adj. (of a phrase, observation, etc.) Hackneyed. tritely adv. Triteness n. [latin tero trit- rub]
n. (in scandinavian folklore) fabulous being, esp. A giant or dwarf dwelling in a cave. [old norse]
- v. Fish by drawing bait along in the water. [perhaps related to french troller to quest]
—n. - assembled company; assemblage of people or animals.
- (in pl.) Soldiers, armed forces.
- cavalry unit under a captain.
- unit of artillery or armoured vehicles.
- grouping of three or more scout patrols. —v. (foll. By in, out, off, etc.) Come together or move in large numbers. troop the colour transfer a flag ceremonially at a public mounting of garrison guards. [french troupe]
n. Figurative use of a word. [greek tropos from trepo turn]
n. Archaic 1 faith, loyalty.
- truth. pledge (or plight) one's troth pledge one's word, esp. In marriage or betrothal. [old english: related to *truth]
n. (pl. Same or -s) fish related to the salmon, valued as food. [latin tructa]
n. = *treasure trove. [anglo-french trove from trover find]
n. Temporary agreement to cease hostilities. [originally trewes pl.: old english, = covenant: related to *true]
n. - lorry.
- open railway wagon for freight. [perhaps from *truckle]
- n. Dealings. have no truck with avoid dealing with. [french troquer]
adv. - sincerely (am truly grateful).
- really, indeed (truly, i do not know).
- loyally (served them truly).
- accurately (is not truly depicted).
- properly (well and truly). [old english: related to *true]