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translight
n. * * *
transliterate
—transliteration, n. —transliterator, n. /trans lit"euh rayt', tranz-/, v.t., transliterated, transliterating. to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters ...
transliteration
transliteration transliteration [translit΄ər ā′shən] n. 1. the act or process of transliterating 2. a text that is the product of transliterating transliteration n. SYN.- ...
translocate
/trans loh"kayt, tranz-/, v.t., translocated, translocating. to move or transfer from one place to another; cause to change location; displace; dislocate. [1825-35; TRANS- + ...
translocation
/trans'loh kay"sheuhn, tranz'-/, n. 1. a change of location. 2. Genetics. a chromosomal rearrangement in which a segment of genetic material from one chromosome becomes heritably ...
translucence
See translucent. * * *
translucency
See translucence. * * *
translucent
—translucence, translucency, n. —translucently, adv. /trans looh"seuhnt, tranz-/, adj. 1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on ...
translucently
See translucence. * * *
translucid
/trans looh"sid, tranz-/, adj. translucent. [1620-30; < L translucidus clear, transparent. See TRANS-, LUCID] * * *
translucidus
/trans looh"si deuhs, tranz-/, adj. Meteorol. (of a cloud) sufficiently transparent as not to obscure the sun, moon, or higher clouds. [ < NL; see TRANSLUCID] * * *
transluminal
trans·lu·mi·nal (trăns-lo͞oʹmə-nəl, trănz-) adj. Passing or occurring across a lumen, as of a blood vessel. * * *
translunar
/trans"looh'neuhr, tranz"-; trans looh"neuhr, tranz-/, adj. 1. translunary. 2. Aerospace, Astron. of or pertaining to the region of space extending beyond the moon's ...
translunary
/trans"looh ner'ee, tranz"-; trans looh"neuh ree, tranz-/, adj. 1. situated beyond or above the moon; superlunary. 2. celestial, rather than earthly. 3. ideal; visionary. Also, ...
transmake
v.t., transmade, transmaking. * * *
transmarginal
adj.; transmarginally, adv. * * *
transmarine
/trans'meuh reen", tranz'-/, adj. 1. being on or coming from the opposite side of the sea or ocean. 2. being or crossing over the sea or ocean. [1575-85; < L transmarinus. See ...
transmaterial
adj. * * *
transmembrane
/trans mem"brayn, tranz-/, adj. Biol. occurring across a membrane, as an electric potential or the transport of ions or gases. [1940-45; TRANS- + MEMBRANE] * * *
transmental
adj.; transmentally, adv. * * *
transmeridional
adj.; transmeridionally, adv. * * *
transmethylation
/trans'meth euh lay"sheuhn, tranz'-/, n. Chem. the transfer of a methyl group from one compound to another. [TRANS- + METHYLATION] * * *
transmigrant
/trans muy"greuhnt, tranz-/, n. 1. a person or thing that transmigrates. 2. a person passing through a country or place on the way to another place in which he or she intends to ...
transmigrate
—transmigrator, n. —transmigratory /trans muy"greuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, tranz-/, transmigrative, adj. /trans muy"grayt, tranz-/, v., transmigrated, transmigrating. v.i. 1. to ...
transmigration
/trans'muy gray"sheuhn, tranz'-/, n. 1. the act of transmigrating. 2. the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis. Cf. reincarnation. [1250-1300; ME ...
transmigrator
See transmigration. * * *
transmigratory
See transmigration. * * *
transmissibility
See transmissible. * * *
transmissible
—transmissibility, n. /trans mis"euh beuhl, tranz-/, adj. capable of being transmitted. [1635-45; < L transmiss(us) (see TRANSMISSION) + -IBLE] * * *
transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
any of several encephalopathies, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, and kuru, characterized by spongy degeneration of brain tissue and believed to result from ...
transmission
—transmissive /trans mis"iv, tranz-/, adj. —transmissively, adv. —transmissiveness, n. /trans mish"euhn, tranz-/, n. 1. the act or process of transmitting. 2. the fact of ...
transmission line
Elect. a system of conductors, as coaxial cable, a wave guide, or a pair of parallel wires, used to transmit signals. [1905-10] * * *
transmission stop system.
