + -iasis Date: 1661 a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball
trichina
noun (plural trichinae; also -nas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek trichinos made of hair, from trich-, thrix hair Date: 1835 a small slender nematode worm (Trichinella ...
trichinal
adjective see trichina
trichinize
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1864 to infest with trichinae
trichinosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1866 infestation with or disease caused by trichinae and marked especially by muscular pain, dyspnea, fever, weakness, and edema
trichinous
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1857 1. infested with trichinae 2. of, relating to, or involving trichinae or trichinosis
trichloracetic acid
noun see trichloroacetic acid
trichlorfon
also trichlorphon noun Etymology: tri- + chlor- + -fon (irregular from phosphonate, a salt derived from phosphine) Date: 1960 a crystalline compound C4H8Cl3O4P used ...
trichloroacetic acid
also trichloracetic acid noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1885 a strong vesicant pungent acid C2Cl3HO2 used in weed control and in medicine as a ...
trichloroethylene
noun Date: circa 1919 a nonflammable toxic liquid C2HCl3 used especially as an industrial solvent
trichlorphon
noun see trichlorfon
tricho-
combining form see trich-
trichocyst
noun Date: 1859 any of the minute lassoing or stinging organelles of protozoans and especially of many ciliates
trichogramma wasp
noun Etymology: New Latin, from trich- + Greek gramma letter, small weight — more at gram Date: 1972 any of a genus (Trichogramma) of minute chalcid wasps that are ...
trichogyne
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1875 a slender terminal prolongation of the ascogonium of a fungus that may serve as a fertilization tube; ...
trichologist
noun Date: 1887 a person who specializes in hair and scalp care; broadly hairdresser 1 • trichology noun
trichology
noun see trichologist
trichome
noun Etymology: German Trichom, from Greek trichōma growth of hair, from trichoun to cover with hair, from trich-, thrix hair Date: 1875 a filamentous outgrowth; especially ...
trichomonad
noun Etymology: New Latin Trichomonad-, Trichomonas, from trich- + Late Latin monad-, monas monad Date: 1861 any of a genus (Trichomonas) of flagellated protozoans parasitic ...
trichomonal
adjective see trichomonad
trichomonas
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1917 trichomonad
trichomoniasis
noun (plural trichomoniases) Etymology: New Latin, from Trichomonas + -iasis Date: 1915 infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: as a. a human sexually ...
trichopteran
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trich-, thrix hair + pteron wing — more at feather Date: circa 1842 caddis fly • trichopteran adjective
trichothecene
noun Etymology: New Latin Trichothecium (from trich- + -thecium) + English -ene Date: 1971 any of several mycotoxins that are produced by various fungi (as genera Fusarium ...
trichotillomania
noun Etymology: New Latin, from trich- + Greek tillein to pull, pluck + New Latin mania Date: circa 1903 an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair
trichotomous
adjective Etymology: Late Greek trichotomein to trisect, from Greek tricha in three (akin to treis three) + -tomein (akin to temnein to cut) — more at three, tome Date: ...
trichotomously
adverb see trichotomous
trichotomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1610 division into three parts, elements, or classes
trichromat
noun Etymology: back-formation from trichromatic Date: 1929 a person with trichromatism
trichromatic
adjective Date: circa 1890 1. of, relating to, or consisting of three colors 2. a. relating to or being the theory that human color vision involves three types of ...
trichromatism
noun Date: circa 1895 color vision based on the perception of three primary colors and especially red, green, and blue
trick
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trikke, from Anglo-French *trik, from trikier to deceive, cheat, from Vulgar Latin *triccare, alteration of Latin tricari to behave evasively, ...
trick or treat
noun Date: circa 1941 a children's Halloween practice of asking for treats from door to door under threat of playing tricks on those who refuse • trick-or-treat ...
trick-or-treat
intransitive verb see trick or treat
trick-or-treater
noun see trick or treat
tricker
noun Date: 1534 one that tricks ; trickster
trickery
noun Date: 1796 the practice of crafty underhanded ingenuity to deceive or cheat Synonyms: see deception
trickily
adverb see tricky
trickiness
noun see tricky
trickish
adjective Date: 1703 given to or characterized by tricks or trickery ; tricky • trickishly adverb • trickishness noun
trickishly
adverb see trickish
trickishness
noun see trickish
trickle
I. intransitive verb (trickled; trickling) Etymology: Middle English trikelen, of imitative origin Date: 14th century 1. a. to issue or fall in drops b. to flow in a ...
trickle-down
adjective Date: 1944 1. relating to or working on the principle of trickle-down theory 2. relating to or being an effect caused gradually by remote or indirect influences
trickle-down theory
noun Date: 1954 a theory that financial benefits given to big business will in turn pass down to smaller businesses and consumers
tricksiness
noun see tricksy
trickster
noun Date: 1711 one who tricks: as a. a dishonest person who defrauds others by trickery b. a person (as a stage magician) skilled in the use of tricks and illusion ...
tricksy
adjective (tricksier; -est) Etymology: tricks, plural of trick Date: 1552 1. archaic smartly attired ; spruce 2. full of tricks ; prankish 3. a. archaic having the ...
tricky
adjective (trickier; -est) Date: 1786 1. inclined to or marked by trickery 2. a. giving a deceptive impression of easiness, simplicity, or order ; ticklish b. trick ...
triclad
noun Etymology: New Latin Tricladida, ultimately from tri- + Greek klados branch — more at clad- Date: 1888 any of an order (Tricladida) of turbellarian flatworms (as a ...
triclinic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1854 of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes ...
triclinium
noun (plural triclinia) Etymology: Latin, from Greek triklinion, from tri- + klinein to lean, recline — more at lean Date: 1646 1. a couch extending around three sides of a ...
triclosan
noun Etymology: tri- + chlor- + -san (of unknown origin) Date: 1973 a whitish crystalline powder C12H7C13O2 that is a phenyl ether derivative used especially as a ...
tricolette
noun Etymology: tricot + -lette (as in flannelette) Date: 1919 a usually silk or rayon knitted fabric used especially for women's clothing
tricolor
I. adjective Etymology: French tricolore three-colored, from Late Latin tricolor, from Latin tri- + color color Date: 1795 1. a. (or tricolored) having, using, or marked ...
tricolored
adjective see tricolor I, 1a
tricorn
adjective Etymology: Latin tricornis Date: 1823 having three horns or corners
tricorne
or tricorn noun Etymology: French tricorne, from tricorne three-cornered, from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornu horn — more at horn Date: 1857 cocked hat 1
tricornered
adjective Date: 1819 having three corners
tricot
noun Etymology: French, from tricoter to move the legs rapidly, knit, from Middle French, to run, skip, ultimately from Old French estriquier to stroke, of Germanic origin; akin ...
tricotine
noun Etymology: French, from tricot Date: 1886 a sturdy suiting woven of tightly twisted yarns in a double twill
trictrac
noun Etymology: French, of imitative origin Date: 1679 an old form of backgammon played with pegs
tricuspid
I. adjective Etymology: Latin tricuspid-, tricuspis, from tri- + cuspid-, cuspis point Date: 1834 having three cusps II. noun Date: 1856 a tricuspid anatomical ...
tricuspid valve
noun Date: 1670 a valve of three flaps that prevents reflux of blood from the right ventricle to the right atrium
tricycle
noun Etymology: French, from tri- + Greek kyklos wheel — more at wheel Date: 1868 a 3-wheeled vehicle propelled by pedals or a motor
tricyclic
adjective Etymology: tri- + cyclic Date: 1891 being a chemical with three usually fused rings in the molecular structure and especially a tricyclic antidepressant
tricyclic antidepressant
noun Date: 1966 any of a group of antidepressant drugs (as imipramine and amitriptyline) that contain three fused benzene rings, potentiate the action of catecholamines (as ...
trident
I. noun Etymology: Latin trident-, tridens, from trident-, tridens having three teeth, from tri- + dent-, dens tooth — more at tooth Date: 15th century 1. a 3-pronged spear ...
