Definitions for: Tramp


[n] a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
[n] a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
[n] a heavy footfall; "the tramp of military boots"
[n] a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
[n] a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
[n] a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
[v] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"
[v] cross on foot; "We had to tramp the creeks"
[v] travel on on foot, esp. on a walking expedition; "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
[v] walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle around a gin" D.H. Lawrence



Webster (1913) Definition: Tramp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tramped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tramping.] [OE. trampen; akin to LG. trampen, G. trampeln,
LG. & D. trappen, Dan. trampe, Sw. & Icel. trampa, Goth.
anatrimpan to press upon; also to D. trap a step, G. treppe
steps, stairs. Cf. Trap a kind of rock, Trape, Trip, v.
i., Tread.]
1. To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.

2. To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.
[Colloq.]

3. To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.
[Scot.] --Jamieson.


Tramp, v. i.
To travel; to wander; to stroll.


Tramp, n.
1. A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long
tramp. --Blackie.

2. A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for
a vagrant or wandering vagabond. --Halliwell.

3. The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in
marching. --Sir W. Scott.

4. A tool for trimming hedges.

5. A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or
the shoe, when digging with a spade.

Synonyms: bum, cast, drift, footslog, hike, hiker, hobo, pad, plod, ramble, range, roam, rove, slog, stray, swan, swinger, tramp steamer, tramper, trudge, vagabond, wander

See Also: backpacker, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, debauchee, dosser, drifter, floater, footer, footfall, footstep, gad, gallivant, get across, get over, go, hike, jazz around, libertine, locomote, maunder, move, packer, pass over, pedestrian, rounder, slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish, steamer, steamship, step, street person, track, travel, traverse, trudge, vagrant, walk, walk, walker

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