Trait

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Trait \Trait\, noun [F., fr. L. tractus, fr. trahere to draw. See {Trace}, v., and cf. {Tract} a region, {Trace} a strap, {Tret}.]

1. A stroke; a touch.

By this single trait Homer makes an essential difference between the Iliad and Odyssey. --Broome.

2. A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.

Note: Formerly pronounced tr[=a], as in French, and still so pronounced to some extent in England.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

trait

noun

1: a distinguishing feature of your personal nature


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