Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Travis, William Barret 1809-1836. American military leader who commanded the Texans who died in the defense of the Alamo (1836).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as trevis.

Etymologies

Variant of Travers, an occupational surname for a toll collector. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kwane “Bone” Brown was a name Travis could go the rest of his life without hearing again.

    Hidden Secrets, Hidden Lives

  • I mention the name Travis Moore and people start runnin’ to help.

    Hidden Secrets, Hidden Lives

  • In a flicker of fantasy I saw the name Travis LaFrance emblazoned on another book jacket, topping the critics’ top-ten lists, headlining the program for the White House reception.

    The Making of Toro

  • This was his 15th felony conviction (not counting two in Travis County.)

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Christopher K. Travis is a writer and the publisher of the humor and commentary regional quarterly, the Round Top Register, which was called the “Prairie Home Companion of the Lone Star State” by the New York Times.

    Galactic Gentle | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Travis is working to help me nationalize my pickup.

    2009

  • Travis is 50 miles long, but narrower than Chapala, back in the 50's it was down over 50 'and rains from a Gulf hurricane brought the lake up 50' in 24 hours. stevebrtx

    Page 2

  • To add further complications, Travis is attracted to Sassy, a very attractive, yet troubled girl who often helps out at the stable.

    Members

  • An experiment by Dr. David Travis from the University of Wisconsin on airplane vapor trails provides a foretaste.

    Amarnath Amarasingam: What Is Global Dimming?

  • I love Mia, but if she MUST leave I think Travis is the most worthy replacement.

    Mia Michaels to leave 'SYTYCD'? Relax. Everything will be okay. | EW.com

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