trip

Trip \Trip\, n. 1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip. [1913 Webster] His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt. [1913 Webster] I took a trip to London on the death of the queen. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake. [1913 Webster] Imperfect words, with childish trips. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Each seeming trip, and each digressive start. --Harte. [1913 Webster] 4. A small piece; a morsel; a bit. [Obs.] ``A trip of cheese.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing. [1913 Webster] And watches with a trip his foe to foil. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. --South. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward. [1913 Webster] 7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Scott.] [1913 Webster] 8. A troop of men; a host. [Obs.] --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] 9. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of widgeons. [1913 Webster]