1. To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.
2. To tread in contempt; with on or upon.
Diogenes trampled on Plato's pride with greater of his own.Gov. of Tongue.
(Tram"ple), n. The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling. Milton.
The huddling trample of a drove of sheep.Lowell.
(Tram"pler) n. One who tramples; one who treads down; as, a trampler on nature's law. Cowper.
(Tram*poose") v. i. [See Tramp, Trample, and Traipse.] To walk with labor, or heavily; to
tramp. [Law, U. S.] Bartlett.
(Tram"road`) n. [Tram a coal wagon + road.] A road prepared for easy transit of trams or
wagons, by forming the wheel tracks of smooth beams of wood, blocks of stone, or plates of iron.
1. Same as Tramroad.
2. A railway laid in the streets of a town or city, on which cars for passengers or for freight are drawn by
horses; a horse railroad.
(Tra*na"tion) n. [L. tranare, transnare, to swim over; trans across, over + nare to swim.]
The act of swimming over. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Trance) n. [F. transe fright, in OF. also, trance or swoon, fr. transir to chill, benumb, to be
chilled, to shiver, OF. also, to die, L. transire to pass over, go over, pass away, cease; trans across, over
+ ire to go; cf. L. transitus a passing over. See Issue, and cf. Transit.]
1. A tedious journey. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
2. A state in which the soul seems to have passed out of the body into another state of being, or to be
rapt into visions; an ecstasy.
And he became very hungry, and would have eaten; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance.Acts. x. 10.
My soul was ravished quite as in a trance.Spenser.
3. (Med.) A condition, often simulating death, in which there is a total suspension of the power of voluntary
movement, with abolition of all evidences of mental activity and the reduction to a minimum of all the
vital functions so that the patient lies still and apparently unconscious of surrounding objects, while the
pulsation of the heart and the breathing, although still present, are almost or altogether imperceptible.
He fell down in a trance.Chaucer.
(Trance), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tranced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trancing ]
1. To entrance.
And three I left him tranced.Shak.