• The barber shop quartette on the trip home
    The barber shop quartette on the trip home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trip get high, stoned, or drugged "He trips every weekend"
    • v trip put in motion or move to act "trigger a reaction","actuate the circuits"
    • v trip make a trip for pleasure
    • v trip miss a step and fall or nearly fall "She stumbled over the tree root"
    • v trip cause to stumble "The questions on the test tripped him up"
    • n trip an unintentional but embarrassing blunder "he recited the whole poem without a single trip","he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later","confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
    • n trip a light or nimble tread "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
    • n trip a journey for some purpose (usually including the return) "he took a trip to the shopping center"
    • n trip a catch mechanism that acts as a switch "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
    • n trip an exciting or stimulating experience
    • n trip an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall "he blamed his slip on the ice","the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
    • n trip a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs "an acid trip"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Blue denims for the trip home Blue denims for the trip home
The trip across The trip across

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers
    • Trip A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt. "I took a trip to London on the death of the queen."
    • Trip A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake. "Imperfect words, with childish trips .""Each seeming trip , and each digressive start."
    • Trip (Zoöl) A flock of widgeons.
    • Trip A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
    • Trip A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip. "His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door."
    • Trip (Naut) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
    • Trip A small piece; a morsel; a bit. "A trip of cheese."
    • Trip A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing. "And watches with a trip his foe to foil.""It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground."
    • Trip A troop of men; a host.
    • Trip Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail. "Till his tongue trip .""A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.""Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to trip , but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.""What? dost thou verily trip upon a word?"
    • Trip To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; -- often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling. "The words of Hobbes's defense trip up the heels of his cause."
    • Trip To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called trip up. "These her women can trip me if I err."
    • Trip To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
    • Trip To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by it. See It, 5. "This horse anon began to trip and dance.""Come, and trip it, as you go,
      On the light fantastic toe."
      "She bounded by, and tripped so light
      They had not time to take a steady sight."
    • Trip To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail. "To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword."
    • Trip (Naut) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
    • Trip (Naut) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
    • Trip (Mach) To release, let fall, or set free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent; to activate by moving a release mechanism, often unintentionally; as, to trip an alarm.
    • Trip To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
    • n trip The set of mine cars run into or out of the mine as a unit or train.
    • trip To run or step lightly; skip, dance, or walk nimbly along; move with a quick, light tread.
    • trip To make a brisk movement with the feet; prance.
    • trip To take a voyage or journey; make a jaunt or excursion.
    • trip To stumble; strike the foot against something so as to lose the step and come near falling; make a false step; lose the footing.
    • trip Hence Figuratively, to make a false movement; err; go wrong; be guilty of an inconsistency or an inaccuracy.
    • trip To rush by: said of deer.
    • trip Synonyms Hop, Leap, etc. See skip.
    • trip To perform with a light or tripping step, as a dance.
    • trip To cause to stumble or fall, make a false step, or lose the footing by catching or entangling the feet or suddenly checking their free action: often followed by up.
    • trip To cause to stumble by placing an obstruction in the way; hence, to give a wrong turn to, or cause to halt or stumble, by presenting a mental or moral stumbling-block.
    • trip To catch in a fault, offense, or error; detect in a misstep or blunder.
    • trip Nautical: To loose, as an anchor from the bottom by means of its cable or buoy-rope.
    • trip To turn, as a yard, from a horizontal to a vertical position.
    • trip Theat., to double in the center: said of a drop so situated that there is not room enough to hoist it out of sight.
    • trip In mech.: To strike against, as a moving part against an obstruction.
    • trip To release suddenly, as the clutch of the windlass of a pile-driver, or the valve-closing mechanism in the trip-gear of a steam-engine, etc.
    • n trip A light, short step; a lively movement of the feet.
    • n trip A journey or voyage; an excursion; a jaunt; specifically, in transportation, the performance of service one way over a route, the performance of service both ways being a round trip.
    • n trip A sudden seizure or catch, as that by which a wrestler throws his antagonist.
    • n trip A stumble by the loss of foothold or a striking of the foot against an object.
    • n trip In machinery, a hitting of a moving part against some obstruction to its free movement.
    • n trip A failure; an error; a blunder.
    • n trip In the fisheries, the catch, take, or fare of fish caught during a voyage; the proceeds of a trip in fish.
    • n trip Nautical, a single board or tack in plying to windward.
    • n trip In coursing, an unsuccessful effort of the dogs to kill.
    • n trip A small arch over a drain.
    • n trip Synonyms Tour, Travel, etc. See journey.
    • n trip A number of animals (rarely of persons) together; a flock.
    • n trip Race; family.
    • n trip A piece (?).
    • n trip Three pence sterling.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.
    • v.i Trip trip to move with short, light steps: to stumble and fall: to err, to go wrong, to make a slip in chastity: to fail
    • v.t Trip to cause to stumble by striking one's feet from under him (with up): to overthrow by taking away support: to catch: to catch in a fault: to loosen, as an anchor, from the bottom, by a long rope: to turn, as a yard, from a horizontal to a vertical position: to fold in the middle, as a deep stage-drop: to strike against:—pr.p. trip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. tripped
    • n Trip a light, short step: a catch by which an antagonist is thrown: one of the points in coursing, when the hare is thrown off its legs: a false step: a mistake: a short voyage or journey, a jaunt
    • ***