See T-stop system. * * *
transmissive
See transmission. * * *
transmissivity
/trans'mi siv"i tee, tranz'-/, n. Physics. a measure of the ability of a material or medium to transmit electromagnetic energy, as light. Cf. transmittance. [1910-15; ...
transmissometer
/trans'meuh som"i teuhr, tranz'-/, n. Meteorol. an instrument for measuring visibility or the transmission of light in the atmosphere. Also called hazemeter, transmittance ...
transmissometry
See transmissometer. * * *
transmit
—transmittable, transmittible, adj. /trans mit", tranz-/, v., transmitted, transmitting. v.t. 1. to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey. 2. to ...
transmittable
See transmit. * * *
transmittal
/trans mit"l, tranz-/, n. transmission. [1715-25; TRANSMIT + -AL2] * * *
transmittance
/trans mit"ns, tranz-/, n. Physics. the ratio of the radiant flux transmitted through and emerging from a body to the total flux incident on it: equivalent to one minus the ...
transmittancy
transmittancy [transmit′'n sē, tranzmit′'n sē] n. 1. the ratio of the transmittance of a solution to that of an equivalent thickness of the pure solvent 2. TRANSMITTANCE ...
transmitter
/trans mit"euhr, tranz-/, n. 1. a person or thing that transmits. 2. Also called transmitting set. Radio. a device for sending electromagnetic waves; the part of a broadcasting ...
transmitter-receiver
trans·mit·ter-re·ceiv·er (trăns-mĭtʹər-rĭ-sēʹvər, trănz-) n. An electronic device that transmits and receives communications signals. * * *
transmogrification
See transmogrify. * * *
transmogrify
—transmogrification, n. /trans mog"reuh fuy', tranz-/, v.t., transmogrified, transmogrifying. to change in appearance or form, esp. strangely or grotesquely; ...
transmold
v.t. * * *
transmontane
/trans mon"tayn, tranz-, trans'mon tayn", tranz'-/, adj. tramontane. [1720-30; < L transmontanus; see TRANS-, MOUNT2, -AN] * * *
transmould
v.t. * * *
transmundane
/trans'mun dayn", tranz'-; trans mun"dayn, tranz-/, adj. reaching beyond or existing outside the physical or visible world. [1770-80; TRANS- + MUNDANE] * * *
transmuscle
n. * * *
transmutability
See transmute. * * *
transmutable
See transmutability. * * *
transmutably
See transmutability. * * *
transmutation
—transmutational, transmutative /trans myooh"teuh tiv, tranz-/, adj. —transmutationist, n. /trans'myooh tay"sheuhn, tranz'-/, n. 1. the act or process of transmuting. 2. the ...
transmutational
See transmutation. * * *
transmutative
See transmutational. * * *
transmute
—transmutable, adj. —transmutability, transmutableness, n. —transmutably, adv. —transmuter, n. /trans myooht", tranz-/, v.t., v.i., transmuted, transmuting. to change ...
transmuter
See transmutability. * * *
transmutual
adj.; transmutually, adv. * * *
transnational
—transnationalism, n. —transnationally, adv. /trans nash"euh nl, tranz-/, adj. 1. going beyond national boundaries or interests: a transnational economy. 2. comprising ...
transnatural
adj.; transnaturally, adv. * * *
Transnistria
Transnistria [trans nēs′trē ə, tranznēs′trē ə; transnis′trē ə, tranznis′trē ə] region in E Moldova: its status as a self-proclaimed republic seeking autonomy ...
transnormal
adj.; transnormally, adv. * * *
transoceanic
/trans'oh shee an"ik, tranz'-/, adj. 1. extending across or traversing the ocean: a transoceanic cable. 2. situated or living beyond the ocean: transoceanic peoples. [1820-30; ...
transocular
adj. * * *
transom
—transomed, adj. /tran"seuhm/, n. 1. a crosspiece separating a door or the like from a window or fanlight above it. 2. Also called transom light, transom window. a window above ...
transom window
1. a window divided by a transom. 2. transom (def. 2). [1680-90] * * *
transonic
/tran son"ik/, adj. Chiefly Aeron. close to the speed of propagation of sound; moving at 700-780 mph (1127-1255 km/h) at sea level. Also, transsonic. [1940-45; TRANS- + SONIC] * ...
transonic barrier.
