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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the main stem of a tree, as distinct from the branches and roots.

    Category: Botany

  2. a large sturdy box or case for holding or transporting clothes, personal effects, etc.

  3. a large compartment, usu. in the rear of an automobile, for holding luggage, a spare tire, etc.

    Category: Automotive

  4. the body of a person or an animal excluding the head and appendages; torso.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  5. the long, flexible cylindrical nasal appendage of the elephant.

    Category: Zoology

  6. the main channel, artery, or line in a river, railroad, highway, or other tributary system.

    Category: Railroads, Transportation

  7. a telephone line or channel between two central offices or switching devices. a telegraph line or channel between two main or central offices.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  8. the main body of an artery, nerve, or the like, as distinct from its branches.

    Category: Anatomy

  9. trunks, brief shorts, worn by men chiefly for boxing, swimming, and track.

    Category: Clothing

  10. the shaft of a column.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of trunk:

1400–50; late ME trunke < L truncus, n. use of adj.: mutilated, lopped off


Princeton's WordNet

  1. trunk, tree trunk, bole(noun)

    the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

  2. trunk(noun)

    luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

  3. torso, trunk, body(noun)

    the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

    "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

  4. luggage compartment, automobile trunk, trunk(noun)

    compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

    "he put his golf bag in the trunk"

  5. proboscis, trunk(noun)

    a long flexible snout as of an elephant

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. trunk(noun)ʌŋk

    the thick bottom part of a tree

    the bark on the trunk of the tree

  2. trunkʌŋk

    the storage section at the back of a car

    Put the groceries in the trunk.

  3. trunkʌŋk

    a large, strong container for storing or transporting things

    a trunk full of old clothes

  4. trunkʌŋk

    an elephant's nose


  1. trunk(Noun)

    The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.

  2. trunk(Noun)

    A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.

  3. trunk(Noun)

    The torso.

  4. trunk(Noun)

    The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.

  5. trunk(Noun)

    The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.

  6. trunk(Noun)

    A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.

  7. trunk(Noun)

    a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.

  8. trunk(Noun)

    in software projects under source control: the most current source tree, from which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled.

  9. trunk(Noun)

    A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.

  10. trunk(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.

  11. Origin: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trunk(noun)

    the stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk

  2. Trunk(noun)

    the body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs

  3. Trunk(noun)

    the main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches

  4. Trunk(noun)

    that part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column

  5. Trunk(noun)

    that segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus

  6. Trunk(noun)

    the proboscis of an elephant

  7. Trunk(noun)

    the proboscis of an insect

  8. Trunk(noun)

    a long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath

  9. Trunk(noun)

    a box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler

  10. Trunk(noun)

    a flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained

  11. Trunk(noun)

    a large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact

  12. Trunk(noun)

    a long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc

  13. Trunk(verb)

    to lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim

  14. Trunk(verb)

    to extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9


  1. Trunk

    Trunk or torso is an anatomical term for the central part of the many animal bodies from which extend the neck and limbs. The trunk includes the thorax and abdomen.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trunk' in Nouns Frequency: #2778

Translations for Trunk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the main stem (of a tree)

The trunk of this tree is five metres thick.

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