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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tramp, hobo, bumnoun

    a disreputable vagrant

    "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

  2. swinger, trampnoun

    a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex

  3. hiker, tramp, trampernoun

    a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)

  4. trampnoun

    a heavy footfall

    "the tramp of military boots"

  5. tramp steamer, trampnoun

    a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule

  6. hike, hiking, trampverb

    a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

    "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"

  7. trampverb

    travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

    "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

  8. slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, trampverb

    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

    "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"

  9. trampverb

    cross on foot

    "We had to tramp the creeks"

  10. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondverb

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"


  1. trampnoun

    A homeless person, a vagabond.

  2. trampnoun

    A disreputable woman.

  3. trampnoun

    Any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.

  4. trampnoun

    Short for trampoline, especially very small ones.

  5. trampnoun

    A long walk, generally of more than one day, in a scenic or wilderness area.

  6. trampverb

    To walk with heavy footsteps.

  7. trampverb

    To walk for a long time (usually through difficult terrain).

    We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.

  8. trampverb

    To hitchhike

  9. Etymology: Originally as verb, from trampen 1388, from (compare Modern German trampen), from tramp-; compare trap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trampverb

    to tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample

  2. Trampverb

    to travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country

  3. Trampverb

    to cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water

  4. Trampverb

    to travel; to wander; to stroll

  5. Trampnoun

    a foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp

  6. Trampnoun

    a foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond

  7. Trampnoun

    the sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching

  8. Trampnoun

    a tool for trimming hedges

  9. Trampnoun

    a plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tramp

    tramp, v.t. to tread, to travel over on foot: (Scot.) to tread clothes in a tub of water so as to cleanse them.—v.i. to walk, to go on foot: to wander about as a vagrant.—n. a foot-journey: a vagrant: a plate of iron worn by diggers under the hollow of the foot to save the shoe.—n. Tramp′er.—vs.i. Tram′pous, Tram′poose, to tramp about.—n. Tramp′-pick, an iron pick forced by the foot into the ground. [M. E. trampen; an extension of trap, trip; cf. Ger. trampen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tramp in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tramp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tramp in a Sentence

  1. Sanjeev Nanda:

    A thing that is pleasant to a tramp is often believable to a caveman.

  2. Mark Twain:

    I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment-- but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880)

  3. Joan Rivers:

    A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.

  4. Billy Madison:

    Principal Any attempt to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, and I am just gonna snap.

  5. Trae Patton/NBC:

    Heidi, if I called you a tramp, youd be like, How dare you, right?

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    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. instigation
    • B. swathing
    • C. couvade
    • D. meerschaum

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