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trash-talk
trash-talk (trăshʹtôk') intr.v. trash-·talked, trash-·talk·ing, trash-·talks To speak disparagingly, often insultingly or abusively about a person or group.   [African ...
trash-talker
See trash-talk. * * *
trash-talking
n. the use of disparaging or boastful language. [1985-90, Amer.] * * *
trashed
/trasht/, adj. Slang. intoxicated; drunk. [1925-30, for an earlier sense; TRASH + -ED2] * * *
trasher
/trash"euhr/, n. Informal. a person who trashes something, esp. in anger or protest. [1900-05; TRASH + -ER1] * * *
trashfish
trash fish n. A fish considered to have little value as a food fish and therefore typically discarded whenever caught. * * *
trashily
See trashy. * * *
trashiness
See trashily. * * *
trashman
/trash"man', -meuhn/, n., pl. trashmen /-men', -meuhn/. a person who collects trash for removal in a truck. [1950-55; TRASH + MAN1] Usage. See -man. * * *
trashtalk
trash talk n. Disparaging, often insulting or vulgar speech about another person or group. * * *
trashy
—trashily, adv. —trashiness, n. /trash"ee/, adj., trashier, trashiest. 1. of the nature of trash; inferior in quality; rubbishy; useless or worthless. 2. (of a field) strewn ...
Trasimeno
/trddah'zee me"naw/, n. a lake in central Italy, in Umbria near Perugia: Romans defeated by Hannibal 217 B.C. ab. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Also called Lake of Perugia. Latin, ...
Trasimeno, Lake
Lake, Umbria, central Italy. The largest lake of the Italian peninsula, it has an area of 49 sq mi (128 sq km) and is shallow, with a maximum depth of 20 ft (6 m). It is fed by ...
Trasimeno,Lake
Tra·si·me·no (trä'zə-māʹnō, -zē-mĕʹ-), Lake A lake in central Italy west of Perugia. Hannibal defeated a Roman force here in 217 B.C. * * *
Trask, Kate Nichols
▪ American writer and philanthropist née  Kate Nichols,  pseudonym  Katrina Trask  born May 30, 1853, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 8, 1922, Yaddo, near Saratoga ...
trass
trass [tras] n. 〚Ger < Du tras < earlier terras < MFr terrace: see TERRACE〛 a volcanic rock, powdered and used in making a hydraulic cement * * * trass (trăs) n. A ...
trattoria
/trah'teuh ree"euh/, n. a usually inexpensive or informal restaurant or cafe specializing in Italian dishes. [1825-35; < It: public eating place, restaurant, equiv. to trattor(e) ...
Traube, Isidor
▪ German chemist born March 31, 1860, Hildesheim, Hanover died Oct. 27, 1943, Edinburgh       German physical chemist who founded capillary chemistry and whose research ...
Traubel
/trow"beuhl/, n. Helen, 1903-72, U.S. soprano. * * *
Traubel, Helen
▪ American opera singer born June 20, 1899, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. died July 28, 1972, Santa Monica, California  American opera singer, remembered as one of the finest ...
trauchle
/trah"kheuhl/, n., v.t., trauchled, trauchling. Scot. trachle. * * *
trauma
/trow"meuh, traw"-/, n., pl. traumas, traumata /-meuh teuh/. 1. Pathol. a. a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident. b. the ...
trauma center
a hospital or medical center equipped to treat victims of trauma. * * *
trauma kit
a medical kit containing supplies useful for controlling bleeding and injuries in emergencies. * * *
traumatic
—traumatically, adv. /treuh mat"ik, traw-, trow-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or produced by a trauma or wound. 2. adapted to the cure of wounds. 3. psychologically ...
traumatically
See traumatic. * * *
traumatism
/trow"meuh tiz'euhm, traw"-/, n. Pathol. 1. any abnormal condition produced by a trauma. 2. the trauma or wound itself. [1855-60; < LGk traumatismós a wounding. See TRAUMATIC, ...
traumatize
—traumatization, n. /trow"meuh tuyz', traw"-/, v.t., traumatized, traumatizing. 1. Pathol. to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents. 2. Psychiatry. to ...
traumatological
See traumatology. * * *
traumatologist
See traumatological. * * *
traumatology
—traumatologist, n. /trow'meuh tol"euh jee, traw'-/, n. a branch of surgery dealing with major wounds caused by accidents or violence. [1895-1900; < Gk traumat-, s. of traûma ...
Traun
▪ Austria       town, north-central Austria. It lies along the Traun River, just south of Linz. First mentioned in 612, it became the seat of the countship of Traun, ...