Tridentine
adjective Etymology: New Latin Tridentinus, from Latin Tridentum Trent, Italy Date: 1561 of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church council held at Trent from 1545 to 1563 ...
tridimensionality
noun see tridimensional
triduum
noun Etymology: Latin, space of three days, from tri- + -duum (akin to dies day) — more at deity Date: 1873 a period of three days of prayer usually preceding a Roman ...
tried
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test Date: 15th century 1. found good, faithful, or trustworthy through experience or testing ...
tried-and-true
adjective Date: 1792 proved good, desirable, or feasible ; shown or known to be worthy
triene
noun Date: 1917 a chemical compound containing three double bonds
triennial
adjective Date: 1562 1. occurring or being done every three years 2. consisting of or lasting for three years • triennial noun • triennially adverb
triennially
adverb see triennial
triennium
noun (plural -niums or triennia) Etymology: Latin, from tri- + annus year — more at annual Date: 1847 a period of three years
trier
noun Date: 14th century 1. someone or something that tries 2. an implement (as a tapered hollow tube) used in obtaining samples of bulk material for examination and testing
Trier
geographical name city W Germany on the Moselle near Luxembourg border population 98,752
trierarch
noun Etymology: Latin trierarchus, from Greek triērarchos, from triērēs trireme (from tri- + -ērēs — akin to Latin remus oar) + -archos -arch — more at row Date: ...
trierarchy
noun Date: circa 1837 the ancient Athenian plan whereby individual citizens furnished and maintained triremes as a civic duty
Trieste
or Slovene and Croatian Trst geographical name city & port NE Italy capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia on Gulf of Trieste (inlet at head of the Adriatic NW of the Istrian ...
Triestine
adjective see Trieste
trifecta
noun Etymology: tri- + perfecta Date: 1974 1. a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of ...
trifid
adjective Etymology: Latin trifidus split into three, from tri- + findere to split — more at bite Date: circa 1753 being deeply and narrowly cleft into three teeth, ...
trifle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trufle, trifle, from Anglo-French trufle, triffle fraud, trick, nonsense Date: 14th century 1. something of little value, substance, or ...
trifler
noun see trifle II
trifling
adjective Date: 1535 lacking in significance or solid worth: as a. frivolous b. trivial c. chiefly dialect lazy, shiftless
trifluoperazine
noun Etymology: tri- + fluor- + piperazine Date: circa 1957 a phenothiazine tranquilizer C21H24F3N3S chiefly used to treat psychotic conditions and especially schizophrenia
trifluralin
noun Etymology: tri- + fluor- + aniline Date: circa 1961 an herbicide C13H16F3N3O4 used in the control of weeds
trifocal
I. adjective Date: 1826 having three focal lengths II. noun Date: 1899 1. plural eyeglasses with trifocal lenses 2. a trifocal glass or lens
trifoliate
adjective Etymology: tri- + Latin folium leaf — more at blade Date: circa 1753 1. having three leaves 2. trifoliolate
trifoliate orange
noun Date: circa 1900 a thorny Chinese tree (Poncirus trifoliata) of the rue family related to the citruses that has trifoliolate leaves and a sour yellow fruit resembling a ...
trifoliolate
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + Late Latin foliolum leaflet, diminutive of Latin folium leaf Date: circa 1828 having three leaflets — see ...
trifolium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, trefoil — more at trefoil Date: 1541 clover 1
triforium
noun (plural triforia) Etymology: Medieval Latin Date: 1703 a gallery forming an upper story to the aisle of a church and typically an arcaded story between the nave arches ...
triform
adjective Etymology: Middle English triforme, from Latin triformis, from tri- + forma form Date: 15th century having a triple form or nature
trifurcate
adjective Etymology: Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca fork Date: circa 1831 having three branches or forks ; trichotomous • trifurcate intransitive verb • ...
trifurcation
noun see trifurcate
trig
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, trusty, nimble, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tryggr faithful; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true Date: ...
trigeminal
adjective Etymology: New Latin trigeminus trigeminal nerve, from Latin, threefold, from tri- + geminus twin Date: 1830 of or relating to the trigeminal nerve
trigeminal nerve
noun Date: 1830 either of a pair of large mixed nerves that are the fifth cranial nerves and supply motor and sensory fibers mostly to the face — called also trigeminal
trigeminal neuralgia
noun Date: 1874 an intense paroxysmal neuralgia involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve
trigger
I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier tricker, from Dutch trekker, from Middle Dutch trecker one that pulls, from trecken to pull — more at trek Date: 1621 1. a. a ...

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