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4 letters words from 'trap'

PART 6PRAT 6
RAPT 6TARP 6
TRAP 6 

3 letters words from 'trap'

APT 5ART 3
PAR 5PAT 5
RAP 5RAT 3
TAP 5TAR 3

2 letters words from 'trap'

AR 2AT 2
PA 4TA 2

All 4 letters words made out of trap

trap rtap tarp atrp ratp artp trpa rtpa tpra ptra rpta prta tapr atpr tpar ptar aptr patr rapt arpt rpat prat aprt part

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word trap. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in trap.

Definitions and meaning of trap

trap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɹæp/, [tɹ̥æp], [tʃɹ̥æp]
  • (Northern English) IPA(key): [t̠ɹ̝̊äp]
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English trappe, from Old English træppe, treppe (trap, snare) (also in betræppan (to trap)) from Proto-Germanic *trap-, from Proto-Indo-European *dremb- (to run).

Akin to Old High German trappa, trapa (trap, snare), Middle Dutch trappe (trap, snare), Middle Low German treppe (step, stair) (German Treppe "step, stair"), Old English treppan (to step, tread) and possibly Albanian trap (raft, channel, path). Connection to "step" is "that upon which one steps". French trappe and Spanish trampa are ultimately borrowings from Germanic.

Noun

trap (countable and uncountable, plural traps)

  1. A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body.
    Synonym: snare
    I put down some traps in my apartment to try and deal with the mouse problem.
  2. A trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense; a snare.
    Unfortunately she fell into the trap of confusing biology with destiny.
  3. A covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.
    Close the trap, would you, before someone falls and breaks their neck.
  4. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball
  5. The game of trapball itself.
  6. Any device used to hold and suddenly release an object.
    They shot out of the school gates like greyhounds out of the trap.
  7. A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids.
  8. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for lack of an outlet.
  9. (historical) A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
      The two women looked down the alley. At the end of the Bottoms a man stood in a sort of old-fashioned trap, bending over bundles of cream-coloured stuff; while a cluster of women held up their arms to him, some with bundles.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 51
      I had told them they could have my trap to take them as far as the road went, because after that they had a long walk.
    • At the last moment Mollie, the foolish, pretty white mare who drew Mr. Jones's trap, came mincing daintily in, chewing at a lump of sugar.
  10. (slang) A person's mouth.
    Keep your trap shut.
  11. (in the plural) Belongings.
    • 1870, Mark Twain, Running for Governor,
      ...his cabin-mates in Montana losing small valuables from time to time, until at last, these things having been invariably found on Mr. Twain's person or in his "trunk" (newspaper he rolled his traps in)...
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter IX, p. 144, [1]
      "Carry your traps out, Ma?" asked one of the passengers.
  12. (slang) A cubicle (in a public toilet).
    I've just laid a cable in trap 2 so I'd give it 5 minutes if I were you.
  13. (sports) Trapshooting.
  14. (geology) A geological structure that creates a petroleum reservoir.
  15. (computing) An exception generated by the processor or by an external event.
  16. (Australia, slang, historical) A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.
    • 1996, Judith Kapferer, Being All Equal: Identity, Difference and Australian Cultural Practice, page 84,
      The miners′ grievances centred on the issue of the compulsory purchase of miners′ licences and the harassment of raids by the licensing police, the ‘traps,’ in search of unlicensed miners.
    • 2006, Helen Calvert, Jenny Herbst, Ross Smith, Australia and the World: Thinking Historically, page 55,
      Diggers were angered by frequent licence inspections and harassment by ‘the traps’ (the goldfield police).
  17. (US, slang, informal, African-American Vernacular) A vehicle, residential building, or sidewalk corner where drugs are manufactured, packaged, or sold. (Also used attributively to describe things which are used for the sale of drugs, e.g. "a trap phone", "a trap car".)
  18. A kind of movable stepladder.
  19. (slang, informal, sometimes considered offensive) A fictional character from anime, or related media, who is coded as or has qualities typically associated with a gender other than the character's ostensible gender; otokonoko.
    • 2013 One Piece: Grand Line 3 Point 5 page 47
      One way to spot a trap is to look for an adam's apple.
  20. (slang, informal, chiefly derogatory or offensive) A non-op trans woman or (femininely dressed) transvestite. Some speakers distinguish the term from transgender on the basis of self-designation.
  21. (LGBT, slang, informal) A young male, genderqueer, or rarely a trans girl who adopts a feminine aesthetic. (Usually used as a form self-identification.)
  22. (music, uncountable) A genre of hip-hop music, with half-time drums and heavy sub-bass.
    Synonym: trap music
  23. (slang, uncountable) The money earned by a prostitute for a pimp.
    • 2010, C. J. Land, A Hustler's Tale (page 54)
      The money clip held thirty-nine hundred dollars, combined with her trap money, she had five thousand dollars for her man.
    • 2011, Shaheem Hargrove, ‎Sharice Cuthrell, The Rise and Fall of a Ghetto Celebrity (page 55)
      The code was to call a pimp and tell him you have his hoe plus turn over her night trap but that was bull because the HOE was out of his stable months before I copped her.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