See sound barrier. * * *
transorbital
adj. * * *
transovarian
adj. * * *
Transoxania
▪ historical region, Asia also spelled  Transoxiana,  Arabic  Mā Warāʾ An-nahr        (“That Which Lies Beyond the River”), historical region of Turkistan in ...
transp
transp abbrev. transportation * * *
transp.
1. transparent. 2. transportation. * * *
transpacific
/trans'peuh sif"ik/, adj. 1. passing or extending across the Pacific. 2. beyond or on the other side of the Pacific. [1890-95; TRANS- + PACIFIC] * * *
Transpacific Race
▪ yachting also called  Honolulu Race        one of the world's oldest major ocean races for sailing yachts, a 2,225-mile (3,580-kilometre) event run from various ...
Transpacific Race Table
▪ Table Transpacific Race year winning yacht owner 1906 Lurline H.H. Sinclair 1908 Lurline H.H. Sinclair 1910 Hawaii Honolulu Yachting Club 1912 Lurline A.E. ...
transpadane
/trans"peuh dayn', trans pay"dayn/, adj. on the farther side, esp. the northern side of the Po River. [1610-20; < L transpadanus beyond the Po, equiv. to trans- TRANS- + Pad(us) ...
transpalmar
adj. * * *
transparency
/trans pair"euhn see, -par"-/, n., pl. transparencies. 1. Also, transparence. the quality or state of being transparent. 2. something transparent, esp. a picture, design, or the ...
transparent
—transparently, adv. —transparentness, n. /trans pair"euhnt, -par"-/, adj. 1. having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated ...
transparently
See transparent. * * *
transparietal
adj. * * *
transparish
adj. * * *
transpassional
adj. * * *
transpatronize
v.t., transpatronized, transpatronizing. * * *
transpenetrable
adj. * * *
transpeninsular
adj. * * *
transpeptidation
/trans pep'ti day"sheuhn/, n. Biochem. the process of transferring an amino acid or group of amino acids from one compound to another. [TRANS- + PEPTIDE + -ATION] * * *
transperitoneal
adj.; transperitoneally, adv. * * *
transpersonal
—transpersonally, adv. /trans perr"seuh nl/, adj. extending beyond or transcending the personal. [1905-10; TRANS- + PERSONAL] * * *
transpersonal psychology
a branch of psychology or psychotherapy that recognizes altered states of consciousness and transcendent experiences as a means to understand the human mind and treat ...
transphysical
adj.; transphysically, adv. * * *
transpicuous
—transpicuously, adv. /tran spik"yooh euhs/, adj. transparent. [1630-40; < NL transpicuus, equiv. to trans- TRANS- + (per)spicuus transparent; see PERSPICUOUS] * * *
transpierce
/trans pears"/, v.t., transpierced, transpiercing. to pierce through; penetrate; pass through. [1585-95; TRANS- + PIERCE; cf. F transpercer] * * *
transpiration
/tran'speuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an action or instance of transpiring. 2. Bot. the passage of water through a plant from the roots through the vascular system to the ...
transpirational
See transpiration. * * *
transpire
—transpirable, adj. —transpiratory /tran spuyr"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /tran spuyeur"/, v., transpired, transpiring. v.i. 1. to occur; happen; take place. 2. to emit or ...
transplacental
/trans'pleuh sen"tl/, adj. across or passing through the placenta. [1925-30; TRANS- + PLACENTAL] * * *
transplacentally
See transplacental. * * *
transplanetary
/trans plan"i ter'ee/, adj. farther from the sun than a given planet. [TRANS- + PLANETARY] * * *
transplant
—transplantable, adj. —transplantation, n. —transplanter, n. v. /trans plant", -plahnt"/; n. /trans"plant', -plahnt'/, v.t. 1. to remove (a plant) from one place and plant ...
transplantable
See transplant. * * *
transplantation
See transplantable. * * *
transplantation antigen
Immunol. a histocompatibility antigen identified by its effect on the rejection of transplanted cells or tissues. * * *
transplantee
/trans'plan tee"/, n. a person who is undergoing or has undergone an organ transplant. [TRANSPLANT + -EE] * * *
transplanter
See transplantable. * * *
transpleural
adj.; transpleurally, adv. * * *
transpolar
adj. * * *
transponder
/tran spon"deuhr/, n. a radio, radar, or sonar transceiver that automatically transmits a signal upon reception of a designated incoming signal. Also, transpondor. [1940-45; ...
transponible
—transponibility, n. /trans poh"neuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being transposed. [1890-95; < L transpon(ere) to transfer, remove (trans- TRANS- + ponere to place) + -IBLE] * * *
transpontine
/trans pon"tin, -tuyn/, adj. 1. across or beyond a bridge. 2. on the southern side of the Thames in London. [1835-45; TRANS- + L pont- (s. of pons) bridge + -INE1] * * *
transport
—transportable, adj. —transportability, n. —transportive, adj. v. /trans pawrt", -pohrt"/; n. /trans"pawrt, -pohrt/, v.t. 1. to carry, move, or convey from one place to ...
Transport and General Workers' Union
▪ British trade union       largest labour union in Great Britain throughout much of the 20th century. It originated in 1889 with the formation of the Dockers' Union. In ...
Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU)
British labour union. The Dockers' Union (founded 1889) took the lead in the merger of 14 unions to form the TGWU in 1922. The union grew rapidly under the leadership of Ernest ...
Transport for London
(abbr TfL) the organization responsible for managing the public transport services in London, including bus and underground train services, taxi services and the roads. It is run ...
transport number
Physical Chem. See transference number. * * *
transport phenomenon
▪ physics       in physics, any of the phenomena involving the movement of various entities, such as mass, momentum, or energy, through a medium, fluid or solid, by ...
transportability
See transport. * * *
transportable
See transportability. * * *
transportation
/trans'peuhr tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of transporting. 2. the state of being transported. 3. the means of transport or conveyance. 4. the business of conveying people, goods, ...
transportation economics
Introduction  the study of the allocation of transportation resources in order to meet the needs of a society.       In a macroeconomic sense, transportation activities ...
transported
—transportedly, adv. /trans pawr"tid, -pohr"-/, adj. 1. emotionally moved; ecstatic: transported by the music 2. taken or carried from one place to another. [1590-1600; ...
transporter
/trans pawr"teuhr, -pohr"-, trans"pawr'teuhr, -pohr'-/, n. a person or thing that transports, esp. a very large truck for large or heavy loads, as missiles or ...
transporter bridge
a bridge for carrying passengers and vehicles by means of a platform suspended from a trolley. Also called ferry bridge. [1900-05] * * *
transportive
See transportability. * * *
transposable
See transpose. * * *
transposal
/trans poh"zeuhl/, n. transposition. [1685-95; TRANSPOSE + -AL2] * * *
transpose
—transposable, adj. —transposability, n. —transposer, n. v. /trans pohz"/; n. /trans"pohz/, v., transposed, transposing, n. v.t. 1. to change the relative position, order, ...
transposed conjugate
Math. adjoint (def. 2). * * *
transposing instrument
a musical instrument played at a pitch different from that indicated in the score. [1880-85] * * *
transposing musical instrument
      instrument that produces a higher or lower pitch than indicated in music written for it. Examples include clarinets, the English horn, and saxophones. Musical ...
transposition
—transpositional, transpositive /trans poz"i tiv/, adj. /trans'peuh zish"euhn/, n. 1. an act of transposing. 2. the state of being transposed. 3. a transposed form of ...
