What does trunk mean?

Definitions for trunk
trʌŋktrunk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trunk, tree trunk, bolenoun

    the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

  2. trunknoun

    luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

  3. torso, trunk, bodynoun

    the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

    "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

  4. luggage compartment, automobile trunk, trunknoun

    compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

    "he put his golf bag in the trunk"

  5. proboscis, trunknoun

    a long flexible snout as of an elephant

Wiktionary

  1. trunknoun

    The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  2. trunknoun

    A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  3. trunknoun

    The torso.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  4. trunknoun

    The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  5. trunknoun

    The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  6. trunknoun

    A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  7. trunknoun

    a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  8. trunknoun

    in software projects under source control: the most current source tree, from which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  9. trunknoun

    A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

  10. trunkadjective

    Pertaining to a main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.

    Etymology: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trunknoun

    the stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk

  2. Trunknoun

    the body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs

  3. Trunknoun

    the main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches

  4. Trunknoun

    that part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column

  5. Trunknoun

    that segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus

  6. Trunknoun

    the proboscis of an elephant

  7. Trunknoun

    the proboscis of an insect

  8. Trunknoun

    a long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath

  9. Trunknoun

    a box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler

  10. Trunknoun

    a flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained

  11. Trunknoun

    a large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact

  12. Trunknoun

    a long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc

  13. Trunkverb

    to lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim

  14. Trunkverb

    to extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9

Freebase

  1. Trunk

    Trunk or torso is an anatomical term for the central part of the many animal bodies from which extend the neck and limbs. The trunk includes the thorax and abdomen.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trunk

    trungk, n. the stem of a tree: the body of an animal apart from the limbs: the main body of anything: anything long and hollow: the proboscis of an elephant: the shaft of a column, the dado or body of a pedestal: a water-course of planks leading from the race to the water-wheel: a large hollow piston in which a connecting-rod plays: a portable box or chest for clothes, &c., esp. on a journey: a flume, penstock.—adjs. Trunc′al, pertaining to the trunk, principal; Trunked, having a trunk: (Spens.) beheaded.—ns. Trunk′-fish, the coffer-fish; Trunk′ful, as much as will fill a trunk; Trunk′-hose, -breech′es, large hose or breeches formerly worn over the lower part of the body and the upper part of the legs; Trunk′-line, the main-line of a railway, canal, &c.; Trunk′-road, a main-road; Trunk′-sleeve (Shak.), a sleeve with the upper part puffed; Trunk′-work, work involving secrecy as by means of a trunk. [O. Fr. tronc—L. truncus, a stock—truncus, maimed.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trunk

    (See RUDDER-TRUNK.) Also, a large species of turtle. Also, a place for keeping fish in. Also, an iron hoop with a bag, used to catch crabs and lobsters.--Fire-trunks. Funnels fixed in fire-ships under the shrouds, to convey the flames to the masts, rigging, and sails.

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Entomology

  1. Trunk

    the thorax as a whole: the body.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trunk' in Nouns Frequency: #2778

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trunk in a Sentence

  1. Donna Emley:

    My eyes and face were swollen, and I had a rash all over my trunk.

  2. Jay Hahn:

    In-bee isn't flexible, her wrists aren't flexible so there's a limitation on her cocking. She also has limited trunk rotation... but she uses her swing to overcome her physical limitations.

  3. Pat Stayton:

    Both of the dogs reacted to the trunk of the silver Nissan that the defendant had driven and that the blue laundry basket was recovered from, indicating that the dogs were responding to the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle.

  4. Karen Crawford:

    I have never seen anything like it before. The squirrel had its paw raised and the bird had its beak wide open, it was like they were going to have a fight. Karen Crawford, 59, captured the face-off as the pair appeared to be having a row over a handful of nuts on a tree trunk. In the shot, the red squirrel is perched vertically on a tree stump with its paw in the air, as the bird sits on the other side with its beak wide open. (Credit: SWNS) Perhaps even more remarkable, Crawford admitted she did not even realize she took the photos until she got home. I thought wow when I got home and saw the picture and the reaction I have had to it has been really strong.

  5. Andy Solem:

    Trunk growth is slowing down, but we don't play in those markets given the slot constraints in these hubs. There is growth outside these cities.

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Translations for trunk

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  • حقيبة أمتعة, صندوقArabic
  • һандыҡ, морон, олонBashkir
  • куфар, хобат, ствол, багажнікBelarusian
  • стъбло, хобот, багажник, сандъкBulgarian
  • trompa, portaequipatge, tronc, maleterCatalan, Valencian
  • kmen, kufr, chobotCzech
  • snabelDanish
  • Stamm, Truhe, Rüssel, Koffer, KofferraumGerman
  • κορμός, πορτ-μπαγκάζ, μπαούλο, προβοσκίδα, αποσκευές, κόμβοςGreek
  • tronco, baúl, trompaSpanish
  • تنه, شنگ, صندوق, خرطومPersian
  • matkatavaratila, matkatavarasäiliö, kirstu, runko, puunrunko, tavaratila, takakontti, matkalaukku, matka-arkku, kärsä, tavarasäiliöFinnish
  • tronc, malle, valise, trompe, coffreFrench
  • búit, stocIrish
  • stoc, sròn, ciste-càirScottish Gaelic
  • troncoGalician
  • fatörzs, csomagtartó, törzs, bőrönd, ormányHungarian
  • կնճիթ, բեռնախցիկ, բունArmenian
  • koffort, stofn, bolur, skottIcelandic
  • proboscide, tronco, baule, bagagliaioItalian
  • 鼻, 中継回線, 幹, トランク, 行李, 長持Japanese
  • ტანი, საბარგულიGeorgian
  • 그루, 트렁크Korean
  • qurmKurdish
  • truncusLatin
  • MallLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • stumbrsLatvian
  • kahiwi, pūwai, tou, tou o te waka, tahiwi, kōhiwiMāori
  • ковчег, сурла, стебло, багажник, дебло, сандакMacedonian
  • ачааMongolian
  • bagolMaltese
  • kofferbak, koffer, slurf, laadruimte, stamDutch
  • pień, skrzynia, trąba, bagażnik, kufer, magistralaPolish
  • tronco, tromba, porta-malas, baú, porta-bagagem, malaPortuguese
  • portbagajRomanian
  • багажник, магистраль, ствол, сундук, хобот, магистральная линияRussian
  • сурла, surla, гепек, prtljažnik, дебло, deblo, сандук, ковчег, sanduk, пртљажник, gepek, стабло, стром, stablo, strom, шкриња, kovčeg, škrinjaSerbo-Croatian
  • kmeň, kufor, chobot, bedňa, skriňa, batožinový priestorSlovak
  • zaboj, kovček, prtljažnik, deblo, rilecSlovene
  • trungAlbanian
  • bagageutrymme, skuff, snabel, stam, koffert, baklucka, bagageluckaSwedish
  • కాండముTelugu
  • сандуқ‍Tajik
  • ลำต้น, ต้น, ลำThai
  • bulalayTagalog
  • куфер, хобот, скриня, багажник, стволUkrainian
  • beur, bodje, bukWalloon

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