Trugging-house to Trunnion
(Trug"ging-house`) n. [See Trug, n., 2.] A brothel. [Obs.] Robert Greene.
(Tru"ism) n. [From True.] An undoubted or self-evident truth; a statement which is pliantly true; a
proposition needing no proof or argument; opposed to falsism.
Trifling truisms clothed in great, swelling words.J. P. Smith.
(Tru`is*mat"ic) a. Of or pertaining to truisms; consisting of truisms. [R.]
(Trull) n. [G. trolle, trulle; cf. OD. drol a jester, Dan. trold an elf, imp, Sw. troll a goblin, Icel.
troll, tröll, a giant, fiend, demon. Cf. Droll, Troll.]
1. A drab; a strumpet; a harlot; a trollop. Shak.
2. A girl; a wench; a lass. [Obs.]
(Trul`li*za"tion) n. [L. trullissatio, from trullissare to trowel, to plaster, fr. trulla a trowel.]
The act of laying on coats of plaster with a trowel.
(Tru"ly) adv. [From True.]
1. In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly
I can not truly say how I came here.Shak.
2. Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
3. Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to
their prince or their country. Burke.
4. Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.
His innocent babe [is] truly begotten.Shak.
5. In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.
Beauty is excelled by manly graceMilton.
And wisdom, which alone is truly fair.
(Trump) n. [OE. trumpe, trompe, F. trompe; probably fr. L. triumphare to triumph, to exult,
hence, probably, to make a joyous sound or noise. See Triumph, v. i. & n., and cf. Trombone, Tromp,
Trump at cards, Trumpery, Trumpet, Trunk a proboscis.] A wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or
sound of a trumpet; used chiefly in Scripture and poetry.
We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump.1 Cor. xv. 51, 52.
The wakeful trump of doom.Milton.
(Trump), v. i. [Cf. OF. tromper. See Trump a trumpet.] To blow a trumpet. [Obs.] Wyclif
(Trump), n. [A corruption of triumph, F. triomphe. See Triumph, and cf. Trump a trumpet.]
1. A winning card; one of a particular suit (usually determined by chance for each deal) any card of which
takes any card of the other suits.
2. An old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; called also ruff. Decker.