Traun, Otto Ferdinand, Graf von Abensperg und
▪ Austrian field marshal (count of Abensberg and) born Aug. 27, 1677, Ödenburg, Hung. died Feb. 18, 1748, Hermannstadt, Transylvania  Austrian field marshal who was one of ...
Trauner, Alexandre
▪ French set designer Alexandre also spelled  Alexander   born Aug. 3, 1906, Budapest, Hung. died Dec. 5, 1993, Omonville-La-Petit, France       Hungarian-born ...
trautonium
▪ musical instrument       electronic musical instrument whose tone is generated by oscillating radio tubes that produce an electronic pulse that is converted into sound ...
Trauttmansdorff, Maximilian, Graf von
▪ Austrian statesman and diplomat born May 23, 1584, Graz, Austria died June 8, 1650, Vienna       Austrian statesman, confidant of the emperors Ferdinand II and ...
trav.
1. traveler. 2. travels. * * *
travail
/treuh vayl", trav"ayl/, n. 1. painfully difficult or burdensome work; toil. 2. pain, anguish or suffering resulting from mental or physical hardship. 3. the pain of ...
Travancore
/trav"euhn kawr', -kohr'/, n. a former state in SW India: merged 1949 with Cochin to form a new state (Travancore and Cochin); reorganized 1956 to form the larger part of Kerala ...
trave
trave1 /trayv/, n. Archit. 1. a crossbeam. 2. a section or bay formed by crossbeams. [1350-1400; ME < MF trave < L trabem, acc. of trabs beam, timber] trave2 /trayv/, n. a device ...
travel
—travelable, adj. /trav"euhl/, v., traveled, traveling or (esp. Brit.) travelled, travelling, n., adj. v.i. 1. to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ...
travel agency
a business that accommodates travelers, as by securing tickets, arranging for reservations, and giving information. Also called travel bureau. * * *
travel agent
1. a person who owns, operates, or works for a travel agency. 2. a travel agency. [1925-30] * * *
travel agents
➡ holidays and vacations * * *
travel shot
Motion Pictures, Television. a camera shot taken from a mobile platform, dolly, or the like, that keeps within range of a moving subject. * * *
travel time
time spent traveling for a job, as from home to work or in the course of business. [1885-90] * * *
travel trailer
trailer (def. 2). [1960-65] * * *
travelagency
travel agency n. A business that attends to the details of transportation, itinerary, and accommodations for travelers. Also called travel bureau.   travel agent n. * * *
travelagent
See travel agency. * * *
Travelcard
n (in Britain) a special ticket which allows passengers to travel on underground trains, ordinary trains and buses in Greater London at a reduced cost for a period of one day or ...
traveled
/trav"euhld/, adj. 1. having traveled, esp. to distant places; experienced in travel. 2. used by travelers: a heavily traveled road. Also, esp. Brit., travelled. [1375-1425; late ...
traveler
/trav"euh leuhr, trav"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that travels. 2. a person who travels or has traveled in distant places or foreign lands. 3. See traveling salesman. 4. part ...
traveler's check
a check issued in any of various denominations by a bank, travel agency, etc., that is signed by the purchaser upon purchase and again, in the presence of the payee, when cashing ...
traveler's tree
▪ plant  (species Ravenala madagascariensis), plant of the family Strelitziaceae, so named because the water it accumulates in its leaf bases has been used in emergencies for ...
traveler's-joy
/trav"euh leuhrz joy', trav"leuhrz-/, n. a woody vine, Clematis vitalba, of the buttercup family, native to Europe and northern Africa, having long-plumed fruit and slightly ...
traveler's-tree
/trav"euh leuhrz tree', trav"leuhrz-/, n. a bananalike tree, Ravenala madagascariensis, of Madagascar, having large leaves, the petioles of which contain a clear, watery ...
traveler'scheck
trav·el·er's check (trăvʹəl-ərz, trăvʹlərz) n. pl. traveler's checks or travelers' checks An internationally redeemable draft purchased in various denominations from a ...
Travelers Inc.
Insurance company, now part of Citigroup. Founded in 1864 by the stonecutter James Batterson, the Travelers Insurance Co. was an innovative leader in its industry. It sold the ...
Travelers Insurance
▪ American corporation       leading American insurance company with a history of mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, largely in the insurance and financial services ...
travelers' diarrhea
persistent and often severe diarrhea experienced by a traveler whose digestive system is unaccustomed to the bacteria in local food and water. * * *
traveling bag
a small bag, as a valise or suitcase, usually made of leather, having an oblong shape, and used chiefly to hold clothes. [1830-40] * * *
traveling block
(in a hoisting tackle) the block hooked to and moving with the load. * * *
traveling salesman
a representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for a company's products or services. [1875-80, Amer.] * * *
traveling salesman problem
any mathematical problem that involves determination of the shortest path through several points. [1950-55; from the idea that a traveling salesman would face such a problem in ...
traveling-wave tube
/trav"euh ling wayv", trav"ling-/, Electronics. an electron tube used in microwave communications systems, having an electron beam directed coaxially through a wire helix to ...
travelingsalesman
trav·el·ing salesman (trăvʹə-lĭng, trăvʹlĭng) n. A man who travels in a given territory to solicit business orders or sell merchandise. * * *
travelingsalesperson
traveling salesperson n. A man or woman who travels in a given territory to solicit business orders or sell merchandise. * * *
travelled
/trav"euhld/, adj. Chiefly Brit. traveled. * * *
traveller
/trav"euh leuhr, trav"leuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. traveler. * * *
travellers
➡ gypsies * * *
Travelling libraries
➡ libraries * * *
travelogue
/trav"euh lawg', -log'/, n. a lecture, slide show, or motion picture describing travels. Also, travelog. [1900-05, Amer.; b. TRAVEL and MONOLOGUE] * * *
Traven, B.
born March 5, 1890?, Chicago, Ill., U.S.? died March 27, 1969, Mexico City, Mex. German-Mexican novelist. A recluse, he refused to disclose to publishers his parentage, ...
Traven,B.
Tra·ven (trāʹvən), B. Probable original name Berick Traven Torsvan. 1890-1969. American-born writer who is best known for his novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ...
Travers
/trav"euhrz/, n. P(amela) L., born 1906, Australian writer, esp. of children's stories, in England. * * *
Travers, P L
▪ 1997       (HELEN LYNDON GOFF), Australian-born British writer (b. Aug. 9, 1899, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia—d. April 23, 1996, London, Eng.), created the ...
Travers, P(amela)L.
Trav·ers (trăvʹərz), P(amela) L. 1906-1996. Australian-born British writer of children's stories, including Mary Poppins (1934). * * *
Travers, P.L.
▪ British author in full  Pamela Lyndon Travers , original name  Helen Lyndon Goff  born Aug. 9, 1899, Maryborough, Queen., Austl. died April 23, 1996, London, ...
Travers, Susan
▪ 2004       British-born adventurer (b. Sept. 23, 1909, London, Eng.—d. Dec. 18, 2003, Paris, France), was the only woman to serve (1945–47) in the French Foreign ...
traversable
See traverse. * * *
traversal
See traversable. * * *
traverse
—traversable, adj. —traversal, n. —traverser, n. /trav"euhrs, treuh verrs"/, v., traversed, traversing, n., adj. v.t. 1. to pass or move over, along, or through. 2. to go ...
Traverse City
/trav"euhrs/ a city in NW Michigan. 15,516. * * * ▪ Michigan, United States       city, seat (1851) of Grand Traverse county, northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, ...
traverse jury
traverse jury [trav′ərs] n. PETIT JURY * * *
traverse jury.
See petty jury. [1815-25] * * *
traverse rod
a horizontal rod upon which drapes slide to open or close when pulled by cords. * * *
traverser
See traversable. * * *
traverserod
trav·erse rod (trăvʹərs) n. A horizontal rod having a mechanism by which attached draperies can be drawn with a pull cord. * * *
travertine
/trav"euhr teen', -tin/, n. a form of limestone deposited by springs, esp. hot springs, used in Italy for building. Also, travertin /trav"euhr tin/. [1545-55; < It travertino, ...
travesty
/trav"euh stee/, n., pl. travesties, v., travestied, travestying. n. 1. a literary or artistic burlesque of a serious work or subject, characterized by grotesque or ludicrous ...
Travis
/trav"is/, n. 1. William Barret, 1809-36, U.S. soldier: commander during the battle of the Alamo. 2. a male given name. * * *
Travis, Merle
▪ American musician in full  Merle Robert Travis  born Nov. 29, 1917, Rosewood, Ky., U.S. died Oct. 20, 1983, Tahlequah, Okla.       American country (country music) ...
Travis, Merle (Robert)
born Nov. 29, 1917, Rosewood, Ky., U.S. died Oct. 20, 1983, Tahlequah, Okla. U.S. country music singer and songwriter. Travis learned banjo as a youth, later applying banjo ...
Travis, Walter
▪ American golfer born Jan. 10, 1862, Maldon, Australia died July 31, 1927, Denver, Colo., U.S.  first U.S. golfer to win the British Amateur (British Amateur Championship) ...
