Trine a. Threefold; triple; as, trine dimensions, or length, breadth, and thickness.
1. Astrol. The aspect of planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or one third of the zodiac; trigon.
In sextile, square, and trine. --Milton.
2. A triad; trinity. [R.]
A single trine of brazen tortoises. --Mrs. Browning.
Eternal One, Almighty Trine! --Keble.
Trine, v. t. To put in the aspect of a trine. [R.]
By fortune he [Saturn] was now to Venus trined. --Dryden.
n : the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
[syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce,
leash, troika, triad, trinity, ternary, ternion,
triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]