trice

  • 1 Trice — Trice, n. [Sp. tris the noise made by the breaking of glass, an instant, en un tris in an instant; probably of imitative origin.] A very short time; an instant; a moment; now used only in the phrase in a trice. With a trice. Turbervile. On a… …

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  • 2 Trice — * Trice (surname), Wikipedia pages about people named Trice. * Track Imaging Cherenkov Experiment (TrICE), a cosmic ray telescope at Argonne National Laboratory. * [http://trice.semsol.org/ Trice] is a web development framework that uses RDF… …

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  • 3 trice — [traıs] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: trice pull (14 15 centuries), from trice to pull (14 21 centuries), from Middle Dutch trisen] in a trice BrE old fashioned very quickly or soon ▪ He should be here in a trice …

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  • 4 Trice — Trice, v. t. [OE. trisen; of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Sw. trissa a sheave, pulley, triss a spritsail brace, Dan. tridse a pulley, tridse to haul by means of a pulley, to trice, LG. trisse a pulley, D. trijsen to hoist.] [Written also… …

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  • 5 Trice — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Obie Trice (* 1977), afro amerikanischer Rapper Roderick Trice, (*1984), US amerikanischer Basketballspieler Walter Trice (1948–2009), US amerikanischer Backgammon Spieler und Autor …

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  • 6 trice — ware ► NOUN (in phrase in a trice) ▪ in a moment; very quickly. ORIGIN originally as a trice in the sense «a tug», also «an instant»: from Dutch tr sen pull sharply …

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  • 7 trice — [trīs] vt. triced, tricing [ME trisen < MDu, to pull, hoist < trise, windlass, roller] to haul up (a sail, etc.) and secure with a small line: usually with up n. [< at a trice, with one pull] a very short time; instant; moment: now only… …

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  • 8 trice — [ traıs ] noun in a trice LITERARY very quickly …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 trice — late 14c., haul up and fasten with a rope (v.), from M.Du. trisen hoist, from trise pulley, of unknown origin. Hence at a tryse (mid 15c.) in a very short time, lit. at a single pluck or pull. The Middle Dutch word is the source of Du. trijsen to …

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  • 10 trice — ama·trice; can·ta·trice; cic·a·trice; cock·a·trice; di·rec·trice; fric·a·trice; gen·trice; me·di·a·trice; res·tau·ra·trice; trice; in·ter·loc·u·trice; …

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  • 11 -trice — ⇒ EUR2/ EUSE, (A)TEUR/ (A)TRICE, ( TEUR, ATEUR, TRICE, ATRICE)suff. Suff. formant des noms d agents. I. eur, euse. [La base est en gén. un verbe, parfois un subst.] A. Le subst. dérivé (souvent adjectivable) désigne une personne. 1. Il désigne la …

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  • 12 -trice — var. of trix. [ < F or It trice < L tricem, acc. of trix TRIX] * * * trice, suffix a. F. trice, ad. L. trīx, trīce m, or It. trice; in Latin forming feminines to agent nouns in tor. In Eng. formerly used in many words, as in corruptrice,… …

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  • 13 trice — [[t]tra͟ɪs[/t]] PHRASE: PHR with v, PHR with cl If someone does something in a trice, they do it very quickly. He will sew it up in a trice... She was back in a trice …

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  • 14 trice — I [[t]traɪs[/t]] n. a very short time; an instant: in a trice[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME tryse; prob. repr. *trise a pull, tug, der. of trisen to pull; see trice II II trice [[t]traɪs[/t]] v. t. triced, tric•ing. Naut. 1) naut. navig. to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 trice — I. /traɪs / (say truys) noun a very short time; a moment; an instant: to come back in a trice. {Middle English tryse, special use of trice2 (at a trice at one tug) II. /traɪs / (say truys) verb (t) (triced, tricing) Nautical 1. to pull or haul… …

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  • 16 trice up — verb 1. raise with a line trice a window shade • Syn: ↑trice • Hypernyms: ↑raise, ↑lift, ↑elevate, ↑get up, ↑bring up …

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  • 17 trice — I. transitive verb (triced; tricing) Etymology: Middle English trisen, tricen to pull, trice, from Middle Dutch trisen to hoist, from trise windlass Date: 15th century to haul up or in and lash or secure (as a sail) with a small rope II. noun… …

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  • 18 trice — 1. noun A very short time; an instant; a moment; – now used only in the phrase in a trice. This is most strange, that she, who even but now was your best object...most best, most dearest, should in this trice of time commit a thing so monstrous,… …

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  • 19 Trice — Recorded as Trice and Treice, this unusual name is of early medieval English origin. It is a form of the more familiar surname Tree, Trees or Treece, all being topographical names given originally to people who lived near a conspicuous tree or… …

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  • 20 trice — [trʌɪs] noun (in phr. in a trice) very quickly. Origin ME trice a tug (figuratively an instant ), from MDu. trīsen pull sharply , related to trīse pulley …

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