Definitions for: Trot

[n] a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together
[n] a slow pace of running
[n] a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
[n] radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
[v] run at a moderately swift pace
[v] cause to trot; "She trotted the horse home"
[v] ride at a trot

Webster (1913) Definition: Trot, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Trotting.] [OE. trotten, OF. troter, F. trotter; probably
of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tread; cf. OHG. trott?n to
tread. See Tread.]
1. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to
ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.

2. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry.

He that rises late must trot all day, and will
scarcely overtake his business at night. --Franklin.

Trot, v. t.
To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace
called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or

To trot out, to lead or bring out, as a horse, to show his
paces; hence, to bring forward, as for exhibition.

Trot, n. [F. See Trot, v. i.]
1. The pace of a horse or other quadruped, more rapid than a
walk, but of various degrees of swiftness, in which one
fore foot and the hind foot of the opposite side are
lifted at the same time. ``The limbs move diagonally in
pairs in the trot.'' --Stillman (The Horse in Motion).

2. Fig.: A jogging pace, as of a person hurrying.

3. One who trots; a child; a woman.

An old trot with ne'er a tooth. --Shak.

Synonyms: clip, crib, jog, jog, lope, pony, Trotskyist, Trotskyite

See Also: dogtrot, gait, interlingual rendition, locomotion, radical, rendering, ride horseback, rising trot, run, sitting trot, translation, travel, version, walk

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