Definitions of trap

  1. To set traps for game.
  2. To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
  3. Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
  4. To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.
  5. To dress with ornaments; to adorn; - said especially of horses.
  6. To catch in, or as in, a snare or spring; to ambush or ensnare, as the enemy; to take by trick or stratagem; as, to trap a thief; to furnish with a trap, as a drain; colloquially, to dress up; adorn;.
  7. To catch in a trap:- pr. p. trapping; pa. t. and pa. p. trapped.
  8. To drape or adorn with gay clothes: to ornament:- pr. p. trapping; pa. t. and pa. p. trapped.
  9. To catch in a trap; ensnare.
  10. To supply with a trap.
  11. To adorn with trappings.
  12. To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
  13. To set snares, etc., for game.
  14. To catch in a trap; to adorn.
  15. catch in or as if in a trap; " The men trap foxes"
  16. to hold fast or prevent from moving; " The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  17. place in a confining or embarrassing position; " He was trapped in a difficult situation"
  18. hold or catch as if in a trap; " The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
  19. To set traps for game; operate a trap.
  20. To catch in a trap; to insnare; to take by stratagem.
  21. To adorn; to dress with ornaments.
  22. To catch in a trap; to take by stratagem.
  23. Trapping.
  24. a hazard on a golf course
  25. something ( often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; " the exam was full of trap questions"; " it was all a snare and delusion"
  26. a device in which something ( usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  27. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
  28. drain consisting of a U- shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
  29. 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.
  30. A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.
  31. Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
  35. A wagon, or other vehicle.
  36. A kind of movable stepladder.
  37. A device, such as a snare or spring, to catch animals; an ambush ro snare; a bend in a drain by which the liquid prevents the escape of sewer gas; colloquially; a light, two- wheeled carriage; a kind of rock.
  38. An instrument for snaring animals: an ambush: a stratagem: a contrivance for hindering the passage of foul air from a waste- pipe, etc.
  39. TRAPPER.
  40. A term loosely applied to many rocks of volcanic origin, so called because lying often in steps or terraces.
  41. A contrivance for catching animals; an ambush; stratagem; snare; an igneous rock.
  42. A snare; stratagem.
  43. A valve- like contrivance in a pipe, etc., for stopping return flow, as of noxious gas.
  44. A trap door.
  45. A dark rock of columnar structure.
  46. A contrivance that shuts suddenly or with a spring, used for snaring animals, vermin, or game; an ambush; a stratagem; a little machine used for playing at trap and ball; a contrivance to prevent foul air escaping from a drain, & c.
  47. A heavy igneous rock, consisting of a mixture of feldspar and hornblende, so called from the step- like appearance it often presents.
  48. A machine that shuts suddenly or with a spring, used for taking game or vermin; any device by which men or animals may be caught unawares; a stratagem; a contrivance in drains in towns which prevents effluvia passing from them; a game, and the instr. used in it.
  49. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.
  51. Pert. to trap- rocks; of the nature of trap.
  52. Trapped.