5 letter word starting with tri

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
triad noun A union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary; a trinity; as, a triad of deities., A chord of three notes., The common chord, consisting of a tone with its third and fifth, with or without the octave., An element or radical whose valence is three.
trial noun The act of trying or testing in any manner., Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected., The act of testing by experience; proof; test., Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc., The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men., That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child’s conduct was a sore trial., The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.
trias noun The formation situated between the Permian and Lias, and so named by the Germans, because consisting of three series of strata, which are called in German the Bunter sandstein, Muschelkalk, and Keuper.
tribe noun A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob., A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals., A nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe., A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes., A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns., To distribute into tribes or classes.
trica noun An apothecium in certain lichens, having a spherical surface marked with spiral or concentric ridges and furrows.
trice verb t. To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away., To haul and tie up by means of a rope., A very short time; an instant; a moment; — now used only in the phrase in a trice.
trick adjective An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade., A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear’s tricks; a juggler’s tricks., Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys., A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning., A knot, braid, or plait of hair., The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players., A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, — usually two hours., A toy; a trifle; a plaything., To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse., To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; — often followed by up, off, or out., To draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry.
tride adjective Short and ready; fleet; as, a tride pace; — a term used by sportsmen.
tried imp. & p. p. of Try., Proved; tested; faithful; trustworthy; as, a tried friend., of Try
trier noun One who tries; one who makes experiments; one who examines anything by a test or standard., One who tries judicially., A person appointed according to law to try challenges of jurors; a trior., That which tries or approves; a test.
trill verb i. To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle., To turn round; to twirl., To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note., To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver., A sound, of consonantal character, made with a rapid succession of partial or entire intermissions, by the vibration of some one part of the organs in the mouth — tongue, uvula, epiglottis, or lip — against another part; as, the r is a trill in most languages., The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the tongue. d, A shake or quaver of the voice in singing, or of the sound of an instrument, produced by the rapid alternation of two contiguous tones of the scale; as, to give a trill on the high C. See Shake.
trine adjective Threefold; triple; as, trine dimensions, or length, breadth, and thickness., The aspect of planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or one third of the zodiac; trigon., A triad; trinity., To put in the aspect of a trine.
trink noun A kind of fishing net.
trior noun Same as Trier, 2 and 3.
tripe noun The large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food., The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; — generally used in the plural.
trist verb t. & i. To trust., Trust., A post, or station, in hunting., A secret meeting, or the place of such meeting; a tryst. See Tryst., Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.
trite adjective Worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a trite subject.