(Tri*lo"bate) a. [Pref. tri- + lobate.] Having three lobes.
(Tri`lo*ba"tion) n. The state of being trilobate.
(Tri"lobed) a. [Pref. tri- + lobe.] Same as Trilobate.
(||Tri`lo*bi"ta) n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of arthropods comprising the trilobites.
(Tri"lo*bite) n. [Cf. F. trilobite. See Trilobate.] (Paleon.) Any one of numerous species of
extinct arthropods belonging to the order Trilobita. Trilobites were very common in the Silurian and
Devonian periods, but became extinct at the close of the Paleozoic. So named from the three lobes
usually seen on each segment.
(Tri`lo*bit"ic) a. Of, pertaining to or containing, trilobites; as, trilobitic rocks.
(Tri*loc"u*lar) a. [Pref. tri- + locular: cf. F. triloculaire.] Having three cells or cavities; as, a
trilocular capsule; a trilocular heart.
(Tril"o*gy) n. [Gr. trilogi`a; pref. tri- (see Tri-) + lo`gos speech, discourse: cf. F. trilogie.] A
series of three dramas which, although each of them is in one sense complete, have a close mutual
relation, and form one historical and poetical picture. Shakespeare's " Henry VI." is an example.
On the Greek stage, a drama, or acted story, consisted in reality of three dramas, called together a trilogy,
and performed consecutively in the course of one day.Coleridge.
(Tri*lu"mi*nar Tri*lu"mi*nous) a. [Pref. tri- + L. lumen, luminis, light.] Having three lights
(Trim) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trimmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trimming.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian,
trymman, to prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of uncertain origin.]
1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
The hermit trimmed his little fire.Goldsmith.
2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.
A rotten building newly trimmed over.Milton.
I was trimmed in Julia's gown.Shak.
3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a
tree. " And trimmed the cheerful lamp." Byron.
4. (Carp.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
5. (Naut.) (a) 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. (b) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.
6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. [Colloq.]
To trim in (Carp.), to fit, as a piece of timber, into other work. To trim up, to dress; to put in order.
I found her trimming up the diademShak.
On her dead mistress.
(Trim) v. i. To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.