trap (third-person singular simple present traps, present participle trapping, simple past and past participle trapped)

  1. (transitive) To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap.
  2. (transitive) To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
    • I trapp'd the foe.
  3. (transitive) To provide with a trap.
  4. (intransitive) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game
  5. (intransitive) To leave suddenly, to flee.
  6. (US, slang, informal, African-American Vernacular, intransitive) To sell illegal drugs, especially in a public area.
  7. (computing, intransitive) To capture (e.g. an error) in order to handle or process it.
Derived terms
  • betrap
Translations

Related terms

  • entrap
  • entrapment

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Swedish trapp, from trappa (stair).

Noun

trap (countable and uncountable, plural traps)

  1. A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.
Derived terms
  • trappean
  • trappous
  • trappy

Etymology 3

Akin to Old English trappe (trappings), and perhaps from an Old French word of the same origin as English drab (a kind of cloth).

Verb

trap (third-person singular simple present traps, present participle trapping, simple past and past participle trapped)

  1. To dress with ornaments; to adorn (especially said of horses).
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      to deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Godiva
      There she found her palfrey trapt / In purple blazon'd with armorial gold.
Related terms
  • trapping

Etymology 4

Shortening.

Noun

trap (plural traps)

  1. (slang, bodybuilding) The trapezius muscle.

Anagrams

  • part, part., patr-, prat, rapt, rtPA, tarp

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch trap, from Middle Dutch trappe, from Old Dutch *trappa, from Proto-Germanic *trappō, *trappōn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /trap/

Noun

trap (plural trappe, diminutive trappie)

  1. stairs, staircase

Albanian

Etymology

Either a t- prefixed form of *rap, related to rrap (cf. Old Norse raptr (rafter), English raft), or akin to Proto-Germanic *trap-, compare Old High German trappa, trapa (trap, snare), German Treppe (step, stair), Old English treppan (to step, tread), English trap.

Noun

trap m

  1. raft, ferry
  2. thick grove
  3. furrow, channel, ditch
  4. path (on the mountains or in the woods)

Related terms

  • rrap

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /trɑp/
  • Hyphenation: trap
  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch trappe, from Old Dutch *trappa, from Proto-Germanic *trappō, *trappōn, from Proto-Indo-European *dremb- (to run).

Noun

trap m (plural trappen, diminutive trapje n or trappetje n)

  1. stairs, staircase
  2. ladder
  3. degree, grade
  4. kick (act of kicking)
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: trap
  • Japanese: タラップ (tarappu)
  • Russian: трап (trap)

Verb

trap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of trappen
  2. imperative of trappen

Etymology 2

From German Trappe, from Polish drop or Czech drop.

Noun

trap f (plural trappen, diminutive trapje n)

  1. bustard

Anagrams

  • prat

Finnish

Etymology

From English trap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtrɑp/, [ˈt̪rɑp]
  • IPA(key): /ˈtræp/, [ˈt̪ræp]
  • Rhymes: -ɑp
  • Syllabification: trap

Noun

trap

  1. trapshooting, trap (type of shooting sport)

Declension

Pronunciation /ˈt̪rɑp/:

Pronunciation /ˈt̪ræp/:

See also

  • trappi

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /trap/

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

trap m inan

  1. (nautical) gangway, gangplank, gangboard, accommodation ladder
  2. trapdoor
    Synonym: zapadnia
Declension

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

trap

  1. second-person singular imperative of trapić

Further reading

  • trap in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From English trap.

Noun

trap m, f (plural traps)

  1. trap (a transvestite or trans woman)

Noun

trap m (uncountable)

  1. trap (music)

Spanish

Etymology

From English trap.

Noun

trap m (uncountable)

  1. trap (music)

Derived terms

  • trapero

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TRANTER, one who trants; a peddler; a carrier.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)