Definition of Trident

1. Noun. A spear with three prongs.

Terms within: Prong
Generic synonyms: Lance, Shaft, Spear



Definition of Trident

1. n. A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune.

2. a. Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.

Definition of Trident

1. Noun. A three-pronged spear somewhat resembling a pitchfork. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trident

1. a spear having three prongs [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trident

1. 1. A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, the common attribute of Neptune. 2. A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators. 3. A three-pronged fish spear. 4. A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in the direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction. Trident bat, an Asiatic rhinolophid bat (Triaenops Persicus), having the nose membrane in the shape of a trident. Origin: L. Tridens, -entis; tri- (see Tri-) + dens tooth: cf. F. Trident. See Tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trident

tridecagon
tridecagonal
tridecagons
tridecamer
tridecameric
tridecamers
tridecane
tridecanes
tridecanoic
tridecanoic acid
tridecaphobia
tridecatoic
tridecatylene
tridecennary
tridecyl
trident (current term)
trident hand
tridental
tridentate
tridented
tridentlike
tridents
tridermic
tridermoma
tridiagonal
tridiagonalization
tridiapason
tridigitate
tridihexethyl chloride
tridimensional

Literary usage of Trident

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The trident as the symbol of the sovereignty of the sea is found as early ... The emblematical figure of Britannia holds the trident as mistress of the sea. ..."

2. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"Investigation of Theft of Design Information For the W-88 trident D-5 Thermonuclear Warhead The Select Committee received information about the US ..."

3. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India. : An Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1776)
"... in conferring the moft beneficial gift on mankind- Neptune (truck the earth with his trident and produced the ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1803)
"1 The stanzas of Thomson h^iye, since the publication of the trident, been communicated to us, considerably altered, with a view to improvement, ..."

5. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1880)
"Explain the mode in -which the geometrical passage of the double-horned to the tridentine form takes place, and specify in the trident the morphological ..."

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