transposition cipher
Cryptography. a cipher that rearranges the letters of the plain text in a different sequence. Cf. substitution cipher. [1935-40] * * *
transpositional
See transposition. * * *
transposon
/trans poh"zon/, Genetics. a segment of DNA that is capable of inserting copies of itself into other DNA sites within the same cell. [1974; TRANSPOS(ITION) + -ON1] * * *
transpour
v.t. * * *
transprocess
n. * * *
transpulmonary
adj. * * *
transputer
transputer [trans pyo͞ot′ər] n. 〚trans(istor) + (com)puter〛 a microprocessor containing a central processing unit and memory: transputers are linked together to perform ...
transracial
—transracially, adv. /trans ray"sheuhl, tranz-/, adj. involving or between two or more races: transracial adoptions. [1970-75; TRANS- + RACIAL] * * *
transrational
adj.; transrationally, adv. * * *
transreal
adj. * * *
transrectification
/trans rek'teuh fi kay"sheuhn, tranz-/, n. Elect., Electronics. rectification occurring in one circuit as a result of the application of an alternating voltage to another ...
transrectifier
/trans rek"teuh fuy'euhr, tranz-/, n. Electronics. a device, usually a vacuum tube, that provides transrectification. [TRANS- + RECTIFIER] * * *
transriverine
adj. * * *
transseasonal
adj. * * *
transsegmental
adj.; transsegmentally, adv. * * *
transsensual
adj.; transsensually, adv. * * *
transseptal
adj. * * *
transsepulchral
adj. * * *
transsexual
—transsexualism, transsexuality, n. /trans sek"shooh euhl/, n. 1. a person having a strong desire to assume the physical characteristics and gender role of the opposite sex. 2. ...
transsexualism
See transsexual. * * * Self-identification with one sex by a person who has the external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics of the other sex. Early in life, such a ...
transsexuality
See transsexualism. * * *
transshape
v.t., transshaped, transshaping. * * *
transshift
v. * * *
transship
—transshipment, n. /trans ship"/, v., transshipped, transshipping. v.t. 1. to transfer from one ship, truck, freight car, or other conveyance to another. v.i. 2. to change from ...
transshipment
See transship. * * *
transsolid
adj. * * *
transsonic
/trans son"ik/, adj. transonic. * * *
transstellar
adj. * * *
transthalamic
adj. * * *
transthoracic
adj. * * *
transthoracically
See transthoracic. * * *
transtracheal
adj. * * *
Tranströmer, Tomas
▪ Swedish poet born April 15, 1931, Stockholm, Sweden       Swedish lyrical poet noted for his resonant and strangely suggestive imagery.       Tranströmer ...
transubstantiate
—transubstantial, adj. —transubstantially, adv. /tran'seuhb stan"shee ayt'/, v.t., transubstantiated, transubstantiating. 1. to change from one substance into another; ...
transubstantiation
/tran'seuhb stan'shee ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the changing of one substance into another. 2. Theol. the changing of the elements of the bread and wine, when they are consecrated in the ...
transubstantiationalist
See transubstantiation. * * *
transudate
transudate [tran′so͞o dāt΄, tran′syo͞odāt΄] n. 〚ModL transudatus, pp. of transudare〛 something transuded * * * tran·su·date (trăn-so͞oʹdāt', -syo͞oʹ-, ...
transudation
—transudative /tran sooh"deuh tiv/, transudatory /tran sooh"deuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /tran'soo day"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of transuding. 2. a substance that has ...
transudatory
See transude. * * *
transude
/tran soohd"/, v.i., transuded, transuding. to pass or ooze through pores or interstices, as a fluid. [1655-65; < NL transudare, equiv. to L trans- TRANS- + sudare to SWEAT] * * *
transuranic
transuranic [trans΄yo͞orā′nē əm, tranz΄yo͞orā′nē əmtrans΄yo͞o ran′ik, tranz΄yo͞o ran′ik] adj. designating or of the elements having atomic numbers higher ...
