What does trigger mean?

Definitions for trigger
ˈtrɪg ərtrig·ger

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. trigger(Noun)

    A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.

    Just pull the trigger.

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  2. trigger(Noun)

    A similar device used to activate any mechanism.

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  3. trigger(Noun)

    An event that initiates others, or incites a response.

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  4. trigger(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  5. trigger(Noun)

    A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  6. trigger(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  7. trigger(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  8. trigger(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  9. trigger(Verb)

    to fire a weapon

    Etymology: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.

  10. trigger(Verb)

    to initiate something

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.]

CrunchBase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trigger

    In ship-building, is the letting fall the paul of the cradle by which the dog-shore falls flush, and offers no further obstruction to the ship gliding down the ways into her absurdly termed "native element." Also, a small catch under the lock of fire-arms, by drawing which back, when the piece is cocked, it is discharged.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trigger

    A steel catch, which being pulled disengages the cock of a gunlock, and causes the hammer to strike the nipple in percussion-muskets, and the firing-pin in breech-loaders. The difference between a hair and common trigger is this: the hair-trigger, when set, lets off the cock at the slightest touch, whereas the common trigger requires a greater degree of force, and consequently its operation is retarded.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of trigger in a Sentence

  1. Giuseppe Sersale:

    Stress is high enough to trigger a reaction of monetary authorities to calm down nerves. And (ECB President Mario) Draghi tomorrow can do something.

  2. Qiu Zhi , Shenzhen-based strategist:

    Stock prices have fallen a lot, so the rebound in mainland shares can easily trigger a rally in Hong Kong stocks as well.

  3. Karine Hirn:

    There is still too much uncertainty in the markets and investors would be watching developments in Greece and China very carefully before jumping in, chinese authorities wouldn't want to trigger a meltdown which would spook investors and we may see more market stabilising measures on the way.

  4. Roger McClellan:

    EPA is trying to extrapolate adult clinical test results involving ozone to populations with asthma, and younger populations, i don’t think there is wide agreement today that ozone causes asthma, though it does trigger asthmatic attacks. We have to be mindful that the respiration in these tests is probably greater than on most playgrounds.

  5. Joseph Simonetti:

    Studies have consistently shown that children living in homes with safely-stored firearms are less likely to be shot, and safe firearm storage is widely recommended by gun rights organizations and public health officials, trigger locks and gun lockboxes can be purchased for less than $10 online, and in common stores.

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