What does trample mean?

Definitions for trample
ˈtræm pəltram·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trample, tramplingverb

    the sound of heavy treading or stomping

    "he heard the trample of many feet"

  2. tread, trampleverb

    tread or stomp heavily or roughly

    "The soldiers trampled across the fields"

  3. trampleverb

    injure by trampling or as if by trampling

    "The passerby was trampled by an elephant"

  4. tramp down, trample, tread downverb

    walk on and flatten

    "tramp down the grass"; "trample the flowers"


  1. tramplenoun

    the sound of heavy footsteps

  2. trampleverb

    To crush and destroy something by walking on it.

  3. trampleverb

    To treat someone harshly.

  4. trampleverb

    To walk heavily and destructively.

  5. trampleverb

    To cause emotional injury as if by trampling.

  6. Etymology: Frequentative form of tramp.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Trampleverb

    To tread under foot with pride, contempt, or elevation.

    Etymology: tampe, Danish.

    Cast not your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet. Mat. vii. 6.

    My strength shall trample thee as mire. John Milton.

  2. To Trampleverb

    Diogenes trampled on Plato’s pride with greater of his own. Government of the Tongue.

    Your country’s gods I scorn,
    And trample on their ignominious altars. Nicholas Rowe.

    I hear his thund’ring voice resound,
    And trampling feet that shake the solid ground. Dryden.


  1. trample

    Trample is an action where someone or something forcefully walks over or on top of something else, often causing damage or harm due to the strong force or weight applied. It can also metaphorically refer to the act of treating someone's rights, feelings, or desires with disrespect or disregard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trampleverb

    to tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers

  2. Trampleverb

    fig.: To treat with contempt and insult

  3. Trampleverb

    to tread with force and rapidity; to stamp

  4. Trampleverb

    to tread in contempt; -- with on or upon

  5. Tramplenoun

    the act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trample

    tramp′l, v.t. to tread under foot: to tread with pride, to insult.—v.i. to tread in contempt: to tread forcibly and rapidly.—n. a trampling.—n. Tramp′ler. [A freq. of tramp.]

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  1. templar

  2. Templar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trample in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trample in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of trample in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Manhart:

    The flag is an iconic symbol for freedom, if you are going to fight for a cause and use the First Amendment - how are you going to stomp and trample the icon that gives you that right ?

  2. Robert Green Ingersoll:

    I am inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart--the best brain.

  3. Charles A. Beard:

    I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.

  4. Tom Wong:

    We would have to trample on individual liberties.

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    As the Nazis strived to trample civilization and replace it with a 'master race' while destroying the Jewish people, so is Iran striving to take over the region and expand further with a declared goal of destroying the Jewish state.

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