Transverse axis(of an ellipse or hyperbola) (Geom.), that axis which passes through the foci. Transverse partition(Bot.), a partition, as of a pericarp, at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of mustard.

(Trans"verse) n.

1. Anything that is transverse or athwart.

2. (Geom.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.

(Trans*verse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transversed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Transversing.] To overturn; to change. [R.] C. Leslie.

(Trans*verse"), v. t. [Pref. trans- + verse, n. Cf.Transpose.] To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose. [Obs.] Duke of Buckingham.

(Trans*verse"ly), adv. In a transverse manner.

(Trans*ver"sion) n. The act of changing from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

(Trans*vert") v. t. [L. transvertere. See Transverse, a.] To cause to turn across; to transverse. [Obs.] Craft of Lovers

(Trans*vert"i*ble) a. Capable of being transverted. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Trans`vo*la"tion) n. [L. transvolare to fly over or across; trans across + volare to fly.] The act of flying beyond or across. Jer. Taylor.

(Trant) v. i. [Cf. OD. tranten to walk slowly, LG. & D. trant walk, pace.] To traffic in an itinerary manner; to peddle. [Written also traunt.] [Obs.]

(Trant"er) n. One who trants; a peddler; a carrier. [Written also traunter.] [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

(Trap) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trapping.] [Akin to OE. trappe trappings, and perhaps from an Old French word of the same origin as E. drab a kind of cloth.] To dress with ornaments; to adorn; — said especially of horses.

Steeds . . . that trapped were in steel all glittering.

To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed.

There she found her palfrey trapped
In purple blazoned with armorial gold.

(Trap), n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe, G. treppe, D. trap; — so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See Tramp.] (Geol.) 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.

Trap tufa, Trap tuff, a kind of fragmental rock made up of fragments and earthy materials from trap rocks.

(Trap), a. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

Transverse to Traveled

(Trans*verse") a. [L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. transverse. See Verse, and cf. Traverse.] Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; — often opposed to longitudinal.

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