transuranic element
/trans"yoo ran"ik, tranz"-, trans'-, tranz'-/, Chem., Physics. any element having an atomic number greater than 92, the atomic number of uranium. All such elements are ...
transuranium element
Any of the chemical elements after uranium in the periodic table (with atomic numbers greater than 92). All are radioactive (see radioactivity), with half-lives ranging from ...
transurethral
adj. * * *
transuterine
adj. * * *
Transvaal
—Transvaaler, n. —Transvaalian, adj. /trans vahl", tranz-/, n. a province in the NE Republic of South Africa. 8,717,530; 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km). Cap.: Pretoria. ...
Transvaal daisy
a composite plant, Gerbera jamesonii, native to southern Africa, having showy, many-rayed, variously colored flower heads. [1900-05] * * *
Transvaal jade
a green grossularite, used as a gem: not a true jade. Also called garnet jade, South African jade. * * *
transvaluation
See transvalue. * * *
transvalue
—transvaluation, n. /trans val"yooh, tranz-/, v.t., transvalued, transvaluing. to reestimate the value of, esp. on a basis differing from accepted standards; reappraise; ...
transversal
—transversally, adv. /trans verr"seuhl, tranz-/, adj. 1. transverse. n. 2. Geom. a line intersecting two or more lines. [1400-50; late ME (adj.) < ML transversalis. See ...
transverse
—transversely, adv. /trans verrs", tranz-; trans"verrs, tranz"-/, adj. 1. lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross. 2. (of a flute) having a mouth hole in the ...
transverse axis
Geom. 1. the axis of a hyperbola that passes through the two foci. 2. the segment of such an axis included between the vertices of the hyperbola. Also called transverse. See ...
transverse colon
/koh"leuhn/, Anat. the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon on the right and the descending colon on the left. See ...
transverse magnification
Optics. See lateral magnification. * * *
transverse presentation
Obstet. presentation in which the fetus is turned with its long axis across the mouth of the uterus, at right angles to the axis of the birth canal. Also called crossbirth. * * *
transverse process
a process that projects from the sides of a vertebra. See diag. under vertebra. [1690-1700] * * *
transverse section.
See cross section (def. 1). * * *
transverse vibrations
Physics. periodic disturbances for which the particle oscillations of the medium are perpendicular to the direction of propagation. * * *
transverse wave
Physics. a wave in which the direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of propagation, as a surface wave of water. Cf. longitudinal wave. [1920-25] * * * ▪ ...
transversearch
transverse arch n. An arch whose span is at right angles to the length of a vaulted space. * * *
transversecolon
transverse colon n. The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity. * * *
transverseflute
transverse flute n. See flute. * * *
transversely
See transverse. * * *
transverseness
See transversely. * * *
transverseprocess
transverse process n. A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra. * * *
transversion
trans·ver·sion (trănz-vûrʹzhən, -shən) n. A point mutation in which a purine is replaced by a pyrimidine, or a pyrimidine is replaced by a purine.   [Probably trans- + ...
transvestism
—transvestic, adj. /trans ves"tiz euhm, tranz-/, n. the practice, esp. of men, of wearing clothing usually associated with the opposite sex for psychological ...
transvestite
/trans ves"tuyt, tranz-/, n. a person, esp. a male, who assumes the dress and manner usually associated with the opposite sex. [1925-30; < G Transvestit; see TRANSVESTISM, ...
transvestitism
See transvestism. * * *
Transylvania
—Transylvanian, adj., n. /tran'sil vayn"yeuh, -vay"nee euh/, n. a region and former province in central Rumania: formerly part of Hungary. 24,027 sq. mi. (62,230 sq. km). * * ...
Transylvanian
See Transylvania. * * *
Transylvanian Alps
a mountain range in S Rumania, forming a SW extension of the Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak, Mt. Negoiul, 8345 ft. (2544 m). * * * ▪ mountains, Romania also called ...
Transylvanian rug
also called  Siebenbürger rug   any of the large numbers of floor coverings found in the churches of Transylvania (part of Romania), to which they had been donated by pious ...
