Definitions for tramptræmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to tread or walk with a firm, heavy step.

  2. to tread heavily or trample (usu. fol. by on or upon).

  3. to walk steadily; march; trudge.

  4. to go on a walking excursion; hike.

  5. to go about as a vagabond or tramp.

  6. to make a voyage on a tramp steamer.

  7. (v.t.)to walk heavily or steadily through or over.

  8. to traverse on foot:

    to tramp the streets.

  9. to tread or trample underfoot:

    to tramp grapes.

  10. to travel over as a tramp.

  11. (n.)the act of tramping.

  12. a firm, heavy, resounding tread.

  13. the sound made by such a tread.

  14. a long, steady walk; trudge; hike.

  15. a person who travels about on foot, esp. a vagabond living on occasional jobs or gifts of money or food.

  16. a sexually promiscuous woman.

    Category: Sexuality

  17. a freight vessel that does not run regularly between fixed ports, but takes a cargo wherever shippers desire.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  18. a piece of iron affixed to the sole of a shoe.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of tramp:

1350–1400; ME: to stamp, prob. < MLG trampen to tramp, tread; akin to Go anatrimpan to crowd


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tramp, hobo, bum(noun)

    a disreputable vagrant

    "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

  2. swinger, tramp(noun)

    a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex

  3. hiker, tramp, tramper(noun)

    a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)

  4. tramp(noun)

    a heavy footfall

    "the tramp of military boots"

  5. tramp steamer, tramp(noun)

    a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule

  6. hike, hiking, tramp(verb)

    a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

    "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"

  7. tramp(verb)

    travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

    "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

  8. slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp(verb)

    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

    "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"

  9. tramp(verb)

    cross on foot

    "We had to tramp the creeks"

  10. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"


  1. tramp(Noun)

    A homeless person, a vagabond.

  2. tramp(Noun)

    A disreputable woman.

  3. tramp(Noun)

    Any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.

  4. tramp(Noun)

    Short for trampoline, especially very small ones.

  5. tramp(Noun)

    A long walk, generally of more than one day, in a scenic or wilderness area.

  6. tramp(Verb)

    To walk with heavy footsteps.

  7. tramp(Verb)

    To walk for a long time (usually through difficult terrain).

    We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.

  8. tramp(Verb)

    To hitchhike

  9. Origin: Originally as verb, from trampen 1388, from (compare Modern German trampen), from tramp-; compare trap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tramp(verb)

    to tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample

  2. Tramp(verb)

    to travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country

  3. Tramp(verb)

    to cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water

  4. Tramp(verb)

    to travel; to wander; to stroll

  5. Tramp(noun)

    a foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp

  6. Tramp(noun)

    a foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond

  7. Tramp(noun)

    the sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching

  8. Tramp(noun)

    a tool for trimming hedges

  9. Tramp(noun)

    a plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade

Translations for tramp

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person with no fixed home or job, who travels around on foot and usually lives by begging

He gave his old coat to a tramp.

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