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

  • noun Slang One who is undergoing a hallucinatory experience induced by a psychedelic drug.
  • noun A tripping or triggering device on a mechanism.
  • noun Chiefly British One who is taking a short pleasure trip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A machine used to trip or unload a belt-conveyer.
  • noun One who trips or moves nimbly; also, one who stumbles, or who causes another to do so.
  • noun An excursionist; a tourist.
  • noun A street-railroad conductor or driver who is paid according to the number of trips which he makes, or who is employed to make special trips, as in the place of others who are laid off for any cause.
  • noun In mach., a part which causes another part to be suddenly released, or to trip.

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

  • noun One who trips or supplants; also, one who walks or trips nimbly; a dancer.
  • noun An excursionist.

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

  • noun Agent noun of trip; one who trips.
  • noun A person experiencing a hallucinogenic trip
  • noun UK A tourist

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

  • noun (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations
  • noun a catch mechanism that acts as a switch
  • noun a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
  • noun a tourist who is visiting sights of interest


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