4 letter word starting with tr

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trad imp. of Tread.
tram noun A four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore., The shaft of a cart., One of the rails of a tramway., A car on a horse railroad., A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.
trap verb t. To dress with ornaments; to adorn; — said especially of horses., An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock., Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike., A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes., Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares., A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at., The game of trapball., A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids., A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet., A wagon, or other vehicle., A kind of movable stepladder., To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes., Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap., To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5., To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
tray verb t. To betray; to deceive., A small trough or wooden vessel, sometimes scooped out of a block of wood, for various domestic uses, as in making bread, chopping meat, etc., A flat, broad vessel on which dishes, glasses, etc., are carried; a waiter; a salver., A shallow box, generally without a top, often used within a chest, trunk, box, etc., as a removable receptacle for small or light articles.
trod imp. of Tread, of Tread, imp. & p. p. of Tread.
tree noun Any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk., Something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree., A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; — used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like., A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree., Wood; timber., A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead., To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel., To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3.
tren noun A fish spear.
tret 3d pers. sing. pres. of Tread, for treadeth., An allowance to purchasers, for waste or refuse matter, of four pounds on every 104 pounds of suttle weight, or weight after the tare deducted.
trew adjective Alt. of Trewe
trey noun Three, at cards, dice, or dominoes; a card, die, or domino of three spots or pips.
tri- A prefix meaning three, thrice, threefold; as in tricolored, tridentate., A prefix (also used adjectively) denoting three proportional or combining part, or the third degree of that to the name of which it is prefixed; as in trisulphide, trioxide, trichloride.
trig verb t. To fill; to stuff; to cram., Full; also, trim; neat., To stop, as a wheel, by placing something under it; to scotch; to skid., A stone, block of wood, or anything else, placed under a wheel or barrel to prevent motion; a scotch; a skid.
trim verb t. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust., To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat., To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree., To dress, as timber; to make smooth., To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat., To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails., To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat., To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each., Dress; gear; ornaments., Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim., The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing., The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points., Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.
trio noun Three, considered collectively; three in company or acting together; a set of three; three united., A composition for three parts or three instruments., The secondary, or episodical, movement of a minuet or scherzo, as in a sonata or symphony, or of a march, or of various dance forms; — not limited to three parts or instruments.
trip noun i. 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., To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe., To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one’s balance; hence, to make a false; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble., Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail., 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 up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling., Fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail., To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict., To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free., To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it., To release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent., A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip., A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt., A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake., A small piece; a morsel; a bit., A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing., A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward., A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc., A troop of men; a host., A flock of widgeons.
tron noun See 3d Trone, 2.
trot verb i. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n., Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry., To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering., The pace of a horse or other quadruped, more rapid than a walk, but of various degrees of swiftness, in which one fore foot and the hind foot of the opposite side are lifted at the same time., Fig.: A jogging pace, as of a person hurrying., One who trots; a child; a woman.
trow noun A boat with an open well amidships. It is used in spearing fish., To believe; to trust; to think or suppose.
troy noun Troy weight.
trub noun A truffle.
true noun Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts., Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original., Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge., Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian., In accordance with truth; truly.
trug noun A trough, or tray., A hod for mortar., An old measure of wheat equal to two thirds of a bushel., A concubine; a harlot.