Travis

[trav-is]
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for travis

Contemporary Examples of travis

Historical Examples of travis

  • He felt that Mrs. Travis must read in his face the curiosity that consumed him.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • Mrs. Travis smiled, as though there were lots of things in her head that she was not going to say.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • When Dr. Travis gripped his collar he let out a long, protesting howl.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • He hesitated just a moment and glanced questioningly at Mrs. Travis.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • After he—died, we stayed on in Dr. Travis' cabin, where he had sheltered and cared for your father.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott


Word Origin and History for travis

Travis

masc. proper name, also a surname (late 12c.), from an Old French word meaning "to cross over," related to traverse. Probably a name for a gatekeeper or the toll collector of a bridge.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper