trot

verb
\ ˈträt How to pronounce trot (audio) \
trotted; trotting

Definition of trot

 (Entry 1 of 4)

intransitive verb

1 : to ride, drive, or proceed at a trot the fox trotted over the knoll
2 : to proceed briskly : hurry

transitive verb

1 : to cause to go at a trot
2 : to traverse at a trot

trot

noun (1)

Definition of trot (Entry 2 of 4)

1a(1) : a moderately fast gait of a quadruped (such as a horse) in which the legs move in diagonal pairs
(2) : a jogging gait of a human that falls between a walk and a run
b : a ride on horseback
2 trots plural : diarrhea used with the
3 : an old woman
4 : a literal translation of a foreign text

trot

noun (2)

Definition of trot (Entry 3 of 4)

: trotline also : one of the short lines with hooks that are attached to a trotline at intervals

Trot

noun (3)
\ ˈträt How to pronounce Trot (audio) \

Definition of Trot (Entry 4 of 4)

: an adherent of Trotskyism : trotskyist, trotskyite

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Synonyms for trot

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of trot in a Sentence

Verb A horse trotted past us. The batter trotted around the bases after hitting a home run. She trotted off to help. The little boy trotted along after his mother.
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First Known Use of trot

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Noun (2)

1883, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trot

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from troter to trot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, Old English tredan

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The first known use of trot was in the 14th century

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“Trot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trot. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for trot

trot

verb

English Language Learners Definition of trot

of a horse : to move at a speed faster than walking by stepping with each front leg at the same time as the opposite back leg
: to run at a slow, steady pace
: to move quickly

trot

noun
\ ˈträt How to pronounce trot (audio) \

Kids Definition of trot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a gait of an animal with four feet that is faster than walking but slower than galloping and in which a front foot and the opposite hind foot move as a pair
2 : a human jogging pace between a walk and a run

trot

verb
trotted; trotting

Kids Definition of trot (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to ride, drive, go, or cause to go at a trot A horse trotted by.
2 : to go along quickly : hurry He trotted off to school.

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