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Meaning of TRUNK

Pronunciation:  trungk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long flexible snout as of an elephant
  2. [n]  compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools (`boot' is British usage)
  3. [n]  luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
  4. [n]  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
  5. [n]  the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

TRUNK is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: automobile trunk, body, bole, boot, luggage compartment, proboscis, torso, tree trunk
 See Also: abdomen, arse, articulatio humeri, ass, auto, automobile, back, backside, baggage, bark, behind, belly, body part, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttock, buttocks, can, car, cheek, chest, compartment, derriere, diaphragm, dorsum, fanny, footlocker, fundament, haunch, hind end, hindquarters, hip, keister, locker, loins, luggage, machine, middle, midriff, midsection, motorcar, nates, neb, organic structure, paunch, pectus, physical structure, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, serratus, serratus muscles, shoulder, shoulder joint, side, snout, spare-tire, stalk, stem, stern, stomach, tail, tail end, thorax, tooshie, tree, trunk lid, tush, venter, waist, waistline



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trunk\, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed,
    mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E.
    torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe
    (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in
    English with trunk the stem of a tree (see {Trump} a
    trumpet). Cf. {Truncate}.]
    1. The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and
       roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk.
             About the mossy trunk I wound me soon, For, high
             from ground, the branches would require Thy utmost
             reach.                                --Milton.
    2. The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs.
    3. The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of
       an artery, as distinct from the branches.
    4. (Arch) That part of a pilaster which is between the base
       and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
    6. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The proboscis of an elephant.
       (b) The proboscis of an insect.
    7. A long tube through which pellets of clay, p?as, etc., are
       driven by the force of the breath.
             He shot sugarplums them out of a trunk. --Howell.
    8. 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.
             Locked up in chests and trunks.       --Shak.
    9. (Mining) A flume or sluice in which ores are separated
       from the slimes in which they are contained.
    10. (Steam Engine) 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.
    11. 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.
    {Trunk engine}, a marine engine, the piston rod of which is a
       trunk. See {Trunk}, 10.
    {Trunk hose}, large breeches formerly worn, reaching to the
    {Trunk line}, the main line of a railway, canal, or route of
    {Trunk turtle} (Zo["o]l.), the leatherback.
  2. \Trunk\, v. t. [Cf. F. tronquer. See {Truncate}.]
    1. To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim. [Obs.] ``Out
       of the trunked stock.'' --Spenser.
    2. (Mining) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they
       are contained, by means of a trunk. See {Trunk}, n., 9.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a trunk in your dream, represents old memories, ideals, hopes, and old emotions. It may indications issues and feelings that you have not dealt with. Seeing the trunk of a car in your dream means a pleasant journey. Seeing the trunk of a tree means your inner sense of well being and personality. If the trunk is thick and large, then it indicates that you are a strong, rugged and durable person. If the trunk is thin and narrow, then it suggests that you are a highly sensitive person.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The main stem or body of a tree, considered apart from its roots and branches.