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.Chaucer.
To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed.Spenser.
There she found her palfrey trappedTennyson.
In purple blazoned with armorial gold.
Trap tufa, Trap tuff, a kind of fragmental rock made up of fragments and earthy materials from trap
(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), a. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.