Definition of Trap

1. Noun. A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.

Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Terms within: Bait, Decoy, Lure
Generic synonyms: Device
Specialized synonyms: Flytrap, Lobster Pot, Mantrap, Mousetrap, Net, Pit, Pitfall, Pound Net, Rattrap, Gin, Noose, Snare, Steel Trap, Entanglement, Web

2. Verb. Place in a confining or embarrassing position. "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
Exact synonyms: Pin Down
Generic synonyms: Confine, Detain

3. Noun. Drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas.
Generic synonyms: Drain, Drainpipe, Waste Pipe

4. Verb. Catch in or as if in a trap. "They trap the animals"; "The men trap foxes"
Exact synonyms: Ensnare, Entrap, Snare, Trammel
Category relationships: Hunt, Hunting
Generic synonyms: Capture, Catch
Specialized synonyms: Gin
Derivative terms: Snare, Snarer, Trapper

5. Noun. Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares. "It was all a snare and delusion"
Exact synonyms: Snare
Generic synonyms: Design, Plan
Specialized synonyms: Iron Trap, Speed Trap
Derivative terms: Snare

6. Verb. Hold or catch as if in a trap. "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Take Hold

7. Noun. A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters.
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device

8. Verb. To hold fast or prevent from moving. "The fighter managed to trap his opponent"; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

9. Noun. The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
Exact synonyms: Ambuscade, Ambush, Lying In Wait
Generic synonyms: Coup De Main, Surprise Attack
Specialized synonyms: Dry-gulching
Derivative terms: Ambuscade, Ambush, Ambush

10. Noun. Informal terms for the mouth.
Exact synonyms: Cakehole, Gob, Hole, Maw, Yap
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Oral Cavity, Oral Fissure, Rima Oris

11. Noun. A light two-wheeled carriage.
Generic synonyms: Carriage, Equipage, Rig

12. Noun. A hazard on a golf course.
Exact synonyms: Bunker, Sand Trap
Group relationships: Golf Course, Links Course
Generic synonyms: Hazard
Derivative terms: Bunker

Definition of Trap

1. v. t. To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.

2. n. An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic- augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock.

3. a. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

4. n. A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.

5. v. t. To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.

6. v. i. To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

Definition of Trap

1. Noun. A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body. ¹

2. Noun. A trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense. ¹

3. Noun. A covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor. ¹

4. Noun. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball; the game of trapball itself. ¹

5. Noun. Any device used to hold and suddenly release an object. ¹

6. Noun. A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids. ¹

7. Noun. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet. ¹

8. Noun. (historical) A light two-wheeled carriage with springs. ¹

9. Noun. A kind of movable stepladder. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) A person's mouth. ¹

11. Noun. (context: plural) belongings ¹

12. Noun. (slang) Short for trapezius muscle in bodybuilding ¹

13. Noun. (slang pejorative) An arguably convincing crossdresser, transvestite or transsexual, a person born with male genitalia that one engages in a relationship with, believing that person to have been born with female genitalia. ¹

14. Noun. (computing) An exception generated by the processor. ¹

15. Noun. (Australia slang historical) A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) To leave suddenly, to flee. ¹

21. Verb. (computing) (intransitive) To capture (e.g. an error) in order to handle or process it. ¹

22. Noun. A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trap

1. to catch in a trap (a device for capturing and holding animals) [v TRAPPED or TRAPT, TRAPPING, TRAPS]

Medical Definition of Trap

1. An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-coloured, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc, but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock. Trap tufa, Trap tuff, a kind of fragmental rock made up of fragments and earthy materials from trap rocks. Origin: Sw. Trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. Trappe, G. Treppe, D. Trap; so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See Tramp. 1. A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes. "She would weep if that she saw a mouse Caught in a trap." (Chaucer) 2. A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares. "Let their table be made a snare and a trap." (Rom. Xi. 9) "God and your majesty Protect mine innocence, or I fall into The trap is laid for me!" (Shak) 3. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc, to be shot at. 4. The game of trapball. 5. A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc, arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids. 6. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc, where air accumulates for want of an outlet. 7. A wagon, or other vehicle. 8. A kind of movable stepladder. Trap stairs, a staircase leading to a trapdoor. Trap tree the jack; so called because it furnishes a kind of birdlime. See 1st Jack. Origin: OE. Trappe, AS. Treppe; akin to OD.trappe, OHG. Trapo; probably fr. The root of E. Tramp, as that which is trod upon: cf. F. Trappe, which is trod upon: cf. F. Trappe, which perhaps influenced the English word. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trap

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