(noun.) luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage.
(noun.) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber.
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(n.) The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk.
(n.) The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs.
(n.) The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches.
(n.) That part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.
(n.) That segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus.
(n.) The proboscis of an elephant.
(n.) The proboscis of an insect.
(n.) A long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath.
(n.) A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler.
(n.) A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained.
(n.) A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact.
(n.) A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc.
(v. t.) To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim.
(v. t.) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Stem, stock, stalk.. Body (without the limbs).. Proboscis, snout.. Leat, watercourse.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Stem, stock, body, shaft
n. the stem of a tree: the body of an animal apart from the limbs: the main body of anything: anything long and hollow: the proboscis of an elephant: the shaft of a column the dado or body of a pedestal: a water-course of planks leading from the race to the water-wheel: a large hollow piston in which a connecting-rod plays: a portable box or chest for clothes &c. esp. on a journey: a flume penstock.—adjs. Trunc′al pertaining to the trunk principal; Trunked having a trunk: (Spens.) beheaded.—ns. Trunk′-fish the coffer-fish; Trunk′ful as much as will fill a trunk; Trunk′-hose -breech′es large hose or breeches formerly worn over the lower part of the body and the upper part of the legs; Trunk′-line the main-line of a railway canal &c.; Trunk′-road a main-road; Trunk′-sleeve (Shak.) a sleeve with the upper part puffed; Trunk′-work work involving secrecy as by means of a trunk.
Unserious Contents or Definition
To dream of trunks, foretells journeys and ill luck. To pack your trunk, denotes that you will soon go on a pleasant trip. To see the contents of a trunk thrown about in disorder, foretells quarrels, and a hasty journey from which only dissatisfaction will accrue. Empty trunks foretell disappointment in love and marriage. For a drummer to check his trunk, is an omen of advancement and comfort. If he finds that his trunk is too small for his wares, he will soon hear of his promotion, and his desires will reach gratification. For a young woman to dream that she tries to unlock her trunk and can't, signifies that she will make an effort to win some wealthy person, but by a misadventure she will lose her chance. If she fails to lock her trunk, she will be disappointed in making a desired trip.
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- Finally I put a rope to my trunk, which was about the size of a carpenter's chest, and started to pull this from the baggage-car to the passenger-car. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- I have a small locker trunk in my room, I said. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Because, up to this time, he seemed to dote upon her,' said Childers, taking a step or two to look into the empty trunk. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- Soon the Grand Trunk Railroad was extended from Toronto to Port Huron, at the foot of Lake Huron, and thence to Detroit, at about the same time the War of the Rebellion broke out. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Amy, tell Hannah to get down the black trunk, and Meg, come and help me find my things, for I'm half bewildered. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- The full-grown tree is quite large, ranging sixty feet and over in height and about eight feet around the trunk. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The cat plays about her comrade's forefeet or his trunk often, until dogs approach, and then she goes aloft out of danger. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Manila hemp is obtained from the leaf stalks of the Philippine plant known as the Abacá, the leaf stems of which are compressed together, and constitute the trunk of the plant. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The coachman instantly drove off as soon as he had got his fare: the watermen commenced a struggle for me and my trunk. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- He lived in Englewood, New Jersey, and the very night he had packed his trunk the house was burglarized. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The baggage-car was divided into three compartments--one for trunks and packages, one for the mail, and one for smoking. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The palish, gnarled trunks showed ghostly, and like old priests in the hovering distance, the fern rose magical and mysterious. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- It was so dark now you could only see the flakes blowing past and the rigid dark of the pine trunks. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- He _serred_ the trunks which she left in his charge with the greatest care. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Broken trunks of trees are lying all about. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Many of these plants took the form of huge-stemmed trees, of which great multitudes of trunks survive fossilized to this day. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- He had passed back, on and among the trunks of trees again, and has passed on to the water-side and had begun undressing on the grass. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He looked through the tree trunks where the whiteness lay and up through the trees to where the sky was now clear. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- The earliest way to get upward from the ground was that adopted by climbing animals in clambering up tree trunks, and by man himself in shinning up trees by aid of his arms and legs. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The lightning, darting and flashing through the blackness, showed wildly waving branches, whipping streamers and bending trunks. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.