2. A triad; trinity. [R.]
A single trine of brazen tortoises.Mrs. Browning.
Eternal One, Almighty Trine!Keble.
(Trine), v. t. To put in the aspect of a trine. [R.]
By fortune he [Saturn] was now to Venus trined.Dryden.
(Tri*nerv"ate) a. [NL. trinervatus; pref. tri- + L. nervus nerve.] (Bot.) Having three ribs or
nerves extending unbranched from the base to the apex; said of a leaf. Gray.
(Tri"nerve` Tri"nerved`) a. [Pref. tri- + nerve.] (Bot.) Same as Trinervate.
(||Trin"ga) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A genus of limicoline birds including many species of sandpipers. See
Dunlin, Knot, and Sandpiper.
(Trin"gle) n. [F. tringle.] A curtain rod for a bedstead.
(Trin"goid) a. [Tringa + - oid.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to Tringa, or the Sandpiper family.
(Trin`i*ta"ri*an) a. [Cf. F. trinitaire. See Trinity.] Of or pertaining to the Trinity, the doctrine
of the Trinity, or believers in that doctrine.
1. One who believes in the doctrine of the Trinity.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a monastic order founded in Rome in 1198 by St. John of Matha, and an old
French hermit, Felix of Valois, for the purpose of redeeming Christian captives from the Mohammedans.
(Trin`i*ta"ri*an*ism) n. The doctrine of the Trinity; the doctrine that there are three distinct
persons in the Godhead.
(Tri*ni`tro*cel"lu*lose") n. Gun cotton; so called because regarded as containing
three nitro groups.
(Tri*ni`tro*phe"nol) n. (Chem.) Picric acid.
(Trin"i*ty) n. [OE. trinitee, F. trinité, L. trinitas, fr. trini three each. See Trinal.]
1. (Christian Theol.) The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead,
so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.
2. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.
3. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.
Trinity House, an institution in London for promoting commerce and navigation, by licensing pilots,
ordering and erecting beacons, and the like. Trinity Sunday, the Sunday next after Whitsunday;
so called from the feast held on that day in honor of the Holy Trinity. Trinity term. (Law) See the
Note under Term, n., 5.
(Trin`i*u"ni*ty) n. [See Trinity, and Unity.] Triunity; trinity. [Obs.]
As for terms of trinity, triniunity, . . . and the like, they reject them as scholastic notions.Milton.