Trident Tri"dent (tr[imac]"dent), n. [L. tridens, -entis; tri- (see {Tri-}) + dens tooth: cf. F. trident. See {Tooth}.] 1. (Class Myth.) A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune. [1913 Webster]

2. (Rom. Antiq.) A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators. [1913 Webster]

3. A three-pronged fish spear. [1913 Webster]

4. (Geom.) A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction. [1913 Webster]

{Trident bat} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic rhinolophid bat ({Tri[ae]nops Persicus}), having the nose membrane in the shape of a trident. [1913 Webster]

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  • trident — [ tridɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIIe; lat. tridens « à trois dents » 1 ♦ Fourche à trois dents, à trois pointes (attribut traditionnel de Neptune, dieu de la mer). Le trident du rétiaire. 2 ♦ (1611) Instrument agricole, bêche ou fourche à trois pointes.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Trident — (englisch für Dreizack) bezeichnet: Trident (SLBM), U Boot gestützte Atomwaffen der USA und Großbritanniens HMS Trident, mehrere Schiffe der Royal Navy Peel Trident, dreirädriger Kleinstwagen des britischen Automobilherstellers Peel Hawker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trident — TRIDÉNT, tridente, s.n. Furcă cu trei dinţi care era considerată în antichitate ca simbol al puterii zeului Neptun. – Din fr. trident, lat. tridens, ntis. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  tridént s. n., pl. tridénte/tridénturi… …   Dicționar Român

  • Trident — Trident, трайдент (англ. трезубец)  многозначный термин: Trident или MSHTML  ядро отображения страниц (layout engine) для Windows версии Microsoft Internet Explorer. Трайдент (ракета)  американская баллистическая ракета… …   Википедия

  • trident — Trident, Le trident de Neptune, Tridens, tridentis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • trident — Trident. s. m. Fourche à trois dents ou pointes, que les Poëtes & les Peintres donnent pour arme à Neptune. Neptune avec son trident …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Trident — Tri dent, a. [L. tridens.] Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trident — Trident, Stadt, so v.w. Trient …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tridént — Tridént, Stadt in Tirol, s. Trient …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • trident — mid 15c., from L. tridentem (nom. tridens; gen. tridentis) three pronged, three toothed, from tri three + dens (gen. dentis) tooth (see TOOTH (Cf. tooth)). As a type of U.S. nuclear powered submarine, recorded from 1972 …   Etymology dictionary

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