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[trent] /trɛnt/
Italian Trento. Ancient Tridentum. a city in N Italy, on the Adige River.
Council of, the ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church that met at Trent intermittently from 1545 to 1563, and defined church doctrine and condemned the Reformation.
a river in central England, flowing NE from Staffordshire to the Humber. 170 miles (275 km) long. Unabridged
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  • The serving-women had disappeared; Trent and the Mongol were alone but for the two mailed sentinels at the doorway.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • The feeling on both sides was intensified by the "Trent Affair."

    Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold
  • He parted the window-draperies with one hand, motioning to Trent with the other.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • A boat put off from the "San Jacinto," and made for the "Trent."

  • She had no questions as to how his struggle with the Governor of Trent's emissaries had fared.

    Clementina A.E.W. Mason
British Dictionary definitions for Trent


a river in central England, rising in Staffordshire and flowing generally northeast into the Humber: the chief river of the Midlands. Length: 270 km (170 miles)
Also Trient the German name for Trento
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Trent

river in England, from Celtic, perhaps "great wanderer," in reference to its flooding. The city in Italy (Italian Trento) is Roman Tridentum, in reference to the triple-peaked mountain nearby. The great ecumenical council there was from 1543-63.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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