What does TRIP mean?

Definitions for TRIPtrɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TRIP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip(noun)

    a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

    "he took a trip to the shopping center"

  2. trip(noun)

    a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs

    "an acid trip"

  3. slip, trip(noun)

    an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

    "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

  4. trip, head trip(noun)

    an exciting or stimulating experience

  5. tripper, trip(noun)

    a catch mechanism that acts as a switch

    "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"

  6. trip(noun)

    a light or nimble tread

    "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"

  7. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep(verb)

    an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

    "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

  8. stumble, trip(verb)

    miss a step and fall or nearly fall

    "She stumbled over the tree root"

  9. trip, trip up(verb)

    cause to stumble

    "The questions on the test tripped him up"

  10. travel, trip, jaunt(verb)

    make a trip for pleasure

  11. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

  12. trip, trip out, turn on, get off(verb)

    get high, stoned, or drugged

    "He trips every weekend"


  1. trip(Noun)

    A journey.

    We made a trip to the beach.

  2. trip(Noun)

    A stumble or misstep.

    He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.

  3. trip(Noun)

    A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.

    He had a strange trip after taking LSD.

  4. trip(Noun)

    A faux pas, a social error.

  5. trip(Noun)

    Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.

    ego trip; power trip; nostalgia trip; guilt trip

  6. trip(Noun)

    A mechanical or electrical cutout device

    It's dark cause the 'trip' operated.

  7. trip(Verb)

    To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.

    Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.

  8. trip(Verb)

    To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.

    A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.

  9. trip(Verb)

    To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.

    When we get into the factory, trip the lights.

  10. trip(Verb)

    To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.

    After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.

  11. trip(Verb)

    To journey, to make a trip.

    Last somewhere we tripped to the coast.

  12. trip(Adjective)

    Of or relating to trips.

  13. Origin: From tripper (noun is from the verb), from a source: compare trippen, trippen ( trippe), Frisian tripje.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trip

    to move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by it. See It, 5

  2. Trip

    to make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe

  3. Trip

    to take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble

  4. Trip

    fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail

  5. Trip(verb)

    to cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; -- often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling

  6. Trip(verb)

    fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail

  7. Trip(verb)

    to detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict

  8. Trip(verb)

    to raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free

  9. Trip(verb)

    to pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it

  10. Trip(verb)

    to release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent

  11. Trip(noun)

    a quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip

  12. Trip(noun)

    a brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt

  13. Trip(noun)

    a false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake

  14. Trip(noun)

    a small piece; a morsel; a bit

  15. Trip(noun)

    a stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing

  16. Trip(noun)

    a single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward

  17. Trip(noun)

    a herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc

  18. Trip(noun)

    a troop of men; a host

  19. Trip(noun)

    a flock of widgeons


  1. Trip

    Trip, the second album from the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. It has 13 tracks and released under Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc. in 1996. It is the first album that introduced Rico Blanco as the band's full time guitarist after the departure of Perf De Castro a year earlier.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trip

    trip, v.i. to move with short, light steps: to stumble and fall: to err, to go wrong, to make a slip in chastity: to fail.—v.t. to cause to stumble by striking one's feet from under him (with up): to overthrow by taking away support: to catch: to catch in a fault: to loosen, as an anchor, from the bottom, by a long rope: to turn, as a yard, from a horizontal to a vertical position: to fold in the middle, as a deep stage-drop: to strike against:—pr.p. trip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. tripped.—n. a light, short step: a catch by which an antagonist is thrown: one of the points in coursing, when the hare is thrown off its legs: a false step: a mistake: a short voyage or journey, a jaunt.—ns. Trip′-book, a book in which the records and accounts of the trip of a fishing-boat are made up and kept: Trip′-hamm′er, a large hammer used in forges, a tilt-hammer; Trip′per, a cheap excursionist, a tourist doing a certain round: one who stumbles or who makes another stumble; Trip′-slip (U.S.), a strip of paper on which a car-conductor must punch a hole when a fare is taken. [M. E. trippen; cog. with Dut. trippen, trappen, to tread upon, trippelen, to trip, Sw. trippa, to trip.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TRIP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2306

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TRIP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2499

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TRIP' in Nouns Frequency: #829


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TRIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TRIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dony Elias:

    I would take a trip to the moon.

  2. Christopher Santora:

    I feel he’s with us on this trip.

  3. The Los Angeles Times:

    We had to go back and make another trip.

  4. Molly Wiest:

    War is the biggest ego trip of all time.

  5. Grayson Clarke:

    Find the best trip you can and the best deal.

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Translations for TRIP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • رحلةArabic
  • entrebancar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • výlet, zakopnoutCzech
  • rejseDanish
  • Drogenrausch, Reise, Trip, stolpern, AusflugGerman
  • ταξίδιGreek
  • tropezar, viaje, hacer topezarSpanish
  • retkEstonian
  • bidaiaBasque
  • سفرPersian
  • kompastus, retki, etikettivirhe, matka, huumetrippi, reissu, kömmähdys, trippi, kompastuminen, tripata, kytkeä, kampittaa, matkata, kompastua, laukaista, kampata, matkustaa, trippaillaFinnish
  • reisa, ferðFaroese
  • croc-en-jambe, faux pas, balade, trip, tour, croche-pied, voyage, bévue, enfarger, faire un croche-pied, triper, se prendre les pieds, trébucherFrench
  • cuairt, turasScottish Gaelic
  • सैर, यात्राHindi
  • kirándulás, utazásHungarian
  • viageInterlingua
  • perjalananIndonesian
  • exkursoIdo
  • reisa, ferð, för, trippaIcelandic
  • gita, viaggio, sgambetto, inciampareItalian
  • טיולHebrew
  • 陶酔感, 不謹慎, 踏み違え, 旅行, 不作法, トリップ, 旅, 無作法, 幻覚症状, 躓き, 外出, 作動, よろめく, 躓く, 転ぶJapanese
  • 여행Korean
  • iterLatin
  • hirawea, turupana, rapahuki, tukituki, tapepa, tatu, tapepe, tūtuki, hīrauMāori
  • tocht, struikelen, reisDutch
  • reise, turNorwegian
  • wycieczka, podróż, potknięciePolish
  • viagem, viajarPortuguese
  • excursie, voiaj, împiedicaRomanian
  • спотыкание, поездка, приход, путешествие, запинаться, спотыкаться, запнуться, споткнутьсяRussian
  • narkotikarus, tripp, felsteg, tur, drogrus, resa, göra en resa, snava, snubblaSwedish
  • பயணம்Tamil
  • การเดินทางThai
  • geziTurkish
  • поїздкаUkrainian
  • سفرUrdu
  • chuyến điVietnamese
  • יאַזדעYiddish
  • Chinese

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