What does tripping mean?

Definitions for trippingˈtrɪp ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tripping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lilting, swinging, swingy, tripping(adj)

    characterized by a buoyant rhythm

    "an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"

  2. light, lightsome, tripping(adj)

    moving easily and quickly; nimble

    "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tripping

    of Trip

  2. Tripping(adj)

    quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly

  3. Tripping(adj)

    having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant; -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used as a bearing

  4. Tripping(noun)

    act of one who, or that which, trips

  5. Tripping(noun)

    a light dance

  6. Tripping(noun)

    the loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope


  1. Tripping

    "Tripping" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams, it was the first single from his 2005 album Intensive Care. The single was backed with the track "Make Me Pure", also from the same album, it was sent to radio stations around the world. Williams himself calls the song "something like a mini gangster opera" and "kind of cabaret act reggae". The rolling rhythm of the song owes much to the early work of The Clash. During the chorus Williams reaches an extremely high disco-like head voice. Lyrically the song is a bit darker than previous songs. It tells the tale of gangsters and how they "don't kill their own and they all love their mothers", before an anguished chorus of "I've taken as much as I'm willing to take". The opening lyrics "First they ignore you, then laugh at you and hate you. Then they fight you, then you win" is a paraphrase from a quote commonly attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. The song was the 26th best selling of 2005 in the UK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tripping

    trip′ing, n. the act of tripping: a light kind of dance.—adv. Tripp′ingly, in a tripping manner: with a light, quick step.—n. Tripp′ingness.


  1. Tripping

    Tripping is the world’s largest metasearch platform for home rentals (think: Kayak for Airbnb). With over 1 million local properties in 36,000+ cities, travelers have access to the widest selection of vacation and short-term rental homes worldwide. Tripping also offers Instant Bookings, so booking a vacation rental is now as easy as booking a hotel. The company launched from TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC and has since raised a $1 million Seed round from Silicon Valley investors.To learn more, please visit https://www.tripping.com.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tripping in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tripping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Floyd Mayweather:

    I just showed you all a $100 million cheque that I haven't even cashed yet, so we ain't tripping on that.

  2. Scotland Paul Lawrie:

    Haven't really thought that far ahead, to be honest, if you start getting ahead of yourself, it's when you start making mistakes and tripping up.

  3. Kenya Power:

    We experienced a technical challenge that led to tripping of our main supply line ... consequently leading to a power outage in most parts of the country.

  4. Alysia Montano:

    I don't know what happened to Brenda, she ended up tripping and I found myself jumping around her and someone kicked me out from behind. What can I do in that situation? I didn't touch anyone.

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