Trunk

  • 1 Trunk — may refer to:In biology: *Trunk, torso *Trunk, an elephant s proboscis or nose *Trunk (botany), a tree s central superstructureIn containers: *Trunk (luggage) *Trunk (automobile), a large storage compartment *Trunk (motorcycle), a storage… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Trunk — Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Trunk — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexander Trunk (* 1957), deutscher Rechtswissenschaftler Dieter Trunk (* 1959), deutscher Fußballspieler Gustav Trunk (1871–1936), deutscher Politiker (Zentrum) und Staatspräsident von Baden Johann Jakob… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 trunk — [trʌŋk] n ↑branch, ↑leaves, ↑trunk ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(tree)¦ 2¦(car)¦ 3¦(elephant)¦ 4¦(clothes)¦ 5¦(box)¦ 6¦(body)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: tronc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 Trunk — Trunk, v. t. [Cf. F. tronquer. See {Truncate}.] 1. To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim. [Obs.] Out of the trunked stock. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 trunk — (n.) mid 15c., box, case, from O.Fr. tronc alms box in a church (12c.), also trunk of a tree, trunk of the human body, from L. truncus, originally mutilated, cut off. The meaning box, case is likely to be from the notion of the body as the case… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 trunk — [truŋk] n. [ME tronke < OFr tronc < L truncus, a stem, trunk < truncus, maimed, mutilated < IE * tronkus < base * trenk , to press together, crowd > THRONG] 1. the main stem of a tree 2. the body of a human being or animal, not… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 trunk — [n1] body, core block, bole, butt, column, log, soma, stalk, stem, stock, thorax, torso; concepts 392,428,826 Ant. extremities trunk [n2] long nose of animal beak, proboscis, prow, snoot*, snout; concept 399 trunk [n3] …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Trunk — »Getränk (das man gerade zu sich nimmt); gewohnheitsmäßiger Genuss von Alkohol«: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. trunc, ahd. trunk, niederl. dronk, engl. drink (beachte das Fremdwort »Drink« »alkoholisches ‹Misch›getränk«), schwed. dryck ist eine… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 10 trunk- — *trunk germ., Substantiv: nhd. Baumstumpf, Stumpf; ne. tree trunk; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. truncus; Etymologie: s. lat. truncus, Maskulinum, Baumstamm, Rumpf; …

    Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • 11 trunk — ► NOUN 1) the main woody stem of a tree as distinct from its branches and roots. 2) a person s or animal s body apart from the limbs and head. 3) the elongated, prehensile nose of an elephant. 4) a large box with a hinged lid for storing or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 trunk — [ trʌŋk ] noun count ** ▸ 1 main part of tree ▸ 2 covered space in car ▸ 3 large strong box ▸ 4 elephant s long nose ▸ 5 main part of body 1. ) the main part of a tree that the branches grow out of 2. ) AMERICAN the covered space at the back of a …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 Trunk — 1. An den der Trunck offt ist kommen, der gehört ins Beth. – Lehmann, 757, 22. 2. Auff einen frölichen Trunck letstlich einen seligen sprung. – Henisch, 1250, 13. 3. Beim Trunk erkennt man die Narren. – Dove, 195. 4. Beim Trunk lernt man seine… …

    Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • 14 trunk — 01. The car has a really large [trunk]. We put three boys hockey gear in it. 02. Adult elephants commonly punish younger elephants with a slap from their [trunk]. 03. In Zimbabwe, there is a hollowed out [trunk] of a huge baobab tree which… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 Trunk — Tropfen (umgangssprachlich); Trank; Durstlöscher (umgangssprachlich); Getränk; Drink (umgangssprachlich); Gesöff (umgangssprachlich) * * * Trunk [trʊŋk], der; [e]s, selten: Trünke [ trʏŋkə] (geh.) …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 trunk — n. main stem 1) a tree trunk large piece of luggage 2) to pack; unpack one s trunk 3) to ship a trunk 4) a steamer; wardrobe trunk USAGE NOTE: On cars, trunk is AE; boot is BE. * * * [trʌŋk] unpack one s trunk wardrobe trunk (USAGE NOTE: On cars …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 trunk — noun 1 part of a tree ADJECTIVE ▪ massive, thick ▪ gnarled ▪ fallen ▪ hollow, hollowed out ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 trunk — Postcephalic portion of body. (Syn. thorax) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Postcephalic portion of body [McLaughlin, 1980]. The postcephalic body of a crustacean, sometimes divisible into an anterior thorax and posterior abdomen [Brusca and Brusca …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 19 trunk — [[t]trʌ̱ŋk[/t]] trunks 1) N COUNT: usu N of n, n N The trunk of a tree is the large main stem from which the branches grow. ...the gnarled trunk of a birch tree. ...toadstools growing on fallen tree trunks. 2) N COUNT A trunk is a large, strong… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 trunk — ali·trunk; be·trunk; pseu·do·trunk; trunk; trunk·ful; trunk·less; …

    English syllables


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