What does tram mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tramway, tram, aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway(noun)

    a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

  2. tramcar, tram(noun)

    a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine

    "a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine"

  3. streetcar, tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car(verb)

    a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity

  4. tram(verb)

    travel by tram


  1. tram(Noun)

    A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road.

  2. tram(Noun)

    A similar vehicle for carrying materials.

  3. tram(Verb)

    To transport (material) by tram.

  4. tram(Noun)

    A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tram(noun)

    a four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore

  2. Tram(noun)

    the shaft of a cart

  3. Tram(noun)

    one of the rails of a tramway

  4. Tram(noun)

    a car on a horse railroad

  5. Tram(noun)

    a silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods


  1. Tram

    A tram is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on separate rights of way. Trams powered by electricity, which were the most common type historically, were once called electric street railways. Trams also included horsecar railways which were widely used in urban areas before electrification. Trams may also run between cities and/or towns, and/or partially grade separated even in the cities. Trams very occasionally also carry freight. Tram vehicles are usually lighter and shorter than conventional trains and rapid transit trains. However, the differences between these modes of public transportation are often indistinct. Some trams may also run on ordinary railway tracks, a tramway may be upgraded to a light rail or a rapid transit line, two urban tramways may be united to an interurban, etc. Most trams today use electrical power, usually fed by an overhead pantograph; in some cases by a sliding shoe on a third rail or trolley pole. If necessary, they may have several power systems. Another power source is diesel oil; a few trams use electricity in urban streets, and diesel in more rural environments. Steam, petrol, gas and draft animals have historically been used as power sources. Horse and mule driven trams do still occur, mostly for the tourist trade. Certain types of cable car are also known as trams.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tram

    tram, n. a tramway or tramway-line: a four-wheeled coal-wagon in pits: a beam, bar, the shaft of a cart, barrow, &c.—ns. Tram′-car, a tramway-car; Tram′pot, the socket in which an upright spindle is stepped; Tram′-road, Tram′way, a road or way for carriages or wagons to run along easily; Tram′way-car, a carriage for conveying passengers along the public streets, running on rails, drawn by horses or impelled by cable traction, electrical power, or steam. [Prov. Eng. tram, a beam, is prob. cog. with Sw. dial. tromm, a log, Low Ger. traam, a beam, &c.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tram in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tram in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antoine Sambin:

    We decided to resurrect one tram car from the 1920s, it has a very unique design.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A tram cannot discover every road! To discover every road, one must leave the predetermined roads!

  3. Chris Charalambous:

    It was 2011, 27th of January 2011, i got the tram home and I was so full I couldn't get off at my stop.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The tram can run over you only if you are on the tram way! The darkness can run over you only if you are on the ignorance way!

  5. James McConkie:

    Several passengers expressed their concern about the intoxicated individuals to the tram operator, who took no action in response.

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