What does trousers mean?

Definitions for trousers
ˈtraʊ zərztrousers

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trousers, pair of trousers, pantnoun

    (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

    "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

Wiktionary

  1. trousersnoun

    An article of clothing that covers the part of the body between the waist and the ankles, and is divided into a separate part for each leg.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trouse, Trousersnoun

    Breeches; hose. See Trossers.

    Etymology: trousse, Fr. truish, Erse.

    The leather quilted jack serves under his shirt of mail, and to cover his trouse on horseback. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    The unsightliness and pain in the leg may be helped by wearing a laced stocking; a laced trouse will do as much for the thigh. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

Wikipedia

  1. Trousers

    Trousers (British English), slacks, or pants (American English) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to anywhere between the knees and the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the United Kingdom, the word pants generally means underwear and not trousers. Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called "long trousers" in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called "short trousers" in the UK. The oldest known trousers, dating to the period between the thirteenth and the tenth centuries BC, were found at the Yanghai cemetery in Turpan, Sinkiang (Tocharia), in present-day western China. Made of wool, the trousers had straight legs and wide crotches and were likely made for horseback riding. In most of Europe, trousers have been worn since ancient times and throughout the Medieval period, becoming the most common form of lower-body clothing for adult males in the modern world. Breeches were worn instead of trousers in early modern Europe by some men in higher classes of society. Distinctive formal trousers are traditionally worn with formal and semi-formal day attire. Since the mid-twentieth century, trousers have increasingly been worn by women as well. Jeans, made of denim, are a form of trousers for casual wear widely worn all over the world by both sexes. Shorts are often preferred in hot weather or for some sports and also often by children and adolescents. Trousers are worn on the hips or waist and are often held up by buttons, elastic, a belt or suspenders (braces). Unless elastic, and especially for men, trousers usually provide a zippered or buttoned fly. Jeans usually feature side and rear pockets with pocket openings placed slightly below the waist band. It is also possible for trousers to provide cargo pockets further down the legs. Maintenance of fit is more challenging for trousers than for some other garments. Leg-length can be adjusted with a hem, which helps to retain fit during the adolescent and early adulthood growth years. Tailoring adjustment of girth to accommodate weight gain or weight loss is relatively limited, and otherwise serviceable trousers may need to be replaced after a significant change in body composition. Higher quality trousers often have extra fabric included in the centre-back seam allowance, so the waist can be let out further.

ChatGPT

  1. trousers

    Trousers are a type of clothing that cover both legs separately and are typically worn from the waist to the ankles. They are most commonly used in Western-style clothing and can vary in design, style, and function. Some varieties of trousers include jeans, chinos, slacks, and dress pants. Usually fastened by a zipper, button, or drawstring, trousers allow for comfort and mobility, and are often made from materials like cotton, wool, polyester, or denim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trousers

    a garment worn by men and boys, extending from the waist to the knee or to the ankle, and covering each leg separately

Wikidata

  1. Trousers

    Trousers are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately. They are also called pants in some countries, notably the United States. Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called "long trousers" in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called "short trousers", especially in the UK. In most of the Western world, trousers have been worn since ancient times and throughout the Medieval period, becoming the most common form of lower-body clothing for males in the modern world, although shorts are also widely worn, and kilts and other garments may be worn in various regions and cultures. Since the mid-20th century, trousers have increasingly been worn by females as well. Jeans, made of denim, are a form of trousers for casual wear, now widely worn all over the world by both sexes. Shorts are often preferred in hot weather or for some sports, and also often by children and teenagers. Trousers are worn at the hips or waist, and may be held up by their own fastenings, a belt, or suspenders. Leggings are form-fitting trousers of a clingy material, often knitted cotton and spandex.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trousers

    trow′zėrz, n.pl. long breeches: a garment worn by males on the lower limbs and trussed or fastened up at the waist by braces or belt.—adj. Trou′sered, wearing trousers.—n. Trou′sering, material for making trousers. [O. Fr. trousses, breeches worn by pages.]

Editors Contribution

  1. trousers

    An item of clothing.

    Trousers are created and designed in various styles, full length, three quarter length, knee length and ballero, bootcut, hipster styles etc.


    Submitted by MaryC on October 6, 2015  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4471

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2005

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Nouns Frequency: #1531

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trousers in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trousers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of trousers in a Sentence

  1. Petrix Barbosa:

    I don't know how many times I woke up with his hand inside my trousers.

  2. Dione Davis -LRB- @dionemdavis -RRB-:

    I love a classic trench in a beautiful bone color as a functional covering — rain or shine — that feels a bit more special, i’d wear this over a white merino wool sweater and cream wool trousers with a sharp black shoe. There’s always something striking but approachable about wearing all shades of cream when they are basics.

  3. Andrew Miyanda:

    They would write Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad (Boko Haram's full name) on their trouser legs in marker or the back of their shirts, you had to turn up your trousers with the marker on to show that you are a member.

  4. Rohan Schoeman:

    APPLE WATCH CATCHES GRANDMOTHERS HEART CONDITION, POSSIBLY SAVING HER LIFE The couple went missing in a snowstorm after spending a weekend with friends on November 3. Rescuers located Marsh in time after her husband sent friends photographs of their location. She was flown by air ambulance to the ValldHebron Hospital in Barcelona, where she was connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine. The machine stands in for the heart and lungs, pumping blood through the arteries and heating it, which raises the body temperature.Doctors believed she could survive if they treated the hypothermia. This is an exceptional case on a global scale, Eduard Argudo, a doctor from the Vall dHebron hospital told a press conference.There are practically no cases of people being revived after their heart has stopped for so long. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUT LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER When she arrived at the hospital, Mashsheart was showing no electrical activity and her kidneys and lungs were not functioning, doctors said. Eduard Argudo said the sharp fall in her body temperature may have saved her as the cold preserved her organs. Six hours after entering cardio-respiratory arrest, Marshs heart began to beat naturally again. Marsh, who spent 11 days in hospital recovering, has not suffered any long-term brain damage but has trouble moving her hands which were affected by the cold. When I went home I had damage to my hands. I could not do up my buttons on trousers or put in my earrings. These are small things which are going to get better, she said. Rohan Schoeman, Rohan Schoeman, 36, who is South African and works as a teacher, said the couple had spent the weekend with friends but left early morning without them. At one point the snowfall became very heavy. We found a rock and tried to use it for shelter to avoid adverse weather conditions. Once visibility improved, I could see that our friends had tried to contact us, audrey was losing consciousness so I tried to send some photos to our friends of where we were.

  5. Stanford University historian Adrienne Mayor:

    Excavations of Eurasian graves have uncovered battle-scarred female skeletons dressed in tunics and trousers, and buried with quivers full of arrows, battle-axes, spears, and horse gear, so we know that genuine warrior women really existed at the time and places reported by the ancient Greeks and other cultures.

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