American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A going from one place to another; a journey.
- n. A stumble or fall.
- n. A maneuver causing someone to stumble or fall.
- n. A mistake.
- n. Slang A hallucinatory experience induced by a psychedelic drug: an acid trip.
- n. Slang An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience: a power trip.
- n. Slang A usually temporary but absorbing interest or preoccupation: He's on another health food trip.
- n. Slang A certain way of life or situation: "deny that his reclusiveness is some sort of deliberate star trip” ( Patricia Bosworth).
- n. A light or nimble tread.
- n. A device, such as a pawl, for triggering a mechanism.
- n. The action of such a device.
- v. To stumble.
- v. To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
- v. To be released, as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
- v. To make a trip.
- v. To make a mistake: tripped up on the last question.
- v. Slang To have a drug-induced hallucination.
- v. To cause to stumble or fall.
- v. To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
- v. To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
- v. Nautical To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
- v. Nautical To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
- v. Nautical To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
- idiom. trip the light fantastic To dance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The set of mine cars run into or out of the mine as a unit or train.
- To run or step lightly; skip, dance, or walk nimbly along; move with a quick, light tread.
- To make a brisk movement with the feet; prance.
- To take a voyage or journey; make a jaunt or excursion.
- To stumble; strike the foot against something so as to lose the step and come near falling; make a false step; lose the footing.
- Hence Figuratively, to make a false movement; err; go wrong; be guilty of an inconsistency or an inaccuracy.
- To rush by: said of deer.
- Synonyms Hop, Leap, etc. See skip.
- To perform with a light or tripping step, as a dance.
- To cause to stumble or fall, make a false step, or lose the footing by catching or entangling the feet or suddenly checking their free action: often followed by up.
- To cause to stumble by placing an obstruction in the way; hence, to give a wrong turn to, or cause to halt or stumble, by presenting a mental or moral stumbling-block.
- To catch in a fault, offense, or error; detect in a misstep or blunder.
- Nautical: To loose, as an anchor from the bottom by means of its cable or buoy-rope.
- To turn, as a yard, from a horizontal to a vertical position.
- Theat., to double in the center: said of a drop so situated that there is not room enough to hoist it out of sight.
- In mech.: To strike against, as a moving part against an obstruction.
- To release suddenly, as the clutch of the windlass of a pile-driver, or the valve-closing mechanism in the trip-gear of a steam-engine, etc.
- n. A light, short step; a lively movement of the feet.
- n. A journey or voyage; an excursion; a jaunt; specifically, in transportation, the performance of service one way over a route, the performance of service both ways being a round trip.
- n. A sudden seizure or catch, as that by which a wrestler throws his antagonist.
- n. A stumble by the loss of foothold or a striking of the foot against an object.
- n. In machinery, a hitting of a moving part against some obstruction to its free movement.
- n. A failure; an error; a blunder.
- n. In the fisheries, the catch, take, or fare of fish caught during a voyage; the proceeds of a trip in fish.
- n. Nautical, a single board or tack in plying to windward.
- n. In coursing, an unsuccessful effort of the dogs to kill.
- n. A small arch over a drain.
- n. Synonyms Tour, Travel, etc. See journey.
- n. A number of animals (rarely of persons) together; a flock.
- n. Race; family.
- n. A piece (?).
- n. Three pence sterling.
- n. A journey.
- n. A stumble or misstep.
- n. A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
- n. A faux pas, a social error.
- n. Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
- n. engineering A mechanical or electrical cutout device
- v. intransitive To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.
- v. transitive, sometimes followed by "up" To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.
- v. transitive To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.
- v. intransitive To be activated, as by a signal or an event.
- v. intransitive To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
- v. To journey, to make a trip.
- adj. poker slang Of or relating to trips.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by
it. See It, 5.
- v. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion.
- v. To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.
- v. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail.
- v. To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; -- often followed by
- v. To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
- v. rare To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called
- v. To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
- v. To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
- v. (Mach.) To release, let fall, or set free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent; to activate by moving a release mechanism, often unintentionally.
- n. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
- n. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
- n. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
- n. obsolete A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
- n. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
- n. (Naut.) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
- n. Prov. Eng. & Scott. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
- n. obsolete A troop of men; a host.
- n. (Zoöl.) A flock of widgeons.
- n. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
- n. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
- n. a light or nimble tread
- v. miss a step and fall or nearly fall
- v. get high, stoned, or drugged
- n. an exciting or stimulating experience
- n. a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
- v. put in motion or move to act
- v. make a trip for pleasure
- n. a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
- v. cause to stumble
- n. a catch mechanism that acts as a switch
- From Old French tripper (noun is from the verb), from a Frankish source: compare Middle Dutch trippen, Middle Low German trippen (Danish trippe), Frisian tripje. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, act of tripping, from trippen, to trip, from Old French tripper, to stamp the foot, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Visualizing GPS Tracks for Trips with GE Plugin - Last week I noticed an interesting application of the Google Earth plugin for playing back a GPS track with photos on a travel site called @trip (www. a-trip.com). @trip, like many GPS track travel sites, lets you upload your GPS track and photos.”
“More, you can easily share your outdoor sports and trip playback with complete tracks and geotagged photos on @trip, Google Maps, Google Earth, Picasa and Flickr.”
“Katherine Tyler's cross-country train trip is unexpectedly derailed when she is kidnapped by an unscrupulous band of outlaws.”
“One runner whose progeny suggests she will be well suited by today's step up in trip is Chasse Coeur, who is likely to be well supported in the seller at Warwick.”
“Well known guidebook writer and Mexican folkart expert, Francis Toor, described it thus: The Colima_Manzanillo Train trip is through beautiful agricultural and mountainous country with rivers, small lakes, canyons and volcanoes.”
“The copper canyon train trip is probably the most worthwhile tourist thing in the area.”
“What should concern us about the Khrushchev-Bulganin trip is not that they cavorted like clumsy elephants - in our judgment - but that they saw and were seen by millions.”
“I think the trip is about 700 pesos with discount.”
“We will relate this adventure here if the trip is as pleasant as we expect it to be.”
“I make involuntary horrified noises - one twenty-year habit I have no intention of breaking on this trip is my vegetarianism - and am duly presented with something that resembles a Caesar Salad not a jot.”
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