  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”
  • James Thurber
    “Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”
  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    “It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
  • Caskie Stinnett
    Caskie Stinnett
    “A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trippen,; akin to D. trippen, Dan. trippe, and E. tramp,. See Tramp


In literature:

The trip won't pay you.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
He had not been having a bad time himself on his trip around the world!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
However, the Parson was not always away on trips.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Only a few days later he left the Bruncknow house for a longer trip than usual.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Safely back in P. The trip was made in comparatively quick time.
"An Aviator's Field Book" by Oswald Bölcke
On the same trip the clam and crab fisheries may be seen.
"The Beauties of the State of Washington" by Harry F. Giles
Then you had nothing to do with Rosendo's trip?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Then a night trip by Highline Express took him to London where he busied himself for some hours.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
It was the easiest part of our trip.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
One morning our daily trip to the steamship office bore fruit.
"Gold" by Stewart White

In poetry:

Down by yon garden green,
Sae merrily as she gaes;
She has twa weel-made feet,
And she trips upon her taes.
"The Laird Of Waristoun" by Andrew Lang
Ah! never, never may you know,
For little waves trip merrily;
And never, never may you know,
For sweet the little roses be.
"Congratulation" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Oh she tripped over Ocknell plain,
And down by Bradley Water;
And the fairest maid on the forest side
Was Jane, the keeper's daughter.
"A New Forest Ballad" by Charles Kingsley
Why then—ah! then. Go you his ways,
Not mine. His is the summer sea,
On which the little waves shall trip;
And his the little roses be.
"Congratulation" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And she came tripping doun the stair,
And a' her maids before her;
As soon as they saw her weel-far'd face,
They coost the glamer o'er her.
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
Which being lost, behold the thrall!
Anon Faith loses Sense and all;
Thus unawares cuts Sense's breath,
While Sense trips up the heels of Faith.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Hockey coach trips 13-year-old player.
A trip to the Pocono Mountains can take visitors upward to cloud-enveloped peaks, down into the valley for fishing and canoeing or even back in time.
A lot can happen to meat, dairy, produce and groceries on the trip from the manufacturing plant or field to the grocery store.
You know that monthlong trip you've been fantasizing about.
(CBS News) At only 5 months old, Avery Canahuati has already had her first kiss, her first tattoo (temporary), and her first trip to college.
This was my inaugural trip to the town and my first time as a "festivarian," as Telluride Bluegrass attendees are called.
The Brad Shepard, D-Day on D-Day Trip.
Avenged Sevenfold's 'So Far Away' is a trip down memory lane.
He tells Parade magazine he and his buddies are going to take a camping trip somewhere.
Three hours after embarking on a Sunday afternoon Napa Valley "field trip" that had started in Calistoga, we'd only made it as far south as St Helena.
Next week JCB launches Backhoes Across America, a 26-day road trip in hopes to raise $1 million for the rebuilding of Haiti.
" Backpacker Magazine" gear editor Kristin Hostetter stops by "The Saturday Early Show" and offers tips for an affordable trip in the wild.
This was TGR's second trip of the season to the iconic BC lodge.
I zigzagged 4,000 miles across the Deep South on a road trip this summer and fall.
Need to getaway for a Mid-Winter weekend trip that would be exciting and totally different from any winter trip that you have ever taken.

In science:

The parameter τc is the cavity round trip time and δ0 is the difference of the phase velocity of the lasers without coupling.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
This procedure yields an overall delay trt for the full round-trip.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
An interesting gain of this investigation is that if looked at this as a round trip from classification of finite simple groups to such T ’s, we get uniform bounds for some of the existence results in the classification of finite simple groups.
Definable groups for dependent and 2-dependent theories
Fox R.H.: A Quick Trip through Knot Theory. 1962 Topology of 3-manifolds and related topics (Proc.
Invariants of Welded Virtual Knots Via Crossed Module Invariants of Knotted Surfaces
Trip permutation πG ∈ Sn is defined such that πG (i) = j whenever trip that starts at the boundary vertex labeled i ends at boundary vertex j .
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian