English dictionary


trace |treɪs| — a just detectable amount

traceable |ˈtreɪsəbəl| — (usually followed by `to') able to be traced to

tracer |ˈtreɪsər| — an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods

tracery |ˈtreɪsəri| — decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs

trachea |ˈtreɪkiə| — membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

tracheal |ˈtreɪkiəl| — relating to or resembling or functioning like a trachea

tracheostomy |trækiˈɒstəmi| — a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes

tracheotomy |ˌtreɪkiˈɑːtəmi| — a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes

trachoma |trəˈkoʊmə| — a chronic contagious disease caused by a bacterium and marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue

tracing |ˈtreɪsɪŋ| — the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline

track |træk| — a line or route along which something travels or moves

track down |ˈtræk ˈdaʊn| — pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

tracker |ˈtrækər| — someone who tracks down game

tracking |ˈtrækɪŋ| — the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

tracklayer |ˈtrækleɪər| — a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks

trackless |ˈtrakləs| — lacking pathways

tract |trækt| — an extended area of land

tractable |ˈtræktəbl| — responsive to suggestions and influences

tractile |ˈtræktɪl| — capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

traction |ˈtrækʃn| — the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

tractor |ˈtræktər| — a wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications

trade |treɪd| — the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services

trade in |ˈtreɪd ɪn| — turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase

trade-off |ˈtreɪˌdɒf| — an exchange that occurs as a compromise

trademark |ˈtreɪdmɑːrk| — a distinctive characteristic or attribute

trader |ˈtreɪdər| — someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

tradesman |ˈtreɪdzmən| — a merchant who owns or manages a shop

tradespeople |ˈtreɪdzpiːpəl| — people engaged in trade

trading |ˈtreɪdɪŋ| — buying or selling securities or commodities

tradition |trəˈdɪʃn| — an inherited pattern of thought or action

traditional |trəˈdɪʃənl| — pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines

traditionalism |trəˈdɪʃənəlɪzəm| — strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings

traditionalist |trəˈdɪʃənələst| — one who adheres to traditional views

traditionally |trəˈdɪʃənəli| — according to tradition; in a traditional manner

traduce |trəˈduːs| — speak unfavorably about

traducer |trəˈdjuːsər| — one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

traffic |ˈtræfɪk| — the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time

trafficator |ˈtræfɪkeɪtər| — a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn

trafficker |ˈtræfɪkər| — someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

tragedian |trəˈdʒiːdiən| — a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies

tragedienne |trəˌdʒiːdiˈen| — an actress who specializes in tragic roles

tragedy |ˈtrædʒədi| — an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

tragic |ˈtrædʒɪk| — very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction

tragical |ˈtrædʒɪkəl| — very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction

tragically |ˈtrædʒɪkəli| — in a tragic manner; with tragic consequences

tragicomedy |ˌtrædʒiˈkɑːmədi| — a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating

tragicomic |ˌtrædʒɪˈkɑːmɪk| — manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

tragicomical |ˈtrædʒɪˈkɒmɪkəl| — manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

trail |treɪl| — a track or mark left by something that has passed

trailblazer |ˈtreɪlbleɪzər| — someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees

trailer |ˈtreɪlər| — someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

trailing |ˈtreɪlɪŋ| — the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

train |treɪn| — public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive

trainband |ˈtreɪnˌbænd| — a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century

trained |ˈtreɪnd| — shaped or conditioned or disciplined by training; often used as a combining form

trainee |ˌtreɪˈniː| — someone who is being trained

traineeship  — financial aid that enables you to get trained for a specified job

trainer |ˈtreɪnər| — one who trains other persons or animals

training |ˈtreɪnɪŋ| — activity leading to skilled behavior

trainman |ˈtreɪnmən| — an employee of a railroad

trainmaster |ˈtreɪnˌmɑːstə| — a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard

traipse |treɪps| — walk or tramp about

trait |treɪt| — a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

traitor |ˈtreɪtər| — someone who betrays his country by committing treason

traitorous |ˈtreɪtərəs| — having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor

