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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trap /ˈtræp/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trapped p. pr. & vb. n. Trapping.]  To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.
    Steeds . . . that trapped were in steel all glittering.   --Chaucer.
    To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed.   --Spenser.
 There she found her palfrey trapped
  In purple blazoned with armorial gold.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap, n.  Geol. An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock.
 Trap tufa, Trap tuff, a kind of fragmental rock made up of fragments and earthy materials from trap rocks.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap, a. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap, n.
 1. A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.
 She would weep if that she saw a mouse
 Caught in a trap.   --Chaucer.
 2. Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.
    Let their table be made a snare and a trap.   --Rom. xi. 9.
 God and your majesty
 Protect mine innocence, or I fall into
 The trap is laid for me!   --Shak.
 3. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at.
 4. The game of trapball.
 5. A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids.
 6. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
 7. A wagon, or other vehicle. [Colloq.]
 8. A kind of movable stepladder.
 Trap stairs, a staircase leading to a trapdoor.
 Trap tree Bot. the jack; -- so called because it furnishes a kind of birdlime. See 1st Jack.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap v. t.
 1. To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
 2. Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap. “I trapped the foe.”
 3. To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap, v. i. To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be
           caught and penned
      2: drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that
         holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
      3: something (often something deceptively attractive) that
         catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap
         questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: snare]
      4: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
      5: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack
         by surprise [syn: ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait]
      6: informal terms for the mouth [syn: cakehole, hole, maw,
          yap, gob]
      7: a light two-wheeled carriage
      8: a hazard on a golf course [syn: bunker, sand trap]
      v 1: place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was
           trapped in a difficult situation"
      2: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" [syn: entrap,
          snare, ensnare, trammel]
      3: hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth
         trap food particles"
      4: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned
         under the fallen tree" [syn: pin, immobilize, immobilise]
      [also: trapping, trapped]