Definition of Tramp

1. Noun. A disreputable vagrant. "He tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

Exact synonyms: Bum, Hobo
Specialized synonyms: Dosser, Street Person
Generic synonyms: Drifter, Floater, Vagabond, Vagrant

2. Verb. Travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition. "The children tramp to the playground"; "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hike
Derivative terms: Tramper

3. Noun. A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex.
Exact synonyms: Swinger
Generic synonyms: Debauchee, Libertine, Rounder
Derivative terms: Swing

4. Verb. Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud. "They tramp up the hill"; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
Exact synonyms: Footslog, Pad, Plod, Slog, Trudge
Generic synonyms: Walk
Specialized synonyms: Slop, Slosh, Splash, Splosh, Squelch, Squish
Derivative terms: Footslogger, Pad, Plodder, Plodder, Plodder, Plodding, Tramper, Trudge, Trudger

5. Noun. A foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure).
Exact synonyms: Hiker, Tramper
Specialized synonyms: Backpacker, Packer
Generic synonyms: Footer, Pedestrian, Walker
Derivative terms: Hike

6. Verb. Cross on foot. "We had to tramp the creeks"

7. Noun. A heavy footfall. "The tramp of military boots"
Generic synonyms: Footfall, Footstep, Step

8. Verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment. "They tramp in the countryside"; "They rolled from town to town"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Roll, Rove, Stray, Swan, Vagabond, Wander
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Maunder, Gad, Gallivant, Jazz Around
Related verbs: Drift, Err, Stray, Wander
Derivative terms: Drifter, Drifting, Ramble, Rambler, Roamer, Roving, Stray, Strayer, Vagabond, Vagabond, Vagabondage, Wanderer, Wandering

9. Noun. A commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule.
Exact synonyms: Tramp Steamer
Generic synonyms: Steamer, Steamship

10. Noun. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure. "She enjoys a hike in her spare time"
Exact synonyms: Hike, Hiking
Generic synonyms: Walk
Specialized synonyms: Trudge
Derivative terms: Hike

Definition of Tramp

1. v. t. To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.

2. v. i. To travel; to wander; to stroll.

3. n. A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp.

Definition of Tramp

1. Noun. (pejorative) A homeless person, a vagabond. ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative) A disreputable woman. ¹

3. Noun. Any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call. ¹

4. Noun. Short for trampoline, especially very small ones. ¹

5. Noun. (New Zealand) (Australia) A long walk, generally of more than one day, in a scenic or wilderness area. ¹

6. Verb. To walk with heavy footsteps. ¹

7. Verb. To walk for a long time (usually through difficult terrain). ¹

8. Verb. To hitchhike ¹

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Definition of Tramp

1. to walk with a firm, heavy step [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tramp

trammel net
tramp (current term)
tramp's spurge
tramp chair
tramp data
tramp down
tramp iron
tramp stamp
tramp stamps
tramp steamer
tramp steamers

Literary usage of Tramp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American War Ballads and Lyrics: A Collection of the Songs and Ballads of by George Cary Eggleston (1889)
"tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, On", cheer up, comrades, they will come, And beneath the starry flag we shall breathe the air again, ..."

2. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1905)
"And it's tramp, tramp, tramp, as he trudges through the dust, While his eyes are nearly blinded by the rushing, whirling gust; And it's splish, splash, ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1908)
"tramp! GEORGE F. ROOT. PART I.—"THE PRISONERS' HOPE." IN the prison cell I sit, Thinking, mother, dear, of you, And our bright and happy home so far away, ..."

4. Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives by Allan Pinkerton (1878)
"These are the tramp-printers. Never was there another such a shrewd, good-natured, harmless, and yet reckless class of strollers on earth. ..."

5. Zimmermann on Ocean Shipping by Erich Walter Zimmermann (1921)
"The tendency, therefore, is for newly built tramp ships to be capable of a somewhat ... British predominance in tramp shipping.—British maritime supremacy ..."

6. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1896)
"So long as the movements of vagrants are unrestricted, the tramp will find ... There is, first, the tramp, pure and simple, who, like the lily of the field ..."

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