Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Threefold; triple.
  • adjective Of or relating to an astrologically favorable positioning of two celestial bodies 120° apart.
  • adjective In astrology, situated 120° apart.
  • noun A group of three.
  • noun In astrology, the aspect of two planets when 120° apart.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To step; go; proceed.
  • To follow; pursue, as a path or course.
  • To put or join in the aspect of trine.
  • To hang: in allusion to the triple tree—that is, the gallows.
  • To touch; handle; feel of.
  • Threefold; triple: as, trine dimension (that is, length, breadth, and thickness).
  • In astrology, pertaining to a trine; being in trine.
  • noun A set or group of three; a trio; a triad.
  • noun Specifically, the Trinity.
  • noun In astrology, the aspect of two planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or the third part of the zodiac. The trine was supposed to be a benign aspect.
  • noun In heraldry, a group of three, especially three animals, used as a bearing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To put in the aspect of a trine.
  • noun (Astrol.) The aspect of planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or one third of the zodiac; trigon.
  • noun rare A triad; trinity.
  • adjective Threefold; triple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Triple, threefold.
  • adjective astrology Denoting the aspect of two celestial bodies which are 120° apart.
  • noun A group of three things.
  • noun An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart.
  • verb transitive, astrology To put in the aspect of a trine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trīnus, sing. of trīnī, three each; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French trin, from Latin trīnus.

Examples

  • If you want to go further, you can look at the days when the moon makes the easy energetic connection known as the trine to your sun, where you can expect to have things a little easier or the friendly energetic connection known as the sextile.

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  • If you want to go further, you can look at the days when the moon makes the easy energetic connection known as the trine to your sun, where you can expect to have things a little easier or the friendly energetic connection known as the sextile.

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  • First, in every thing of which anything can be predicated there is the trine which is called end, cause, and effect, and these three are related to one another according to degrees of height.

    Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom

  • From the moment that grand trine appeared in the sky—an equilateral triangle like the great pyramids—it was our turn to clean house.

    Surrender the Dark

  • From the moment that grand trine appeared in the sky—an equilateral triangle like the great pyramids—it was our turn to clean house.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Saturn, 7 Virgo, retrograde: Saturn, who, on this day of January 26, 2008, has domination over Pluto, is applying the favorable aspect of trine to Pluto (and Jupiter!).

    January 26, 2008

  • Ai jus trine tew maik a funnee pun dere…nawt bean a hater er trollie

    The Bishop of Hamster… - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • U trine tew gib peeps a eerwurm er sunmfing? meow meow meow meow

    Haf id yore wai! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The chosen dates have the distinction of allegedly marking a planetary alignment with the Sun, Moon and six out of eight planets being "part of the grand trine" whatever that means.

    Norman Horowitz: The Harmonic Convergence and WikiLeaks

  • The chosen dates have the distinction of allegedly marking a planetary alignment with the Sun, Moon and six out of eight planets being "part of the grand trine" whatever that means.

    Norman Horowitz: The Harmonic Convergence and WikiLeaks

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