- transgender or transsexual: Their son is trans. Laura is a trans woman.
- a person who is transgender or transsexual.
Origin of trans
- a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin (transcend; transfix); on this model, used with the meanings “across,” “beyond,” “through,” “changing thoroughly,” “transverse,” in combination with elements of any origin: transisthmian; trans-Siberian; transempirical; transvalue.
- Chemistry. a prefix denoting a geometric isomer having a pair of identical atoms or groups on the opposite sides of two atoms linked by a double bond.Compare cis-(def 2).
- Astronomy. a prefix denoting something farther from the sun (than a given planet): trans-Martian; trans-Neptunian.
- a prefix meaning “on the other side of,” referring to the misalignment of one’s gender identity with one's biological sex assigned at birth: transgender; transsexual.
Origin of trans-
- in transit; en route.
Origin of in trans.
Examples from the Web for trans
Contemporary Examples of trans
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.
Here she is in June saying “Trans politics and feminism have never been headed to the same place.”Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism
January 3, 2015
The sad fact is that more than 41 percent of trans people admit making at least one suicide attempt in their lifetime.
Is there something wrong with trans people that drives us to self-harm?
Historical Examples of trans
It is worth while referring to Mr. MacRitchie's article in Trans.Folklore as an Historical Science
George Laurence Gomme
Writings of Petitot, Morice, &c., especially the latter in Trans.
Full accounts of the capture of this last specimen have been given in the Trans.Extinct Birds
This has been trans, into German by M. Bruns, Karlsruhe, 1894.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
His transfer to another jail was indicated by the abbreviation "trans."Robert Tournay
sometimes before s- tran-
- across, beyond, crossing, on the other sidetransoceanic; trans-Siberian; transatlantic
- changing thoroughlytransliterate
- (often in italics) indicating that a chemical compound has a molecular structure in which two groups or atoms are on opposite sides of a double bondtrans-butadiene Compare cis- (def. 2)
Word Origin for trans-
Word Origin and History for trans
prefix meaning "across, beyond, to go beyond," from Latin trans-, from prep. trans "across, over, beyond," probably originally present participle of a verb *trare-, meaning "to cross" (see through).
- Having two genes, each carrying a mutation, located on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair.
- Across; on the other side; beyond:transilient.
- Change; transfer:transketolation.
- Having a pair of identical atoms on opposite sides of two atoms linked by a double bond. Used of a geometric isomer. Usually in italic:trans-butene.