Transylvanian Saxons
▪ people       German-speaking population that in the Middle Ages settled in Transylvania, then part of Hungary. The Transylvanian Saxons represented one of the three ...
TransylvanianAlps
Transylvanian Alps A range of the southern Carpathian Mountains extending across central Romania and rising to 2,544.6 m (8,343 ft). * * *
tranter
/tran"teuhr/, n. Brit. Dial. a peddler, hawker, or carrier using a horse and cart. [1350-1400; alter. of late ME traventer < ML travetarius, perh. for L transvect(us), ptp. of ...
Tranter, Nigel Godwin
▪ 2001       Scottish historian and novelist (b. Nov. 23, 1909, Glasgow, Scot.—d. Jan. 9, 2000, Gullane, East Lothian, Scot.), published more than 130 historical ...
trap
trap1 —traplike, adj. /trap/, n., v., trapped, trapping. n. 1. a contrivance used for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly. 2. any ...
trap car
a railroad car used at a terminal for collecting and distributing freight. * * *
trap cut
Jewelry. See step cut. [1850-55] * * *
trap play
Football. trap1 (def. 11). * * *
trap rock
trap rock n. TRAP2 * * *
trap shot
Sports. See half volley. [1890-95] * * *
trap-door spider
any of several burrowing spiders, of the family Ctenizidae, that construct a tubular nest with a hinged lid. [1820-30] * * *       any member of the spider family ...
trapan
tra·pan (trə-pănʹ) v. Variant of trepan2. * * *
Trapani
/trddah"pah nee/, n. a seaport in NW Sicily. 70,035. * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Drepanum,         city, northwestern Sicily, Italy. It is situated on a promontory ...
trapball
/trap"bawl'/, n. 1. an old game in which a ball placed on the hollowed end of a trap is thrown into the air by striking the other end of the trap with a bat and then driven to a ...
trapdoor
/trap"dawr", -dohr"/, n. 1. a door flush with the surface of a floor, ceiling, or roof. 2. the opening that it covers. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or like a trapdoor. [1325-75; ME ...
trapdoor function
Math. a function defined from data by means of a mathematical procedure in such a way that it is easy to obtain the function when the data are known, but when the procedure and ...
trapdoor spider
trapdoor spider n. any of various, often large, spiders (esp. family Ctenizidae) that dig a burrow and cover the entrance with a hinged lid like a trapdoor * * *
trapdoorspider
trap·door spider (trăpʹdôr', -dōr') n. Any of various insect-eating spiders of the family Ctenizidae, found in warm climates, that construct a silk-lined burrow concealed ...
trapes
/trayps/, v.i., v.t., n. traipse. * * *
trapeze
/tra peez"/ or, esp. Brit., /treuh-/, n. 1. an apparatus, used in gymnastics and acrobatics, consisting of a short horizontal bar attached to the ends of two suspended ropes. 2. ...
trapeze artist
a person who performs, esp. professionally, on a trapeze. Also called trapezist. * * *
trapezeartist
trapeze artist n. One that performs exercises or stunts on a trapeze. * * *
trapeziform
/treuh pee"zeuh fawrm'/, adj. formed like a trapezium. [1770-80; TRAPEZI(UM) + -FORM] * * *
trapezium
—trapezial, adj. /treuh pee"zee euhm/, n., pl. trapeziums, trapezia /-zee euh/. 1. Geom. a. (in Euclidean geometry) any rectilinear quadrilateral plane figure not a ...
trapezius
/treuh pee"zee euhs/, n., pl. trapeziuses. Anat. a broad, flat muscle on each side of the upper and back part of the neck, shoulders, and back, the action of which raises, or ...
trapezius muscle
▪ anatomy       large, superficial muscle at the back of the neck and the upper part of the thorax, or chest. The right and left trapezius together form a trapezium, an ...
trapezohedron
—trapezohedral, adj. /treuh pee'zeuh hee"dreuhn, trap'euh-/, n., pl. trapezohedrons, trapezohedra /-dreuh/. 1. Crystall. a crystal form having all faces trapeziums. 2. Geom. a ...
