What does Trigger mean?

Definitions for Triggerˈtrɪg ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gun trigger, trigger(noun)

    lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

  2. trigger(noun)

    a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

  3. trigger, induction, initiation(verb)

    an act that sets in motion some course of events

  4. 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"

  5. trigger(verb)

    release or pull the trigger on

    "Trigger a gun"


  1. trigger(Noun)

    A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.

    Just pull the trigger.

  2. trigger(Noun)

    A similar device used to activate any mechanism.

  3. trigger(Noun)

    An event that initiates others, or incites a response.

  4. trigger(Noun)

    An event, experience or other stimulus that initiates a traumatic memory or action in a person.

  5. trigger(Noun)

    A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.

  6. trigger(Noun)

    An SQL procedure that may be initiated when a record is inserted, updated or deleted; typically used to maintain referential integrity.

  7. trigger(Noun)

    A text string that, when received by a player, will cause the player to execute a certain command.

  8. trigger(Noun)

    A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.

  9. trigger(Verb)

    to fire a weapon

  10. trigger(Verb)

    to initiate something

  11. Origin: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trigger(noun)

    a catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity

  2. Trigger(noun)

    a piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the piece


  1. Trigger

    Trigger was a 15.3 hands palomino horse, made famous in American Western films with his owner/rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trigger

    trig′ėr, n. a catch which when pulled looses the hammer of a gun in firing: a catch to hold a wheel when driving on steep ground. [Dut. trekkertrekken, to pull.]


  1. Trigger

    Trigger, a San Francisco, CA-based company that has just launched its cross-platform mobile development framework targeted at web developers who want to be able to create native mobile apps.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trigger' in Verbs Frequency: #972


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trigger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trigger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri:

    He probably barely got the trigger pulled.

  2. African American:

    They won’t be the only one pulling a trigger.

  3. Don Marquis:

    Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

  4. Nigel Inkster:

    , that could constitute a trigger for such an event.

  5. Ralph Millsaps:

    It wasn't a bomb that went off, it was only the trigger.

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