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Meaning of TRICE

Pronunciation:  trIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very short time (as the time it takes to blink once); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  2. [v]  hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
  3. [v]  raise with a line, as of a window shade

TRICE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: blink of an eye, flash, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice up, twinkling, wink
 See Also: bit, bring up, elevate, get up, hoist, lift, minute, moment, raise, second, wind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 {trise}.]
    1. To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away. [Obs.]
             Out of his seat I will him trice.     --Chaucer.
    2. (Naut.) To haul and tie up by means of a rope.
  2. \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 trice.'' --Shak.
          A man shall make his fortune in a trice. --Young.