Definition of Trice

1. Noun. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat). "If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Exact synonyms: Blink Of An Eye, Flash, Heartbeat, Instant, Jiffy, New York Minute, Split Second, Twinkling, Wink
Generic synonyms: Bit, Minute, Mo, Moment, Second
Derivative terms: Flash



2. Verb. Raise with a line. "Trice a window shade"
Exact synonyms: Trice Up
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise

3. Verb. Hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope.
Exact synonyms: Trice Up
Generic synonyms: Hoist, Lift, Wind

Definition of Trice

1. v. t. To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away.

2. n. A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- now used only in the phrase in a trice.

Definition of Trice

1. Noun. A very short time; an instant; a moment; – now used only in the phrase ''in a trice''. ¹

2. Verb. To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away. ¹

3. Verb. To haul and tie up by means of a rope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trice

1. to haul up with a rope [v TRICED, TRICING, TRICES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trice

tricarbimide
tricarbimides
tricarbonyl
tricarbonyls
tricarboxylic
tricarboxylic acid
tricarboxylic acid cycle
tricarboxylic acids
tricars
tricast
tricasts
tricategories
tricategory
trication
trications
trice (current term)
trice up
triced
tricellular
tricenarian
tricenarians
tricenary
tricennial
tricentenary
tricentennial
tricentennials
tricep
tricephalus
triceps
triceps brachii

Literary usage of Trice

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"App. 318) trice v. STATE. (No. 11377. ... State against Frank trice. From the judgment and the overruling of his motion for a new trial, trice brings error. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"Sp. tris, crack, noise made in breaking, thence a trice, an instant. ... To trice. To hoist or hale up aloft. " For the horses he had, them he made to be ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Superior Courts of Law in the by Elihu Hall Bay (1811)
"JOHN SNEE against MEREDITH trice. MOTION for new trial. ... Early in the month of March, while the employment, defendant trice was clearing up this field ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"238 ; in this trice of time, K. Lear, ii 219. ' And wasteth with a trice ... Span, iris, noise made by the breaking of glass ; also, a trice, a short time, ..."

5. Reports of Cases in Equity Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of by James Iredell, North Carolina Supreme Court (1846)
"And then it prays for a discovery from Noah trice and Samuel Strayhorn, and for satisfaction out of this tract of land, and for general relief. ..."

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