What does Trinity mean?

Definitions for Trinity
ˈtrɪn ɪ titrin·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-acenoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

  2. Trinity, Holy Trinity, Blessed Trinity, Sacred Trinitynoun

    the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead

  3. trio, threesome, triad, trinitynoun

    three people considered as a unit


  1. trinitynoun

    A group or set of three people or things; triad; trio; trine.

  2. trinitynoun

    The state of being three; threeness.

  3. Trinitynoun

    In Christian belief, the three persons (personae) of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  4. Trinitynoun

    used since the 1970s, from the religious term trinity, or translated from its long-established Spanish equivalent.

  5. Etymology: From trinité (French: trinité), from trinitas, from trini, from tres.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TRINITYnoun

    The incomprehensible union of the three persons in the Godhead.

    Etymology: trinitas, Lat. trinité, Fr.

    Touching the picture of the trinity, I hold it blasphemous and utterly unlawful. Henry Peacham.

    In my whole essay there is not any thing like an objection against the trinity. John Locke.


  1. Trinity

    The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. 'triad', from Latin: trinus 'threefold') is the central dogma concerning the nature of God in most Christian churches, which defines one God existing in three coequal, coeternal, consubstantial divine persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons sharing one homoousion (essence) "each is God, complete and whole." As the Fourth Lateran Council declared, it is the Father who begets, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds. In this context, the three persons define who God is, while the one essence defines what God is. This expresses at once their distinction and their indissoluble unity. Thus, the entire process of creation and grace is viewed as a single shared action of the three divine persons, in which each person manifests the attributes unique to them in the Trinity, thereby proving that everything comes "from the Father," "through the Son," and "in the Holy Spirit."This doctrine is called Trinitarianism and its adherents are called Trinitarians, while its opponents are called antitrinitarians or nontrinitarians. Christian nontrinitarian positions include Unitarianism, Binitarianism and Modalism. While the developed doctrine of the Trinity is not explicit in the books that constitute the New Testament, the New Testament possesses a triadic understanding of God and contains a number of Trinitarian formulas. The doctrine of the Trinity was first formulated among the early Christians and fathers of the Church as they attempted to understand the relationship between Jesus and God in their scriptural documents and prior traditions.Though the Trinity is mainly a Christian concept, Judaism has had parallel views, especially among writings from the kabbalah tradition.


  1. trinity

    Trinity generally refers to a religious concept in many Christian denominations that God exists as three persons, but is one being. These three persons are traditionally known as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit, each of whom are understood to share a single divine nature. However, outside of this specific religious context, the term 'trinity' can also simply mean a group or set of three closely related things or persons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trinitynoun

    the union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality

  2. Trinitynoun

    any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti

  3. Trinitynoun

    any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle


  1. Trinity

    The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three divine persons or hypostases: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; "one God in three persons". The three persons are distinct, yet are one "substance, essence or nature". A nature is what one is, while a person is who one is. The Trinity is considered to be a mystery of Christian faith. According to this doctrine, there is only one God in three persons. Each person is God, whole and entire. They are distinct from one another in their relations of origin: as the Fourth Lateran Council declared, "it is the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds". While distinct in their relations with one another, they are one in all else. The whole work of creation and grace is a single operation common to all three divine persons, who at the same time operate according to their unique properties, so that all things are from the Father, through the Son and in the Holy Spirit. The three persons are co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial. Trinitarianism contrasts with nontrinitarian positions which include Binitarianism, Unitarianism, Oneness Pentecostalism or Modalism, and social trinitarianism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trinity

    trin′i-ti, n. the union of three in one Godhead: the persons of the Godhead: any symbolical representation of the persons of the Trinity.—adj. Trinitā′rian, pertaining to the Trinity, or to the doctrine of the Trinity.—n. one who holds the doctrine of the Trinity: a member of the Trinitarian order.—n. Trinitā′rianism, the tenets of Trinitarians.—n.pl. Trinitā′rians, a religious order founded at Rome in 1198 to redeem Christian captives from the infidels—also Mathurins and Redemptionists.—ns. Trin′ity-house, a corporation entrusted with the regulation and management of the lighthouses and buoys of the shores and rivers of England, and with the licensing and appointing of pilots for the English coast, founded at Deptford in 1518; Trin′ity-Sun′day, the Sunday next after Whitsunday, the Festival of the Holy Trinity; Trin′ity-term, formerly one of the fixed terms of the English law-courts that commenced on Friday next after Trinity Sunday. [L. trinitas, three—trini, three each—tres, three.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Trinity

    the doctrine, variously interpreted, that in the godhead or divine nature there are three persons, respectively denominated Father, Son, and Spirit—Father, from whom; Son, to whom; and Spirit, through whom are all things; is essentially triunity in unity.

Rap Dictionary

  1. trinity

    Trinity (Banks/Grinda) Recording artist, part-time producer, as well as the co-CEO of "On De Grind enterprise" with his cousine Crazy8, member of "Hood Klick" that's related to "52 Entertainment," Toronto Rap Artist Trinity, aged 19, has been building a reputation upon the streets of Toronto by performing at local events, house jams, and block parties to create an amazing buzz. Recording his first verse for "On De Grind" in 2003 with his cousin Crazy8 on Cloud9 and Lokz, Trinity has now recorded a large amount of songs together over the years with Hood Klick, which now consists of rappers Siddie, J-Roc, Iffy, Syse, and Miles. Trinity has not yet set the release date for his solo album titled "Accept Reality" saying quote "No release date for my solo project Accept Reality, right now it's about Hood Klick, On De Grind enterprise and projects with my cousin Crazy8 on Cloud9, maybe when I get that major record deal I'll drop Accept Reality." Also with the popularity of the name "Trinity" has increased forcing Trinity to add a suffix to his alias choosing either Banks or Grinda. The Best rapper is Trinity -- Trinity (Banks/Grinda) (On De Grind

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trinity is ranked #79846 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Trinity surname appeared 238 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Trinity.

    57.5% or 137 total occurrences were White.
    30.2% or 72 total occurrences were Black.
    7.1% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.6% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trinity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trinity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Trinity in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Breyer:

    ( T) Chief Justice John Roberts Court's decisions in Trinity Trinity Lutheran and Espinoza prohibit States from denying aid to religious schools solely because of a school's religious status — that is, its affiliation with or control by a religious organization, but Trinity Lutheran and Espinoza have never said that the Free Exercise Clause prohibits States from withholding funds because of the religious use to which the money will be put.

  2. Nicole Ottoson:

    She has plans to change the world. She wants to be a teacher, she loves making Tik Toks, doing art, doing makeup, playing Roblox with Tik Toks friends, playing with Tik Toks siblings, going on adventures, riding Tik Toks bike, playing soft ball and basketball and doing gymnastics. She has been my shadow. Everyone who knows Trinity loves her.

  3. Bob Colonna:

    I feel a huge wave of sorrow and relief at the passing of this remarkable man, i treasure the years when I worked with him at Trinity Rep and in a couple of TV films. I admire his excellent body of work in the movies. And I mourn for the darkness and pain that were his final years. God bless him. He was a hell of a guy.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Fear, ignorance, and hatred - these are the trinity of malice.

  5. Med Jones:

    I would not bet against US innovation, entrepreneurship and business culture - The trinity that drives economic growth and recovery. Yes, we do face a major crisis, but we also do have a proven track record of recovery.

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