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trig

1

[ trig ]

noun

, Informal.


trig

2

[ trig ]

adjective

  1. neat, trim, smart, or spruce.

    Synonyms: orderly, tidy

  2. in good physical condition; sound; well.

verb (used with object)

, trigged, trig·ging.
  1. to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out ).

trig

3

[ trig ]

verb (used with object)

, Dialect.
, trigged, trig·ging.
  1. to support or prop, as with a wedge.
  2. to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).

noun

  1. a wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.

trig.

4

abbreviation for

  1. trigonometric.
  2. trigonometrical.
  3. trigonometry.

trig

1

/ trɪɡ /

adjective

  1. neat or spruce


verb

  1. to make or become trim or spruce

trig

2

/ trɪɡ /

noun

  1. a wedge or prop

verb

  1. to block or stop
  2. to prop or support

trig.

3

abbreviation for

  1. trigonometrical
  2. trigonometry

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Derived Forms

  • ˈtrigness, noun
  • ˈtrigly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • trigness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trig1

First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening

Origin of trig2

First recorded in 1150–1200 for earlier sense; 1505–15 trig 2fordef 1; Middle English trig(g) “true, trusty,” from Old Norse tryggr “loyal, safe”; cognate with Gothic triggws “loyal, true, faithful”; true

Origin of trig3

First recorded in 1585–95; from Old Norse tryggja “to make fast, secure”; trig 2( def ), true

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trig1

C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true

Origin of trig2

C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse tryggja to make secure; see trig 1

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Example Sentences

“I think in regard to Trig, anything is possible,” McGinniss writes.

Palin dedicates the book to her 2-year old son, Trig, who has Down syndrome.

The media frenzy around them was astonishing—they were rock stars, from Bristol and Levi down to little Trig.

How could I ever forget the sight of a banner held up high to say “We Are Here For Trig”?

Has Senator McCain simply forgotten that Calculus Algebra Trig has Down Syndrome?

Jane was a trig, neat body; small, as the coast girls often are—I wonder why?

Harry and Seth made everything trig and came in last, leaving the cat-boat at anchor far out.

The trig little sail-boat turned out to be a respectable yacht, steam, at that.

Trig′amist, one who marries three wives; Trig′amy, the state of having three husbands or wives at the same time.

Trigla, trig′la, n. the typical genus of Triglid, the gurnards.

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