a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
"the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap(noun)
the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob(noun)
informal terms for the mouth
a light two-wheeled carriage
bunker, sand trap, trap(verb)
a hazard on a golf course
trap, pin down(verb)
place in a confining or embarrassing position
"He was trapped in a difficult situation"
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel(verb)
catch in or as if in a trap
"The men trap foxes"
hold or catch as if in a trap
"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise(verb)
to hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.
Origin: trappe, from træppe (also in betræppan) from trap-. Akin to trappa, trappe, treppe ( Treppe "step, stair"), treppan. Connection to "step" is "that upon which one steps". trappe and trampa are ultimately borrowings from .
to dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses
an old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock
of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike
a machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes
fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares
a wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at
the game of trapball
a bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids
a place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet
a wagon, or other vehicle
a kind of movable stepladder
to catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes
fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap
to provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5
to set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver
Trap is the second studio album of the Belgian rock band Dead Man Ray. It was released in 2000.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trap, n. an instrument for snaring animals: an ambush: a stratagem: a contrivance for hindering the passage of foul air from a waste-pipe, &c.: a trap-door: any rickety structure: a carriage, a vehicle: (slang) a policeman.—v.t. to catch in a trap:—pr.p. trap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. trapped.—ns. Trap′-ball, an old game played with a ball or bat and trap; Trap′-door, a door in a floor shutting like the catch of a trap; Trap′-fall, a trap-door which gives way beneath the feet; Trap′per, one who traps animals for their fur, &c.; Trap′piness, the state of being trappy or unsafe; Trap′ping; Trap′-stair, a stair or kind of ladder surmounted by a trap-door.—adj. Trap′py, treacherous. [A.S. træppe; cog. with Old High Ger. trapa, a snare (whence Fr. trappe, by which the Eng. word has been modified).]
trap, n. a term loosely applied to many rocks of volcanic origin, so called because lying often in steps or terraces.—adjs. Trap′pēan, Trap′pous, Trap′py.—ns. Trap′-tū′fa, -tuff, a variety of tufa consisting of the detrital matter of trap-rock. [Sw. trapp—trappa, a stair.]
trap, v.t. to drape or adorn with gay clothes: to ornament:—pr.p. trap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. trapped.—n. a horse-cloth: (pl.) one's personal belongings, luggage.—n.pl. Trap′pings, gay clothes: ornaments, esp. those put on horses. [Fr. drap—Low L. drappus, cloth; cf. Drab, Drape.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. n. A program interrupt, usually an interrupt caused by some exceptional situation in the user program. In most cases, the OS performs some action, then returns control to the program. 2. vi. To cause a trap. “These instructions trap to the monitor.” Also used transitively to indicate the cause of the trap. “The monitor traps all input/output instructions.”This term is associated with assembler programming (interrupt or exception is more common among HLL programmers) and appears to be fading into history among programmers as the role of assembler continues to shrink. However, it is still important to computer architects and systems hackers (see system, sense 1), who use it to distinguish deterministically repeatable exceptions from timing-dependent ones (such as I/O interrupts).
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'trap' in Nouns Frequency: #2063
Rank popularity for the word 'trap' in Verbs Frequency: #712
The numerical value of trap in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of trap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Trapped, like a trap in a trap.
On the body of one of the terrorists, the demining teams also found a grenade that had been positioned as a trap.
It is a blast playing the 'Bear Trap' and those holes are really visually intimidating, i'm excited to play them again.
I don't like spiders; setting a trap is the art of low creatures! Who shall ever lay a trap shall be the meanest being on earth.
It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.
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Translations for trap
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- léčka, pastCzech
- Falltür, Falle, Siphon, Klappe, Fallgrube, Fallen stellen, fangenGerman
- σιφώνι, παγίδα, δόκανο, παγιδεύω, στήνω παγίδεςGreek
- trampa, cepo, sifón, atraparSpanish
- lõks, püünisEstonian
- تله, دامهPersian
- luukku, turpa, ansa, heitin, pesä, loukku, koppi, hajulukko, tavarat, vesilukko, tikkaat, ansoittaa, [[pyytää]] [[ansoilla]], häipyä, paikallistaa, ansastaa, [[asentaa]] [[hajulukko]], [[ajaa]] [[ansaFinnish
- siphon, collet, souricière, charrette anglaise, traquenard, piège, trappe, gueule, piéger, attraper, intercepterFrench
- ribe, ribScottish Gaelic
- ծուղակ, որոգայթ, թակարդArmenian
- trappola, tranello, intrappolareItalian
- slazds, murds, lamatasLatvian
- pehipehi, tarapu, tāroreMāori
- waterslot, val, klep, zwanenhals, vangenDutch
- beeʼódleehíNavajo, Navaho
- trap, syfon, zasadzka, potrzask, pułapka, gęba, dwukółka, klapa, łapaćPolish
- alçapão, armadilha, sifão, cilada, arapucaPortuguese
- капкан, ловушка, люк, сифон, западня, силокRussian
- mtego, tegaSwahili
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