Travis,William Barret
Trav·is (trăvʹĭs), William Barret. 1809-1836. American military leader who commanded the Texans who died in the defense of the Alamo (1836). * * *
travois
/treuh voy"/, n., pl. travois /-voyz"/. a transport device, formerly used by the Plains Indians, consisting of two poles joined by a frame and drawn by an animal. [1840-50; ...
Travolta
(1954– ) a US actor who began on television in the 1970s and became a major star after appearing in two musical films, Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease. Other films have ...
trawl
—trawlable, adj. —trawlability, n. /trawl/, n. 1. Also called trawl net. a strong fishing net for dragging along the sea bottom. 2. Also called trawl line. a buoyed line used ...
trawler
/traw"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who trawls. 2. any of various types of vessels used in fishing with a trawl net. [1590-1600; TRAWL + -ER1] * * * ▪ fishing ...
trawlline
trawl line n. See setline. * * *
trawlnet
trawl net n. A large tapered fishing net that is towed along the sea bottom. * * *
tray
tray1 /tray/, n. 1. a flat, shallow container or receptacle made of wood, metal, etc., usually with slightly raised edges, used for carrying, holding, or displaying articles of ...
tray agriculture
hydroponics. * * *
tray table
a folding stand for supporting a tray. * * *
trayf
/trayf/, adj. Judaism. tref. * * *
traytable
tray table n. 1. A portable table consisting of a tray mounted on folding legs. 2. A tray mounted on or in a piece of furniture, such as an airplane seatback, designed to fold or ...
trazodone
/tray"zeuh dohn'/, n. Pharm. a white crystalline powder, C19H22ClN5O, used in the treatment of major depression disorders. [TR(I)- + AZO- + (PYRI)D(INE) + -ONE] * * *
tre corde
/tray kawr"day/; It. /trdde kawrdd"de/ with the soft pedal released (a musical direction in piano playing). Cf. una corda. [ < It: lit., three strings] * * *
treacherous
—treacherously, adv. —treacherousness, n. /trech"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous. 2. deceptive, untrustworthy, or ...
treacherously
See treacherous. * * *
treacherousness
See treacherously. * * *
treachery
/trech"euh ree/, n., pl. treacheries. 1. violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason. 2. an act of perfidy, faithlessness, or treason. [1175-1225; ME trecherie < MF, OF, ...
treacle
—treacly /tree"klee/, adj. /tree"keuhl/, n. 1. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality: a movie plot of the most shameless treacle. 2. Brit. a. molasses, esp. that which is ...
treacly
trea·cly (trēʹklē) adj. Cloyingly sweet or sentimental. * * *
tread
—treader, n. /tred/, v., trod, trodden or trod, treading, n. v.i. 1. to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk. 2. to step, walk, or trample so as to press, crush, or ...
treadle
—treadler /tred"leuhr/, n. /tred"l/, n., v., treadled, treadling. n. 1. a lever or the like worked by continual action of the foot to impart motion to a machine. 2. a platform, ...
treadle loom.
See floor loom. * * *
treadler
See treadle. * * *
treadless
See tread. * * *
treadmill
/tred"mil'/, n. 1. an apparatus for producing rotary motion by the weight of people or animals, treading on a succession of moving steps or a belt that forms a kind of continuous ...
treadwheel
▪ punishment also known as  treadmill  or  “everlasting staircase”        a penal appliance introduced in 1818 by the British engineer Sir William Cubitt ...
treas
treas abbrev. 1. treasurer 2. treasury * * *
treas.
1. treasurer. 2. treasury. Also, Treas. * * *
Trease, Geoffrey
▪ 1999       British writer of more than 100 books, most of them children's historical novels that were translated into some 20 languages; his most notable in that genre ...
treason
/tree"zeuhn/, n. 1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state. 3. ...
treasonable
—treasonably, adv. /tree"zeuh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. of the nature of treason. 2. involving treason; traitorous. [1325-75; ME tresonabill. See TREASON, ABLE] * * *
treasonably
See treasonable. * * *
treasonous
—treasonously, adv. /tree"zeuh neuhs/, adj. treasonable. [1585-95; TREASON + -OUS] * * *
treasonously
See treasonous. * * *
treasr.
treasurer. * * *
treasurable
See treasure. * * *
treasure
—treasurable, adj. —treasureless, adj. /trezh"euhr/, n., v., treasured, treasuring. n. 1. wealth or riches stored or accumulated, esp. in the form of precious metals, money, ...
treasure house
1. a building, room, or chamber used as a storage place for valuables; treasury. 2. a place or source where things of value or worth may be found: Books are the treasure house of ...
treasure hunt
a game in which each person or team attempts to be first in finding something that has been hidden, using written directions or clues. * * *
Treasure Island
1. (italics) a novel (1883) by R. L. Stevenson. 2. an artificial island in San Francisco Bay, in W California; naval base. * * *
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
a US film (1948) that won three Oscars. It was directed and written by John Huston. It is about three American friends who become enemies after finding gold in Mexico. The main ...
