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English Dictionary: tramp by the DICT Development Group
4 results for tramp
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
    Synonym(s): tramp, hobo, bum
  2. a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    Synonym(s): swinger, tramp
  3. a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    Synonym(s): hiker, tramp, tramper
  4. a heavy footfall; "the tramp of military boots"
  5. a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
    Synonym(s): tramp steamer, tramp
  6. a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure; "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"
    Synonym(s): hike, hiking, tramp
  1. travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition; "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
  2. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
    Synonym(s): slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp
  3. cross on foot; "We had to tramp the creeks"
  4. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
    Synonym(s): roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tramp \Tramp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tramped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Tramping}.] [OE. trampen; akin to LG. trampen, G. trampeln,
      LG. & D. trappen, Dan. trampe, Sw. & Icel. trampa, Goth.
      anatrimpan to press upon; also to D. trap a step, G. treppe
      steps, stairs. Cf. {Trap} a kind of rock, {Trape}, {Trip}, v.
      i., {Tread}.]
      1. To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.
      2. To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.
      3. To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.
            [Scot.] --Jamieson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tramp \Tramp\, v. i.
      To travel; to wander; to stroll.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tramp \Tramp\, n.
      1. A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long
            tramp. --Blackie.
      2. A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for
            a vagrant or wandering vagabond. --Halliwell.
      3. The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in
            marching. --Sir W. Scott.
      4. A tool for trimming hedges.
      5. A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or
            the shoe, when digging with a spade.
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