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Meaning of TRIDENT

Pronunciation:  'trIdnt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a spear with three prongs

TRIDENT is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: lance, prong, shaft, spear



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tri"dent\ (tr[imac]"dent), n. [L. tridens, -entis; tri-
    (see {Tri-}) + dens tooth: cf. F. trident. See {Tooth}.]
    1. (Class Myth.) A kind of scepter or spear with three
       prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune.
    2. (Rom. Antiq.) A three-pronged spear or goad, used for
       urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of
    3. A three-pronged fish spear.
    4. (Geom.) A curve of third order, having three infinite
       branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in
       the opposite direction.
    {Trident bat} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic rhinolophid bat
       ({Tri[ae]nops Persicus}), having the nose membrane in the
       shape of a trident.
  2. \Tri"dent\, a. [L. tridens.]
    Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.
Computing Dictionary

A video card manufacturer.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using a trident in your dream, symbolizes the God of the Sea. Because of the relation to the sea, you may want to consider the symbolism of water and the ocean. Alternatively, It is also indicative of your creative energies and sensitivity.