Treasure State
Montana (used as a nickname). * * *
treasure trove
n [U] valuable objects, such as gold, silver, jewellery, coins and pots, which are found buried in the ground or in a building and have no known owner. According to British law, ...
treasure-trove
/trezh"euhr trohv'/, n. 1. anything of the nature of treasure or a treasury that one finds: Mother's attic was a treasure-trove of memorabilia. 2. Law. any money, bullion, or the ...
treasurehouse
treasure house n. A place where items of great value are stored or can be found. * * *
treasurehunt
treasure hunt n. A game in which the players attempt to find hidden articles by means of a series of clues. * * *
TreasureIsland
Treas·ure Island (trĕzhʹər) An artificial island of San Francisco Bay in western California. Built for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, it was a U.S. Navy ...
treasurer
—treasurership, n. /trezh"euhr euhr/, n. 1. a person in charge of treasure or a treasury. 2. an officer of a government, corporation, association, or the like, in charge of the ...
Treasurer of the United States
the official in the Department of the Treasury charged with the responsibility of issuing and redeeming paper currency as well as for the receipt, safekeeping, and disbursement ...
treasury
/trezh"euh ree/, n., pl. treasuries. 1. a place where the funds of the government, of a corporation, or the like are deposited, kept, and disbursed. 2. funds or revenue of a ...
Treasury bench
the front row of seats on the government side of the House of Commons in the British parliament. It is where the most important government ministers sit, including the Prime ...
Treasury bill
an obligation of the U.S. government represented by promissory notes in denominations ranging from $1000 to $1,000,000, with a maturity of about 90 days but bearing no interest, ...
Treasury bond
any of various interest-bearing bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, usually maturing over a long period of time. Also, treasury bond. [1855-60] * * *
Treasury certificate
an obligation of the U.S. government represented by certificates in denominations ranging from $1000 to $1,000,000, maturing in one year or less with interest periodically ...
Treasury note
a note or bill issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, receivable as legal tender for all debts except as otherwise expressly provided. Also, treasury note. [1750-60] * * *
treasury of merits
Rom. Cath. Ch. the superabundant store of merits and satisfactions, comprising those of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Also called treasury of the Church. [1920-25] * * ...
Treasury Relief Art Project
▪ United States federal arts project       smallest of the federal visual arts projects conceived under the New Deal to help Depression-stricken American artists in the ...
Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture
▪ United States federal arts project       most important of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's three visual arts programs conceived during the Great Depression of ...
treasury stock
outstanding shares of stock reacquired and held by the issuing corporation. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
Treasurybill
Treasury bill n. A short-term obligation of the U.S. Treasury having a maturity period of one year or less and sold at a discount from face value. * * *
Treasurybond
Treasury bond n. A long-term obligation of the U.S. Treasury having a maturity period of more than ten years and paying interest semiannually. * * *
Treasurynote
Treasury note n. An intermediate-term obligation of the U.S. Treasury having a maturity period of one to ten years and paying interest semiannually. * * *
treat
—treater, n. /treet/, v.t. 1. to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect. 2. to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal ...
treatable
—treatability, n. /tree"teuh beuhl/, adj. able to be treated, esp. medically: Some diseases are treatable but not curable. [TREAT + -ABLE] * * *
treated gem
▪ gemology also called  Treated Stone,         genuine gem material whose colour has been artificially enhanced or produced to increase the value of the stone; ...
treater
See treat. * * *
treatise
/tree"tis/, n. a formal and systematic exposition in writing of the principles of a subject, generally longer and more detailed than an essay. [1300-50; ME tretis < AF tretiz, ...
Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
▪ work by Melanchthon also called  Appendix On The Papacy,         one of the confessional writings of Lutheranism, prepared in 1537 by Philipp Melanchthon ...
treatment
/treet"meuhnt/, n. 1. an act or manner of treating. 2. action or behavior toward a person, animal, etc. 3. management in the application of medicines, surgery, etc. 4. literary ...
treaty
/tree"tee/, n., pl. treaties. 1. a formal agreement between two or more states in reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations. 2. the formal document ...
Treaty of Amsterdam
an agreement which was signed in 1997 by EU leaders and came into force in 1999. It makes some changes to the treaty which established the European Community and is intended to ...
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
▪ Primary Source       This agreement ended the war between the United States and Mexico. It was signed on February 2, 1848, at Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo. By its terms, ...
Treaty of Paris
▪ Primary Source       OVERTURES for peace between the United States and Spain were begun July 26, 1898, through Jules Cambon, the French ambassador, resulting, August ...
Treaty of Rome
➡ European Union * * *
Treaty of Utrecht
the agreement in 1713 which marked the end of the War of Spanish Succession. As part of the agreement, France gave Britain various parts of Canada and accepted Queen Anne rather ...
Treaty of Versailles
the agreement, made in 1919 between the Allies and Germany, which officially ended World War I and established the League of Nations. According to the agreement, Germany was ...
treaty port
Hist. any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty. [1880-85] * * * ▪ Asian history       any ...
Treaty with Mexico
▪ Primary Source       The treaty which closed the Mexican-American War was negotiated on the part of the United States by Nicholas Trist, who, previous to his ...
treatyIndian
treaty Indian n. Canadian A status Indian belonging to a band that has signed a treaty with the federal government. * * *
treatyport
treaty port n. A port kept open for foreign trade according to the terms of a treaty, especially formerly in China, Korea, and Japan. * * *
treb-
Dwelling. 1. Zero-grade form *tr̥b-. a. thorp, from Old English thorp, village, hamlet; b. dorp, from Middle Dutch dorp, village. Both a and b from Germanic *thurp-. 2. ...
Trebbia
/trddeb"byah/, n. a river in N Italy, flowing N into the Po at Piacenza: Romans defeated by Hannibal near here 218 B.C. 70 mi. (113 km) long. * * *
Trebbia River
River, Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy. Rising northeast of Genoa, it flows 71 mi (115 km) northeast across the northern Apennines and the Po lowland to enter the Po ...
Trebbiano
Treb·bia·no (trĕ-byäʹnō, trĕ'bē-äʹ-) n. pl. Treb·bi·a·nos A white grape used extensively in the production of Italian wines and balsamic vinegar. * * *
Trebizond
/treb"euh zond'/, n. 1. a medieval empire in NE Asia Minor 1204-1461. 2. Official name, Trabzon. a seaport in NE Turkey, on the Black Sea: an ancient Greek colony; capital of the ...
treble
—trebly /treb"lee/, adv. /treb"euhl/, adj., n., v., trebled, trebling. adj. 1. threefold; triple. 2. Music. a. of or pertaining to the highest part in harmonized music; ...
treble clef
Music. a sign that locates the G above middle C, placed on the second line of the staff, counting up; G clef. Also called violin clef. [1795-1805] * * *
treble staff
Music. a staff, bearing a treble clef. [1900-05] * * *
trebleclef
treble clef Tech-Graphics n. A symbol indicating that the second line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of G above middle C. Also called G clef. * * *
trebleness
See treble. * * *
Treblinka
/trdde bleeng"kah/; Eng. /treuh bling"keuh/, n. a Nazi concentration camp in Poland, near Warsaw. * * * German Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Located near the ...
trebly
See trebleness. * * *
Třeboň
▪ Czech Republic German  Wittingau        town, southern Czech Republic, on the main road to Vienna. It lies in the basin of the Lužnice River, which is floored ...
Trebonius, Gaius
▪ Roman general died 43 BC       Roman general and politician who had been one of Caesar (Caesar, Julius)'s most trusted lieutenants before becoming a member of the ...
trebuchet
/treb"yoo shet', treb'yoo shet"/, n. a medieval engine of war with a sling for hurling missiles. Also, trebucket /tree"buk'it, treb'yoo ket"/. [1300-50; ME < MF, equiv. to ...
Trece Martires
▪ Philippines       city, southern Luzon, Philippines. Located in a fertile and densely populated plain about halfway between Cavite City on Manila Bay (north) and Taal ...
trecento
—trecentist, n. /tray chen"toh/; It. /trdde chen"taw/, n. (often cap.) the 14th century, with reference to Italy, and esp. to its art or literature. [1835-45; < It, short for ...
tredecillion
—tredecillionth, adj., n. /tree'di sil"yeuhn/, n., pl. tredecillions, (as after a numeral) tredecillion, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by ...
tredecillionth
See tredecillion. * * *
Trediakovsky, Vasily Kirillovich
▪ Russian writer born February 22 (March 5, New Style), 1703, Astrakhan, Russia died August 6 [August 17], 1768, St. Petersburg       Russian literary theoretician and ...
tree
—treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing ...
Tree
/tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear"bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853-1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most ...
tree aster
any of various composite shrubs or trees of the genus Olearia, native chiefly to Australia and New Zealand, having large, often leathery leaves and daisylike flower heads. * * *
tree crab.
See coconut crab. * * *
tree creeper.
See under creeper (def. 6). [1805-15] * * *
tree cricket.
See under cricket1 (def. 1). [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
tree diagram
Math., Ling. a diagram in which lines branch out from a central point or stem without forming any closed loops. Also called tree. Cf. phrase structure tree. [1960-65] * * *
tree ear
a thin, stemless, rubbery, edible fungus, Auricularia auricula, that grows on trees. Also called wood ear. * * *
tree farm
a tree-covered area managed as a business enterprise under a plan of reforestation that makes continuous production of timber possible. [1940-45] * * *
tree fern
any of various ferns, mostly tropical and chiefly of the family Cyatheaceae, that attain the size of trees, sending up a straight trunklike stem with foliage at the ...
tree frog
any of various arboreal frogs, esp. of the family Hylidae, usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe. [1730-40] * * * or tree toad Any of some 550 species (family ...
tree heath
the brier, Erica arborea. [1770-80] * * *
tree house
a small house, esp. one for children to play in, built or placed up in the branches of a tree. [1895-1900] * * *
tree hyrax
an arboreal hyrax of the genus Dendrohyrax, of central and southern Africa. * * *
tree kangaroo
any arboreal kangaroo of the genus Dendrolagus, of Queensland, Australia, and New Guinea. * * *       one of the largest species of kangaroo (q.v.). * * *
tree lawn
a strip of grass-covered ground between sidewalk and curb, often planted with shade trees. [1890-95] * * *
tree line
timberline. * * *
tree lungwort
▪ lichen also called  Lungwort         (Lobaria pulmonaria), a lichen that, because of its physical resemblance to the lungs, was once used to treat tuberculosis, ...
tree lupine
a shrubby, Californian tree, Lupinus arboreus, of the legume family, having hairy, finger-shaped leaflets and fragrant, sulphur-yellow flowers. [1880-85] * * *
tree mallow
▪ plant       (Lavatera arborea), biennial, herbaceous plant, of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to Europe. It grows 1.2–3 metres (4–10 feet) ...
tree marriage
▪ rite       symbolic marital union of a person with a tree that is said to be infused with supernatural life. Tree marriage may also be a form of proxy marriage. In one ...
tree moss
▪ plant  any of the plants of the genus Climacium (order Bryales), which resemble small evergreen trees and are found in damp, shady places throughout the Northern ...
tree of heaven
an Asiatic tree, Ailanthus altissima, having large oblong leaves and rank-smelling flowers, often planted as a shade tree. Also called stinkweed. [1835-45] * * * Rapid-growing ...
tree of Jesse
a pictorial or sculpted image representing the family tree of Christ. Also called Jesse tree. * * *
tree of knowledge
tree of knowledge n. Bible the tree whose fruit Adam and Eve tasted in disobedience of God: Gen. 2, 3: in full tree of knowledge of good and evil * * *
tree of knowledge of good and evil
the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that was tasted by Adam and Eve. Gen. 2:17; 3:6-24. Also called tree of knowledge. [1525-35] * * *
tree of life
1. a tree in the Garden of Eden that yielded food giving everlasting life. Gen 2:9; 3:22. 2. a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem with leaves for the healing of the nations. Rev. ...
tree of sadness.
See night jasmine (def. 1). * * *
tree peony
a shrubby plant, Paeonia suffruticosa, of China, having rose-red or white flowers nearly 12 in. (30.5 cm) wide. [1835-45] * * *
Tree Planters State
Nebraska (used as a nickname). * * *
tree poppy
a Californian shrub, Dendromecon rigida, of the poppy family, having leathery evergreen leaves and showy, usually yellow flowers. Also called bush poppy. [1865-70, Amer.] * * ...
tree post.
See king post (def. 1). * * *
tree ring
tree ring n. ANNUAL RING * * *
tree ring.
See annual ring. [1915-20] * * *
tree shrew
any of several insectivorous, arboreal mammals of the family Tupaiidae, of southern Asia and adjacent islands, resembling a squirrel and having a long snout. [1890-95] * * ...
tree snail
any tree- or bush-living gastropod of the family Bulimulidae, inhabiting tropical and temperate regions and characterized by brightly colored shells with distinct central ...
tree snake
▪ reptile  any of a number of arboreal serpents, primarily of the family Colubridae. They prey on birds and on arboreal lizards and frogs. The green tree snakes of northern ...
tree sparrow
1. a Eurasian bird, Passer montanus, related to but smaller than the house sparrow. 2. a North American finch, Spizella arborea, common in winter in the northern U.S. [1760-70] * ...
tree squirrel
any squirrel of the genus Sciurus, with a long, bushy tail, familiar in parks and wooded areas throughout temperate regions. [1870-75] * * *
tree surgery
—tree-surgeon, n. the repair of damaged trees, as by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with ...
tree swallow
a bluish-green and white swallow, Iridoprocne bicolor, of North America, that nests in tree cavities. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
tree swift
any of several birds of the family Hemiprocnidae, of southeast Asia and the East Indies, related to the true swifts but differing in having erectile crests and the habit of ...
tree toad
☆ tree toad n. any of various tree frogs * * *
tree toad.
See tree frog. [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
tree tobacco
a treelike South American plant, Nicotiana glauca, of the nightshade family, having blue-green foliage, heart-shaped leaves, and white, greenish-yellow, or purple flowers, the ...
tree tomato
tamarillo. * * *
tree yucca.
See Joshua tree. [1955-60] * * *
Tree, Sir Herbert (Draper) Beerbohm
born Dec. 17, 1853, London, Eng. died July 2, 1917, London British actor-manager. A romantic actor with a gift for character roles and comedy, he made his London debut in 1878 ...
Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm
▪ British actor and manager born Dec. 17, 1853, London, Eng. died July 2, 1917, London, Eng.  one of the great figures of the English theatre, who became the most successful ...
Tree,Sir Herbert Beerbohm
Tree (trē), Sir Herbert Beerbohm. 1853-1917. British actor and producer who founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1904). * * *
tree-form frame
/tree"fawrm'/ a rigid frame having a pair of inclined girders branching from each column, as to form principals of a roof. * * *
tree-hugger
—tree-hugging, adj. /tree"hug'euhr/, n. an environmentalist, esp. one concerned with preserving forests. [1985-90] * * *
tree-of-heaven
tree-of-heav·en (trēʹəv-hĕvʹən) n. A deciduous, rapidly growing tree (Ailanthus altissima) native to China, having sweetish fetid male flowers and widely planted in the ...
treebelt
tree belt n. Massachusetts See parking. See Regional Note at parking. * * *
Treece, Henry
▪ English author born 1911/12, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, Eng. died June 10, 1966, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire       English poet and historical novelist whose ...
treecreeper
▪ bird also spelled  Tree Creeper,  also called  Creeper,   any of a dozen species of small slender birds, with downcurved bills, that spiral up tree trunks in search of ...
treed
/treed/, adj. 1. planted with trees; wooded: a treed hillside. 2. driven up a tree: a treed animal. 3. fitted with trees: treed boots. [1855-60; TREE + -ED3] * * *
treeear
tree ear n. See wood ear. * * *
treefarm
tree farm n. An area of forest land on which trees are grown for commercial use. * * *
treefern
tree fern n. Any of various tropical treelike ferns having a woody trunklike stem and a terminal crown of large, pinnately divided fronds. * * *
treefish
/tree"fish'/, n., pl. treefishes, (esp. collectively) treefish. a rockfish, Sebastes serriceps, of waters off southern California, marked with black bands. [1880-85, Amer.; TREE ...
treefrog
tree frog n. Any of various small arboreal frogs of the family Hylidae having long toes terminating in adhesive disks. Also called tree toad. * * *
treeheath
tree heath n. A Mediterranean evergreen shrub or small tree (Erica arborea) having fragrant white flowers grouped in large terminal panicles. It is the source of briarroot. * * *
treehopper
/tree"hop'euhr/, n. any of numerous homopterous jumping insects of the family Membracidae, that have an enlarged prothorax and feed on the juices of plants, often injuring the ...
treehouse
treehouse [trē′hous΄] n. a houselike structure built in the branches of a tree, as for children to play in * * * tree house n. A structure built among the limbs of a tree, ...
treelawn
tree lawn n. Chiefly Upper Northern U.S. See parking. * * *
treeless
See tree. * * *
treeline
tree line n. See timberline. * * *
treelined
/tree"luynd'/, adj. having a line of trees: a treelined road. [TREE + LINE1 + -ED2] * * *
treen
/tree"euhn/, adj. 1. made entirely of wood. n. 2. treenware. [bef. 1000; ME (adj.); OE treowen. See TREE, -EN2] * * * ▪ woodenware       small wooden objects in daily ...

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