traitress |ˈtreɪtrɪs| — female traitor

trajectory |trəˈdʒektəri| — the path followed by an object moving through space

tram |træm| — a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

tramcar |træm| — a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine

tramline |ˈtræmlaɪn| — the track on which trams or streetcars run

trammel |træml| — a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh

tramontane |trəˈmɑːnteɪn| — a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean

tramp |træmp| — a vagrant

trample |ˈtræmpl| — the sound of heavy treading or stomping

tramway |ˈtræmweɪ| — a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

trance |træns| — a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

tranquil |ˈtræŋkwɪl| — (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

tranquility |træŋˈkwɪləti| — a disposition free from stress or emotion

tranquilize |ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪz| — make calm or still

tranquilizer |ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪzər| — a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

tranquilizing |ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪzɪŋ| — tending to soothe or tranquilize

tranquillity |træŋˈkwɪləti| — an untroubled state; free from disturbances

tranquillize |ˈtræŋkwəlaɪz| — make calm or still

tranquillizer |ˈtræŋkwəlaɪzər| — a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

tranquilly |ˈtræŋkwɪli| — without emotional agitation

transact |trænˈzækt| — conduct business

transaction |trænˈzækʃn| — the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

transactions |trænˈzækʃənz| — a written account of what transpired at a meeting

transalpine |trænˈzælpaɪn| — one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy

transatlantic |ˌtrænzətˈlæntɪk| — crossing the Atlantic Ocean

transcend |trænˈsend| — be greater in scope or size than some standard

transcendence |trænˈsendəns| — a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience

transcendent |trænˈsendənt| — exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

transcendental |ˌtrænsenˈdentl| — existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

transcendentalism |ˌtrænsenˈdentəlɪzəm| — any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

transcontinental |ˌtrænzˌkɑːntɪˈnentl| — spanning or crossing or on the farther side of a continent

transcribe |trænˈskraɪb| — write out from speech, notes, etc.

transcriber |trænˈskraɪbər| — a person who translates written messages from one language to another

transcript |ˈtrænskrɪpt| — something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech

transcription |trænˈskrɪpʃn| — something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation

transducer |trænzˈduːsər| — an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another

transect |ˈtransekt| — cut across or divide transversely

transept |ˈtrænsept| — structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles

transfer |trænsˈfɜːr| — the act of moving something from one location to another

transferability |ˌtrænsfərəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being transferable or exchangeable

transferable |trænsˈfɜːrəbl| — capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another

transferee |ˌtrænsfɜːˈriː| — (law) someone to whom a title or property is conveyed

transference |trænsˈfɜːrəns| — (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst

transferor |trænsˈfɜːrər| — (law) someone who conveys a title or property to another

transfiguration |ˌtrænsˌfɪɡjəˈreɪʃn| — (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus

transfigure |trænsˈfɪɡjər| — elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

transfix |trænsˈfɪks| — to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

transform |trænsˈfɔːrm| — subject to a mathematical transformation

transformation |ˌtrænsfərˈmeɪʃn| — a qualitative change

transformed |trænsˈfɔːrmd| — given a completely different form or appearance

transformer |trænsˈfɔːrmər| — an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage

transfuse |trænsˈfjuz| — impart gradually

transfusion |trænsˈfjuːʒn| — the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery

transgress |trænzˈɡres| — act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

transgression |trænzˈɡreʃn| — the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

transgressor |trænzˈɡresər| — someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command

transience |ˈtrænʃəns| — an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying

transiency |ˈtrænzɪənsi| — an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying

transient |ˈtrænʃnt| — one who stays for only a short time

transistor |trænˈzɪstər| — a semiconductor device capable of amplification

transit |ˈtrænzɪt| — a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

transition |trænˈzɪʃn| — the act of passing from one state or place to the next

transitional |trænˈzɪʃənl| — of or relating to or characterized by transition

transitive |ˈtrænsətɪv| — a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical

transitory |ˈtrænsətɔːri| — lasting a very short time

translatable |trænsˈleɪtəbəl| — capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy

translate |trænsˈleɪt| — restate (words) from one language into another language

translation |trænsˈleɪʃn| — a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

translator |trænsˈleɪtər| — a person who translates written messages from one language to another

transliterate |trænsˈlɪtəreɪt| — rewrite in a different script

transliteration |ˌtrænzlɪtəˈreɪʃən| — a transcription from one alphabet to another

translocate |trænsˈloʊkeɪt| — transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position

translucent |trænsˈluːsnt| — allowing light to pass through diffusely

transmigrate |trænsˈmaɪɡreɪt| — be born anew in another body after death

transmigration |ˌtrænzmaɪˈɡreɪʃən| — the passing of a soul into another body after death

transmissible |trænsˈmɪsəbəl| — (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

transmission |trænsˈmɪʃn| — the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted

transmit |trænsˈmɪt| — transfer to another

transmittable |trænzˈmɪtəbəl| — (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

transmittance |transˈmitns tranz-| — the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance

transmitted |trænˈsmɪtəd| — occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

transmitter |trænsˈmɪtər| — someone who transmits a message

transmitting |trænˈsmɪtɪŋ| — the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted

transmogrification |ˌtrænzmɒɡrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one)

transmogrify |ˌtrænzˈmɑːɡrɪfaɪ| — change completely the nature or appearance of

transmutation |ˌtrænzmjuːˈteɪʃn| — an act that changes the form or character or substance of something

transmute |trænzˈmjuːt| — change in outward structure or looks

transnational |ˌtrænzˈnæʃnəl| — involving or operating in several nations or nationalities

transoceanic |ˌtrænzˌoʊʃɪˈænɪk| — on or from the other side of an ocean

transom |ˈtrænsəm| — a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door

transonic |trænˈsɑːnɪk| — (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level

transparence |ˌtranˈsperəns| — permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation

transparency |trænsˈpærənsi| — permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation

transparent |trænsˈpærənt| — transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

transpiration |ˌtrænspɪˈreɪʃən| — the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature

transpire |trænˈspaɪər| — pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas

transplant |trænsˈplænt| — (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

transplantation |ˌtrænzplænˈteɪʃən| — an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

transport |ˈtrænspɔːrt| — something that serves as a means of transportation

transportable |trænˈspɔːrtəbl| — capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another

transportation |ˌtrænspɔːrˈteɪʃn| — a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

transporter |trænˈspɔːrtər| — a long truck for carrying motor vehicles

transpose |trænˈspoʊz| — a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix

transposition |ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃn| — any abnormal position of the organs of the body

transship |trænˈʃɪp| — transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another

transshipment |trænˈʃɪpmənt| — the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment

transudation  — a substance that transudes

transversal |transˈvərsəl| — extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

transverse |ˈtrænzvɜːrs| — extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

transversely |ˈtrænzvɝːsli| — in a transverse manner

trap |træp| — a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

trapeze |træˈpiːz| — a swing used by circus acrobats

trapezium |trəˈpiːziəm| — a quadrilateral with no parallel sides

trapped |ˈtræpt| — forced to turn and face attackers

trapper |ˈtræpər| — someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)

trapping |ˈtræpɪŋ| — stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

trappings |ˈtræpɪŋz| — (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel

trapshooting |ˈtræpˌʃuːtɪŋ| — the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird

trash |træʃ| — worthless material that is to be disposed of

trashy |ˈtræʃi| — cheap and inferior; of no value

trauma |ˈtraʊmə| — any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

traumatic |traʊˈmætɪk| — psychologically painful

traumatize |ˈtraʊmətaɪz| — inflict a trauma upon

travail |ˈtræveɪl| — concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

travel |ˈtrævl| — the act of going from one place to another

traveled |ˈtrævəld| — familiar with many parts of the world

traveler |ˈtrævələr| — a person who changes location

traveling |ˈtrævəlɪŋ| — the act of going from one place to another

travelled |ˈtrævld| — familiar with many parts of the world

traveller |ˈtrævələr| — a person who changes location

travelling |ˈtrævəlɪŋ| — the act of going from one place to another

travelogue |ˈtrævəlɔːɡ| — a film or illustrated lecture on traveling

traversal  — taking a zigzag path on skis

traverse |trəˈvɜːrs| — a horizontal beam that extends across something

travesty |ˈtrævəsti| — a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

trawl |trɔːl| — a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)

trawler |ˈtrɔːlər| — a fisherman who use a trawl net

tray |treɪ| — an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food

treacherous |ˈtretʃərəs| — dangerously unstable and unpredictable

treacherously |ˈtretʃərəsli| — in a disloyal and faithless manner

treachery |ˈtretʃəri| — betrayal of a trust

treacle |ˈtriːkl| — a pale cane syrup

treacly |ˈtriːkli| — overly sweet

tread |tred| — a step in walking or running

tread down |ˈtred ˈdaʊn| — walk on and flatten

treadle |ˈtredl| — a lever that is operated with the foot

treadmill |ˈtredmɪl| — an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place

treason |ˈtriːzn| — a crime that undermines the offender's government

treasonable |ˈtriːzənəbl| — having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor

treasonous |ˈtriːzənəs| — having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor

treasure |ˈtreʒər| — accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.

treasurer |ˈtreʒərər| — an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds

treasury |ˈtreʒəri| — the funds of a government or institution or individual

treat |triːt| — something considered choice to eat

treated |ˈtriːtəd| — subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent

treatise |ˈtriːtɪs| — a formal exposition

treatment |ˈtriːtmənt| — care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

treaty |ˈtriːti| — a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

treble |ˈtrebl| — the pitch range of the highest female voice

tree |triː| — a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

tree-frog |ˈtriːˈfrɔːɡ| — arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America

treeless |ˈtriːləs| — not wooded

treenail |ˈtriːˌneɪl| — a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast

treetop |ˈtriːtɑːp| — the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant

trefoil |ˈtrefɔɪl| — any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves

trek |trek| — a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)

trellis |ˈtrelɪs| — latticework used to support climbing plants

tremble |ˈtrembl| — a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

trembler |ˈtremb(ə)lər| — one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear

trembling |ˈtrembəlɪŋ| — a shaky motion

tremendous |trəˈmendəs| — extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree

tremendously |trəˈmendəsli| — extremely

tremor |ˈtremər| — an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

tremulous |ˈtremjələs| — (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear

trenail  — a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast

trench |trentʃ| — a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

trenchant |ˈtrentʃənt| — having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

trencher |ˈtrentʃər| — someone who digs trenches

trencherman |ˈtrentʃəmən| — a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

trend |trend| — a general direction in which something tends to move

trendy |ˈtrendi| — in accord with the latest fad

trepan |trɪˈpæn| — a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull

trephine |trɪˈfiːn| — a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull

trepidation |ˌtrepɪˈdeɪʃn| — a feeling of alarm or dread

trespass |ˈtrespəs| — a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages

trespasser |ˈtrespəsər| — someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

tress |tres| — a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

trestle |ˈtresl| — a supporting tower used to support a bridge

trestlework |ˈtreslwɜːk| — a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles; for a bridge or pier or scaffold e.g.

trews |truːz| — (used in the plural) tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan

trey |treɪ| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

triad |ˈtraɪæd| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

triage |triːˈɑːʒ| — sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food

trial |ˈtraɪəl| — the act of testing something

triangle |ˈtraɪæŋɡl| — a three-sided polygon

triangular |traɪˈæŋɡjələr| — having three angles; forming or shaped like a triangle

triangulate |traɪˈæŋɡjəˌleɪt| — divide into triangles or give a triangular form to

triangulation |traɪˌæŋɡjuˈleɪʃn| — a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation

tribal |ˈtraɪbl| — relating to or characteristic of a tribe

tribalism |ˈtraɪbəlɪzəm| — the state of living together in tribes

tribe |traɪb| — a social division of (usually preliterate) people

tribesman |ˈtraɪbzmən| — someone who lives in a tribe

tribulate  — oppress or trouble greatly

tribulation |ˌtrɪbjuˈleɪʃn| — an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

tribunal |traɪˈbjuːnl| — an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

tribune |ˈtrɪbjuːn| — (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests

tributary |ˈtrɪbjəteri| — a branch that flows into the main stream

tribute |ˈtrɪbjuːt| — something given or done as an expression of esteem

trice |traɪs| — a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

tricentenary |ˌtraɪsenˈtiːnəriː| — of or relating to or completing a period of 300 years

triceps |ˈtraɪseps| — any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)

trichina |trɪˈkaɪnə| — parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles

trichinosis |trɪkəˈnoʊsɪs| — infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted

trichotomy |trɪˈkɑːtəmiː| — being threefold; a classification into three parts or subclasses

trichromatic |ˌtraɪkroʊˈmætɪk| — having or involving three colors

trick |trɪk| — a cunning or deceitful action or device

trick out |ˈtrɪk ˈaʊt| — put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

trick up |ˈtrɪk ʌp| — put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

trickery |ˈtrɪkəri| — verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

trickle |ˈtrɪkl| — flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid

trickster |ˈtrɪkstər| — someone who plays practical jokes on others

tricksy |ˈtrɪksi| — marked by skill in deception

tricky |ˈtrɪki| — not to be trusted

triclinium |traɪˈklɪniːəm| — a dining room (especially a dining room containing a dining table with couches along three sides)

tricolor  — a flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)

tricolour |ˈtraɪkʌlər| — a flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)

tricot |ˈtriːkoʊ| — a knitted fabric or one resembling knitting

tricycle |ˈtraɪsɪkl| — a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals

trident |ˈtraɪdnt| — a spear with three prongs

tried |traɪd| — tested and proved useful or correct

triennial |traɪˈeniəl| — the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

trifle |ˈtraɪfl| — a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate

trifling |ˈtraɪflɪŋ| — the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

trifoliate |traɪˈfoʊliːət| — (of a leaf shape) having three leaflets

trig |ˈtrɪɡ| — the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions

trigger |ˈtrɪɡər| — lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

trigger-happy |ˈtrɪɡə hæpi| — irresponsible in the use of firearms

triglyceride |traɪˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd| — glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body

trigon |ˈtrʌɪɡɒn| — a three-sided polygon

trigonal |ˈtriɡənl| — having threefold symmetry

trigonometric |ˌtrɪɡəˈnɒmətri| — of or relating to or according to the principles of trigonometry

trigonometry |ˌtrɪɡəˈnɑːmətri| — the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions

trike |traɪk| — a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals

trilateral |ˌtraɪˈlætərəl| — a three-sided polygon

trilby |ˈtrɪlbi| — singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali

trilingual |ˈtraɪˈlɪŋɡwəl| — using or knowing three languages

trill |trɪl| — a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

trilling |ˈtrɪlɪŋ| — United States literary critic (1905-1975)

trillion |ˈtrɪljən| — a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

trilobate |traɪˈloʊbeɪt| — (of a leaf shape) divided into three lobes

trilobite |ˈtraɪləbaɪt| — an extinct arthropod that was abundant in Paleozoic times; had an exoskeleton divided into three parts

trilogy |ˈtrɪlədʒi| — a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme

trim |trɪm| — a state of arrangement or appearance

trim down |ˈtrɪm ˈdaʊn| — cut down on; make a reduction in

trimester |traɪˈmestər| — a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided

trimmer |ˈtrɪmər| — a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs

trimming |ˈtrɪmɪŋ| — the act of adding decoration

trimmings |ˈtrɪmɪŋz| — the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity)

trine |ˈtraɪn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Trinitarian |ˌtrɪnɪˈteriːən| — adherent of Trinitarianism

trinitrotoluene |ˌtraɪˌnaɪtroʊˈtɒljʊiːn| — explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene

trinity |ˈtrɪnəti| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

trinket |ˈtrɪŋkɪt| — cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

trio |ˈtriːoʊ| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

trip |trɪp| — a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

tripartite |traɪˈpɑːrtaɪt| — involving three parties or elements

tripe |traɪp| — lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food

triple |ˈtrɪpl| — a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base

triplet |ˈtrɪplət| — the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

triplex |ˈtrɪpleks| — having three units or components or elements

triplicate |ˈtrɪplɪkət| — one of three copies; any of three things that correspond to one another exactly

tripod |ˈtraɪpɑːd| — a three-legged rack used for support

tripos |ˈtraɪpɒs| — final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University

tripper |ˈtrɪpər| — (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations

tripping |ˈtrɪpɪŋ| — characterized by a buoyant rhythm

trippingly |ˈtrɪpɪŋli| — moving with quick light steps

triptych |ˈtrɪptɪk| — art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)

trireme |ˈtraɪriːm| — ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side

trisect |traɪˈsekt| — cut in three

trisyllable |traɪˈsɪləbl| — a word having three syllables

trite |traɪt| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

triteness |ˈtraɪtnəs| — unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed

tritium |ˈtrɪtiəm| — a radioactive isotope of hydrogen; atoms of tritium have three times the mass of ordinary hydrogen atoms

Triton |ˈtraɪtən| — (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon

triumph |ˈtraɪʌmf| — a successful ending of a struggle or contest

triumphal |traɪˈʌmfl| — joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

triumphant |traɪˈʌmfənt| — joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

triumvir |traɪˈʌmvər| — one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome

triumvirate |traɪˈʌmvərət| — a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

triune |ˈtraɪjuːn| — being three in one; used especially of the Christian Trinity

trivet |ˈtrɪvɪt| — a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth

trivia |ˈtrɪviə| — something of small importance

trivial |ˈtrɪviəl| — (informal) small and of little importance

triviality |ˌtrɪviˈæləti| — the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous

trivialize |ˈtrɪviəlaɪz| — make trivial or insignificant

trochaic |troʊˈkeɪɪk| — of or consisting of trochees

troche |ˈtrɑːtʃ| — a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat

trochee |ˈtroʊkiː| — a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables

troglodyte |ˈtrɑːɡlədaɪt| — one who lives in solitude

troika |ˈtrɔɪkə| — a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast

Trojan |ˈtroʊdʒən| — a native of ancient Troy

troll |troʊl| — (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains

trolley |ˈtrɑːli| — a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity

trollop |ˈtrɑːləp| — a dirty untidy woman

trombone |trɑːmˈboʊn| — a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

troop |truːp| — a group of soldiers

trooper |ˈtruːpər| — a soldier in a motorized army unit

troops |ˈtruːps| — soldiers collectively

troopship |ˈtruːpʃɪp| — ship for transporting troops

trope |troʊp| — language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

trophic |ˈtroʊfɪk| — of or relating to nutrition

trophy |ˈtroʊfi| — an award for success in war or hunting

tropic |ˈtrɑːpɪk| — either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics

tropical |ˈtrɑːpɪkl| — relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)

tropics |ˈtrɑːpɪks| — the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate

troposphere |ˈtrɑːpəˌsfiːər| — the lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude)

trot |trɑːt| — a slow pace of running

trot out |ˈtrɑːt ˈaʊt| — bring out and show for inspection and admiration

troth |trɑːθ| — a mutual promise to marry

trotter |ˈtrɑːtər| — foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food

troubadour |ˈtruːbədɔːr| — a singer of folk songs

trouble |ˈtrʌbl| — a source of difficulty

trouble-free |friː| — without problems or difficulties

troubled |ˈtrʌbld| — characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

troublemaker |ˈtrʌblmeɪkər| — someone who deliberately stirs up trouble

troubleshoot |ˈtrʌblʃuːt| — solve problems

troubleshooter |ˈtrʌbəlˌʃuːtər| — a worker whose job is to locate and fix sources of trouble (especially in mechanical devices)

