from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the examinations for the B.A. degree with honors at Cambridge University in England.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A three-legged structure; a tripod.
- n. Any of the final examinations for a BA honours degree at Cambridge University.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tripod.
- n. A university examination of questionists, for honors; also, a tripos paper; one who prepares a tripos paper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tripod.
- n. In Cambridge University, England, the list of the successful candidates for honors in the departments specified in the quotation; also, the honor examination itself in any of these departments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University
Candidates for honours have to pass in certain additional subjects in their "little go", being then exempt from further examination until the final, or "tripos" -- a word sometimes derived from the three-legged stool on which candidates formerly sat, but now referring to the three classes into which successful candidates are divided.
Oxygen is indispensable for the life of the tissues, and its supply is dependent upon the integrity of the three organs mentioned, which have been called the tripos of life.
And Daniel in particular went on to use it as a home from home whento his surprise, I think, and certainly to ourshe eventually settled in Israel after his graduation, with a double first, in his tripos course of archaeology, anthropology and social and political science, from Cambridge.
Thales sent the golden tripos, which the fishermen found, and the oracle commanded to be  given to the wisest, to Bias,
He got a 'double first' anyone who's survived the Cambridge music tripos will know that that takes a lot of doing, then headed for postgraduate studies at Princeton; last time I heard of him, several years ago, he was freelancing as a violinist in New York.
At Cambridge he had done very well, in the early days of the tripos, and was chosen fellow and tutor of Gonville and
The knife and the cane, menacing each other, were like tripos and short sword in a gladiatorial combat.
Moreover, I rejoice that next year is just the season for the triennial examinations, and you should start for the capital with all despatch; and in the tripos next spring, you will, by carrying the prize, be able to do justice to the proficiency you can boast of.
Cambridge University, England, one who has attained the first class in the elementary division of the public examination for honors in pure and mixed mathematics, commonly called the mathematical tripos, those who compose the second rank of honors being designated senior optimes, and those of the third order junior optimes.
The student taking absolutely the first place in the mathematical tripos used to be called senior wrangler, those following next in the same division being respectively termed second, third, fourth, etc., wranglers.