tribulation

  • 1tribulation — [ tribylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1120; lat. ecclés. tribulatio « tourment », de tribulare « battre avec le tribulum, herse à battre le blé » 1 ♦ Relig. Tourment moral, souvent considéré comme une épreuve. « Pie VII, pâle, triste et religieux, était le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Tribulation — Trib u*la tion, n. [OE. tribulacium, F. tribulation, L. tribulatio, from tribulare to press, afflict, fr. tribulum a thrashing sledge, akin to terere, tritum, to rub. See {Trite}.] That which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Tribulation — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 2001 als Hazard Website http://www.tribulatio …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4tribulation — index burden, distress (anguish), misfortune, quagmire, trouble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5tribulation — early 13c., from O.Fr. tribulacion (12c.), from L.L. tribulationem (nom. tribulatio) distress, trouble, affliction (c.200), from tribulatus, pp. of tribulare to oppress, afflict, a figurative use by Christian writers of L. tribulare to press,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6tribulation — *trial, affliction, visitation, cross Analogous words: oppression, persecution, wronging or wrong (see corresponding verbs at WRONG): *sorrow, grief, anguish, woe: *distress, suffering, misery, agony Antonyms: consolation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7tribulation — [n] pain, unhappiness adversity, affliction, albatross*, bad luck*, blow*, bummer*, burden, care, cross to bear*, crucible*, curse, difficulty, distress, double whammy*, downer*, drag*, grief, hard knock*, hard time*, headache*, heartache*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8tribulation — TRIBULATION. s. f. Affliction, adversité. Dieu exerce, esprouve ses Elus par les tribulations, vous avez bien souffert des tribulations. il a passé par bien des tribulations. Ce terme n est guere usité qu en parlant des adversitez qui nous… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9tribulation — ► NOUN 1) a state of great trouble or suffering. 2) a cause of this. ORIGIN Latin, from tribulare press, oppress …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10tribulation — [trib΄yə lā′shən] n. [ME tribulacion < OFr < LL(Ec) tribulatio < tribulare, to afflict, oppress < L, to press < tribulum, threshing platform with sharp studs, akin to terere, to rub: for IE base see THROW] 1. great misery or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11Tribulation — The Tribulation (or Great Tribulation ) is an event referred to in the New Testament of the Bible at bibleref|Matthew|24:21 ( For then shall be great tribulation... King James Version) and other passages.In the futurist view of Christian… …

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  • 12tribulation — (tri bu la sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Affliction, adversité. •   Serait il point, compère, à votre passion Arrivé quelque peu de tribulation ?, MOL. Éc. des f. IV, 8. •   Tout le monde a ses tribulations, SÉV. 512. •   Le mal [la… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13tribulation — n. 1) to bear, endure a tribulation 2) (misc.) trials and tribulations * * * [ˌtrɪbjʊ leɪʃ(ə)n] endure a tribulation (misc.) trials and tribulations to bear …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14tribulation — UK [ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌtrɪbjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms tribulation : singular tribulation plural tribulations a problem, or a difficulty …

    English dictionary

  • 15tribulation — /trɪbjəˈleɪʃən / (say tribyuh layshuhn) noun 1. grievous trouble; severe trial or experience. 2. an instance of this, or an affliction, trouble, etc. –phrase 3. the (Great) Tribulation, the damnation that awaits those who are not saved at the… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16tribulation — noun Etymology: Middle English tribulacion, from Anglo French, from Latin tribulation , tribulatio, from tribulare to press, oppress, from tribulum drag used in threshing, from terere to rub more at throw Date: 13th century distress or suffering… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17tribulation — /trib yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering. 2. an instance of this; an affliction, trouble, etc. [1175 1225; ME < L tribulation (s. of tribulatio) distress, trouble, equiv. to tribulat(us) (ptp. of tribulare to&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 18tribulation — noun /trɪ.bjə.leɪ.ʃən/ Any adversity; a trying period or event. It is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war …

    Wiktionary

  • 19Tribulation —    Trouble or affiction of any kind (Deut. 4:30; Matt. 13:21; 2 Cor. 7:4). In Rom. 2:9 tribulation and anguish are the penal sufferings that shall overtake the wicked. In Matt. 24:21, 29, the word denotes the calamities that were to attend the&#8230; …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20tribulation — [13] Latin trībulum denoted an agricultural implement consisting of a wooden board with sharp stones or metal teeth underneath, used for threshing grain (it was derived from the base *trī , a variant of *ter ‘rub’, which also produced English&#8230; …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins