tramp

Definitions

  • Them tramps set there lookin' so sassy and lazy, nateral as life
    Them tramps set there lookin' so sassy and lazy, nateral as life
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tramp move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment "The gypsies roamed the woods","roving vagabonds","the wandering Jew","The cattle roam across the prairie","the laborers drift from one town to the next","They rolled from town to town"
    • v tramp cross on foot "We had to tramp the creeks"
    • v tramp travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
    • v tramp walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
    • n tramp a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"
    • n tramp a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
    • n tramp a heavy footfall "the tramp of military boots"
    • n tramp a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    • n tramp a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    • n tramp a disreputable vagrant "a homeless tramp","he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese used to open shrimp by flaying the shells with bamboo poles. Until a few years ago, in factories where dried shrimp were being prepared, "shrimp dancers" were hired to tramp on the shells with special shoes.
    • Tramp A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp .
    • Tramp A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond.
    • Tramp A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade.
    • Tramp A tool for trimming hedges.
    • Tramp The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching.
    • Tramp To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.
    • Tramp To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.
    • v. i Tramp To travel; to wander; to stroll.
    • Tramp To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tramp To run (a tramp steamer), taking on merchandise at one port and selling it wherever possible or carrying freight anywhere desired.
    • tramp To sail on a tramp steamer.
    • tramp To tread under foot; trample.
    • tramp To tread (clothes) in water, so as to cleanse or scour them.
    • tramp To travel over on foot: as, to tramp a country.
    • tramp To walk, especially to walk with heavy step; tread; march; go on foot.
    • tramp To go about as a vagrant or vagabond.
    • n tramp The sound made by the feet in walking or marching.
    • n tramp An excursion or journey on foot; a walk.
    • n tramp A plate of iron worn by ditchers, etc., under the hollow of the foot, to save the shoe in pressing the spade into the earth.
    • n tramp An instrument for trimming hedges.
    • n tramp An itinerant mechanic: same as tramper, 2.
    • n tramp An idle vagrant; a homeless vagabond. Also tramper.
    • n tramp A freight-vessel that does not run in any regular line, but takes a cargo wherever the shippers desire: also used attributively, as in tramp steamer. Also called ocean tramp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Tramp tramp to tread, to travel over on foot:
    • v.i Tramp to walk, to go on foot: to wander about as a vagrant
    • n Tramp a foot-journey: a vagrant: a plate of iron worn by diggers under the hollow of the foot to save the shoe
    • v.t Tramp tramp (Scot.) to tread clothes in a tub of water so as to cleanse them
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trampen,; akin to LG. trampen, G. trampeln, LG. & D. trappen, Dan. trampe, Sw. & Icel. trampa, Goth. anatrimpan, to press upon; also to D. trap, a step, G. treppe, steps, stairs. Cf. Trap a kind of rock, Trape Trip (v. i.) Tread
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. trampen; an extension of trap, trip; cf. Ger. trampen.

Usage

In literature:

Tramping aboard they proceeded to the cabin at the after end of the vessel.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
For numbers of tramps had come through on the material-trains.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
That day the boys tramped nearly two miles around the island.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
This tramp-cyclist, this sketch-comedian was making her, Lily Clifton, patch up his dresses!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Down and down they tramped, chopping away smaller obstructions, until they were stopped by a wide fen that belted the section.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
You young tropical tramps!
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
It revealed a tramp of about nine hundred tons.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
I'm game for an all-night tramp.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
You're worse'n tramps, you boys be, running over honest people's land, and stealing fruit.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
I see that you consider me a tramp, but it is a mistake.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
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In poetry:

Underneath the ivied wall,
Where the silent shadows fall,
Lies the pathway chill and damp
Where the world-quit dreamers tramp.
"The Monk's Walk" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
"I stand on ways that are trodden
With the weary tramp of feet;
And the hollow sound of their marching
Have made my own less sweet.
"The House Of The Singing Birds" by Alexander Anderson
The mighty legions crossed the roofs
And stormed the distant hill;
Faint grew the sound of tramping hoofs,
And lo! then all was still.
"In The Night" by Charles Hanson Towne
The little dead hearts will tramp ungrieving
Behind lone-riding you,
The heart so high, the heart so living,
Heart that they never knew.
"Lines Written In The Belief That The Ancient Roman Festival Of The Dead Was Called Ambarvalia" by Rupert Brooke
What could be heard of his music,
Were it ever so noble and sweet,
In the hurry of life and its battle,
And the tramp and clangour of feet?
"No Room For The Poet" by Alexander Anderson
The murderous glitter and tramp,
And the lives that are mown like grain,
The cheers of the victors' camp,
And the clammy sleep of the slain.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin

In news:

A few pictures from this year's Hobo Fest, the annual gathering of tramps, wanderers, and vagabonds—plus the odd hipster or two—at the old Pullman factory building at 111th and Cottage Grove.
The singer Peggy Lee filed suit in Los Angeles yesterday against the Walt Disney Company, charging breach of contract in the release of a video-cassette version of the 1955 movie "Lady and the Tramp" without her consent.
It brings back images of Lady and the Tramp.
More specifically, my own schedule with Saddle Tramps .
This typically takes 10-15 Tramps about 15 hours of rolling to accomplish.
That's all Tramps had till Friday.
While some Tramps were setting up the streamers, a majority of us were at the baseball game.
Walt Disney Studios adds Lady and the Tramp to their Blu-ray Diamond Collection.
"Lady and The Tramp " Is Back.
The 'Pride' of Mike Tramp .
The Lady Is a Tramp .
A new perspective on the phrase LADY AND THE TRAMP .
Watch Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's 'Lady Is a Tramp ' Video.
Hear Gaga Sing 'Lady Is a Tramp ' With Tony Bennett.
The lady is a tramp .
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In science:

The reason for this behaviour is that, for very long times, how the traps are configured is not essential in the trapping kinetics, and the the slow ΦN (t) ∼ t−N/2 power law decay of the fixed tramp (or “lamb”) case settles down.
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
Next, the offset field in region 1 is ramped down to the offset field in region 2 in the ramping time tramp , thereby doubling the trap volume.
Storage and Adiabatic Cooling of Polar Molecules in a Microstructured Trap
Therefore, in the experiment tramp is varied to analyze the time scale of adiabaticity; a subsequent holding time before unloading is chosen such that tramp + thold = 1.1 s = const.
Storage and Adiabatic Cooling of Polar Molecules in a Microstructured Trap
Figs. 4(b) and (c) compare the TOF unloading signal for the slowest (tramp = 1000 ms) and fastest (tramp = 5 ms) ramping where the most significant signal difference is expected.
Storage and Adiabatic Cooling of Polar Molecules in a Microstructured Trap
Molecules with tramp = 1000 ms arrive later and decay slower than molecules with tramp = 5 ms. (c) Close-up of the normalized rising edge signal.
Storage and Adiabatic Cooling of Polar Molecules in a Microstructured Trap
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