troublesome |ˈtrʌblsəm| — causing difficulty or annoyance

troubling |ˈtrʌbəlɪŋ| — causing distress or worry or anxiety

troublous |ˈtrəbləs| — full of trouble

trough |trɔːf| — a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)

trounce |traʊns| — beat severely with a whip or rod

troupe |truːp| — organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

trouper |ˈtruːpər| — a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working

trousered |ˈtraʊzəd| — dressed in trousers

trousering |ˈtraʊzərɪŋ| — any fabric used to make trousers

trousers |ˈtraʊzərz| — (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

trousseau |ˈtruːsoʊ| — the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens

trout |traʊt| — flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes

trove |troʊv| — treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)

trowel |ˈtraʊəl| — a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials

troy |trɔɪ| — a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains

truancy |ˈtruːənsi| — failure to attend (especially school)

truant |ˈtruːənt| — one who is absent from school without permission

truce |truːs| — a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

truck |trʌk| — an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

truckage |ˈtrʌkɪdʒ| — a fee charged for transporting goods by truckage

trucker |ˈtrʌkər| — someone who drives a truck as an occupation

trucking |ˈtrəkɪŋ| — the activity of transporting goods by truck

truckle |ˈtrəkəl| — a low bed to be slid under a higher bed

truckler |ˈtrʌklə| — someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect

truculence |ˈtrʌkjʊləns| — obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness

truculent |ˈtrʌkjələnt| — defiantly aggressive

trudge |trʌdʒ| — a long difficult walk

true |truː| — proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

true-blue |truː ˈbluː| — marked by unswerving loyalty

truelove |ˈtruːˌləv| — a person loved by another person

trueness  — conformity to reality or actuality

truffle |ˈtrʌfl| — any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe

truism |ˈtruːɪzəm| — an obvious truth

truly |ˈtruːli| — in accordance with truth or fact or reality

trump |trʌmp| — a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps

trump up |ˈtrəmp ʌp| — invent

trumpery |ˈtrʌmpəri| — nonsensical talk or writing

trumpet |ˈtrʌmpɪt| — a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

trumpeter |ˈtrʌmpɪtər| — a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet

truncate |ˈtrʌŋkeɪt| — replace a corner by a plane

truncated |ˈtrəŋˌketəd| — cut short in duration

truncheon |ˈtrʌntʃən| — a short stout club used primarily by policemen

trundle |ˈtrʌndl| — a low bed to be slid under a higher bed

trunk |trʌŋk| — the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

trunnel  — a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast

truss |trʌs| — (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure

trust |trʌst| — something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

trusted |ˈtrʌstɪd| — (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence

trustee |trʌˈstiː| — a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit

trusteeship |ˌtrəˈstiːˌʃɪp| — a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations

trustful |ˈtrəs(t)fəl| — inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust

trustfully |ˈtrʌstfəli| — with trust; in a trusting manner

trustfulness  — the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

trustiness |ˈtrʌstɪnɪs| — the trait of deserving trust and confidence

trusting |ˈtrʌstɪŋ| — inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust

trustingly |ˈtrʌstɪŋli| — with trust; in a trusting manner

trustworthiness |ˈtrʌˌstwərðinəs| — the trait of deserving trust and confidence

trustworthy |ˈtrʌstwɜːrði| — taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations

trusty |ˈtrʌsti| — a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges

truth |truːθ| — a fact that has been verified

truthful |ˈtruːθfl| — conforming to truth

truthfully |ˈtruːθfəli| — with truth

truthfulness |ˈtruːθflnəs| — the quality of being truthful

try |traɪ| — earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

try on |ˈtraɪ ɑːn| — put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

try-on |ˈtraɪɑːn| — putting clothes on to see whether they fit

trying |ˈtraɪɪŋ| — hard to endure

tryst |trɪst| — a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex