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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Triple, threefold.
  • adj. Denoting the aspect of two celestial bodies which are 120° apart.
  • n. A group of three things.
  • n. An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart.
  • v. To put in the aspect of a trine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Threefold; triple.
  • n. The aspect of planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or one third of the zodiac; trigon.
  • n. A triad; trinity.
  • transitive v. To put in the aspect of a trine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To step; go; proceed.
  • To follow; pursue, as a path or course.
  • 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.
  • n. A set or group of three; a trio; a triad.
  • n. Specifically, the Trinity.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In heraldry, a group of three, especially three animals, used as a bearing.
  • To put or join in the aspect of trine.
  • To hang: in allusion to the triple tree—that is, the gallows.

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

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trīnus, sing. of trīnī, three each.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French trin, from Latin trīnus. (Wiktionary)

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