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

Trap \Trap\, verb (used with an object) [AS. treppan. See {Trap} a snare.]

1. To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.

2. Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap. "I trapped the foe." --Dryden.

3. To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th {Trap}, 5.

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

Trap \Trap\, verb (used without an object) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

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

Trap \Trap\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Trapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trapping}.] [Akin to OE. trappe trappings, and perhaps from an Old French word of the same origin as E. drab a kind of cloth.] To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.

Steeds . . . that trapped were in steel all glittering. --Chaucer.

To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed. --Spenser.

There she found her palfrey trapped In purple blazoned with armorial gold. --Tennyson.

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

Trap \Trap\, noun [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}.] (Geol.) 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}.

{Trap tufa}, {Trap tuff}, a kind of fragmental rock made up of fragments and earthy materials from trap rocks.

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

Trap \Trap\, adjective Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

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

Trap \Trap\, noun [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.]

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. Fig.: 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. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.

8. A kind of movable stepladder. --Knight.

{Trap stairs}, a staircase leading to a trapdoor.

{Trap tree} (Bot.) the jack; -- so called because it furnishes a kind of birdlime. See 1st {Jack}.

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

trap

noun

1: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

2: drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

3: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: {trap}, {snare}]

4: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

5: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise [syn: {ambush}, {ambuscade}, {lying in wait}, {trap}]

6: informal terms for the mouth [syn: {trap}, {cakehole}, {hole}, {maw}, {yap}, {gob}]

7: a light two-wheeled carriage

8: a hazard on a golf course [syn: {bunker}, {sand trap}, {trap}]

verb

1: place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation" [syn: {trap}, {pin down}]

2: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" [syn: {trap}, {entrap}, {snare}, {ensnare}, {trammel}]

3: hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

4: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree" [syn: {trap}, {pin}, {immobilize}, {immobilise}]


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