trapezoid
/trap"euh zoyd'/, n. 1. Geom. a. a quadrilateral plane figure having two parallel and two nonparallel sides. b. Brit. trapezium (def. 1b). 2. Anat. a bone in the wrist that ...
trapezoidal
See trapezoid. * * *
trapezoidal rule
Math. a numerical method for evaluating the area between a curve and an axis by approximating the area with the areas of trapezoids. * * *
trapgun
trap gun n. A shotgun designed for trapshooting. * * *
traphouse
trap house n. The enclosure housing the spring traps used in trapshooting and skeet. * * *
traplight
trap·light (trăpʹlīt') n. Any of various devices using a light to trap insects. * * *
trapline
trapline [trap′līn΄] n. the route along which a series of animal traps is set; also, such a series of traps * * * trap·line (trăpʹlīn') n. 1. A route or circuit along ...
Trapp family
Austrian singers. Maria Augusta Kutschera (1905–87), the family's best-known member, was an orphan and novitiate in a Benedictine convent in Salzburg. Later, as a governess, ...
Trappe, La
Fr. /lann trddannp"/. See La Trappe. * * *
trapper
/trap"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that traps. 2. a person whose business is the trapping of animals for their furs. [1615-25; TRAP1 + -ER1] * * *
trapping
trap·ping (trăpʹĭng) n. 1. An ornamental covering or harness for a horse; a caparison. Often used in the plural. 2. trappings a. Articles of dress or adornment, especially ...
trappings
/trap"ingz/, n. (used with a plural v.) 1. articles of equipment or dress, esp. of an ornamental character. 2. conventional adornment; characteristic signs: trappings of ...
Trappist
/trap"ist/, n. 1. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of a branch of the Cistercian order, observing the austere reformed rule established at La Trappe in 1664. adj. 2. of or pertaining to ...
Trappist cheese
a semisoft, mild, yellow cheese from whole milk, made by Trappist monks. Also called Gethsemane cheese. * * *
trappy
—trappiness, n. /trap"ee/, adj., trappier, trappiest. 1. difficult or tricky: trappy terrain. 2. catching one unawares: trappy pitfalls. 3. (of horses) moving with the legs ...
traprock
/trap"rok'/, n. trap3. [1805-15; TRAP3 + ROCK1] * * *
trapshooter
See trapshooting. * * *
trapshooting
—trapshooter, n. /trap"shooh'ting/, n. the sport of shooting at clay pigeons hurled into the air from a trap. Cf. skeet1. [1870-75; TRAP1 + SHOOTING] * * * Shooting sport with ...
trapt
trapt [trapt] vt., vi. archaic pt. & pp. of TRAP1 * * *
trapunto
/treuh poon"toh/, n., pl. trapuntos. quilting having an embossed design produced by outlining the pattern with single stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton. [1920-25; ...
Traralgon
▪ Victoria, Australia       city, Victoria, Australia. It lies in the Latrobe (La Trobe) Valley, West Gippsland, southeast of Melbourne. First settled in the 1840s, its ...
Trás-os-Montes
▪ historical province, Portugal       (Portuguese: “Beyond the Mountain”), historical province of northeastern Portugal, bounded north and east by Spain, south by ...
Trasentine
/traz"euhn teen'/, n. Pharm., Trademark. a brand of adiphenine. * * *
trash
/trash/, n. 1. anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish. 2. foolish or pointless ideas, talk, or writing; nonsense. 3. a worthless or disreputable person. 4. such ...
trash can
a container for the disposal of dry waste matter. Cf. garbage can. * * *
trash fish
a fish traditionally sold only for animal feed or manufactured products. [1940-45] * * *
trash rack
a grating for retaining floating objects from water entering a penstock. See diag. under dam1. [1910-15] * * *
trash talk
☆ trash talk or trash-talking n. Slang talk or remarks that are trivial, dishonest, boastful, insulting, etc. * * *

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