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Definition of the noun trident

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noun - plural: tridents

  1. a spear with three prongs
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: lance / shaft / spear = a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    • part: prong = a pointed projection

Alternative definition of the noun trident


  1. A three-pronged spear somewhat resembling a pitchfork.


  1. Trident is a brand of sugarless chewing gum popular in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Greece, Lebanon, Guyana, Spain, Mexico, Algeria, Portugal, Venezuela, Morocco, Thailand, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay & Uruguay as 'Beldent'. It was introduced by Cadbury in the United Kingdom. In many other European countries, Trident is branded as Stimorol gum; it is generally the same as Trident.
  2. Trident Cars Ltd was a British car manufacturer based originally in Woodbridge then in Ipswich, Suffolk between 1966 and 1974 and again after being restarted in 1976 from premises in Ipswich. The new company stopped production in 1977-78.
  3. Trident is a record label, defunct organization.
  4. Trident is a publisher.
  5. Trident: In the United Kingdom, Trident is an organisation which arranges school age students with work experience placements. Such placements usually occur when a student is aged 14 or 15.


  1. Trident is a musical group.
  2. Trident is a musical group.
    • albums: "ブルー・フィールド", "Purest Blue"

There are other groups with in their name, like Lords of the Trident.


Trident is the name of a number of supervillains in the DC Comics universe.


"Trident" a.k.a. "Thirisoolam" is a 1979 Tamil film directed by K. Vijayan. It has Sivaji Ganesan playing three different roles. The film was Sivaji's last all-time blockbuster and completed a 200-days run at the box office. About 30 million tickets were sold worldwide. This was significant as Tamil Nadu population was 47 million then.


  1. "Trident" is a 1975 album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, his eighth to be released on the Milestone label. It was recorded in February 1975 and features performances by Tyner with Ron Carter and Elvin Jones. It is available on CD.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Trident" is an album by the rock band Kingfish. Their second studio album and their third album overall, it was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, and released by Jet Records in 1978.
  3. "Trident" is a musical album of Lomov.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Trident" is a musical single of Sato.
    • released on (5 years ago)


Trident a.k.a. Trident, Arkansas: Trident is an unincorporated community in Township 13, Benton County, Arkansas, United States. It is located on Long Farm Road just off Arkansas Highway 244.


  1. Trident: A trident is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spear fishing and historically as a polearm. The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea in classical mythology. In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula.
  2. Trident is the name of the layout engine for the Microsoft Windows version of Internet Explorer.
  3. The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles. The Fleet Ballistic Missile is armed with nuclear warheads and is launched from nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. Trident missiles are carried by fourteen active US Navy Ohio-class submarines, with US warheads, and four Royal Navy Vanguard-class submarines, with British warheads. The original prime contractor and developer of the missile was Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
    • also known as Trident missile
  4. Trident is an anthology comic series published by Trident Comics from 1989 to 1990.
  5. Trident is a feature on Earth's Moon, a crater in Taurus-Littrow valley. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt landed about 300 m north of its rim in 1972, on the Apollo 17 mission. They drove along the east rim of Trident during EVA 1 of the mission, in their rover.
  6. Trident a.k.a. forkhead box M1 is a gene.
    • also known as Forkhead, drosophila, homolog-like 16; forkhead (Drosophila)-like 16

Phrases with Trident

Phrases starting with the word Trident:

  1. Trident Maple
  2. Trident Shrimp
  3. Trident Saltbush
  4. Trident Prickleback
  5. Trident Leaf-Nosed Bat

Other phrases containing the word Trident:

  1. Persian Trident Bat
  2. Percival's Trident Bat
  3. Temminck's Trident Bat
  4. Stoliczka's Trident Bat
  5. Trouessart's Trident Bat
  6. Patrizi's Trident Leaf-Nosed Bat

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Google previewPolicy Issues for The 1990's (1989)

by Ray C. Rist

Trident is a very expensive capital project with an in-service life of over thirty years and very low manpower and running costs. Less than 1 percent of British servicemen are required to run the Strategic Nuclear Force, which takes about 2.5 ...

Google previewThe Land of the Dragon (2014)

by Carl Skiff

The trident is a symbol of both power and authority. THE TWELVE ORNAMENTS Among the earliest designs used as decorations is a group of symbols known as The Twelve Ornaments, all of which signify power and authority. These symbols ...

Google previewThe Referendum on Separation for Scotland, Session 2012-13 (2013)

Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Trident is a very big issue in this campaign. Q 1797 Chair: One of our anxieties is about people being asked to vote for a...

Google previewKhazaria in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (2015)

by Boris Zhivkov

The trident is a widely used symbol in Khazaria and is part of the Eurasian Steppe world tradition and especially that of the Sarmatians. On Khazar coins, the trident is placed where Muslim rulers usually wrote the names and titles denoting ...

Google previewPolyamory in the 21st Century (2010)

Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners by Deborah Anapol

The trident is an ancient symbol still associated with Shiva and, in the Creco- Roman pantheon, with Poseidon or Neptune, god of the oceans and the underworld. Whether conceived of as three aspects of the one or as three different ...

Google previewThe Referendum on Separation for Scotland (2012)

Terminating Trident - Days Or Decades?, Fourth Report of Session 2012-13, Report, Together with Formal Minutes by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Trident is a joint venture between the UK and the United States. The UK has bought title to a number of D5 missiles in the stockpile, maintained and stored in King's Bay Georgia.5 The UK contributes £12 million a year to the US as part of the ...

Google previewThe Second Perimeter (2011)

A Joe DeMarco Thriller by Mike Lawson

A Trident is a sleek, sinisterlooking killing machine, and it wasn't hard for DeMarco to imagine it sitting motionless beneath the waves, a missile hatch silently opening—and then the entire world being set on fire. But “Gee that thing's ...

Google previewAccounting At Your Fingertips, 2e (2012)

by George R. Murray, CPA.

Because Trident is a new business, its partners are happy with its current ROE and expect it to improve in the future. Typically, all ratios involving net income and a balance sheet item use the average of the balance sheet item (for example , ...

Google previewThe Sheriff of Ramadi (2013)

Navy Seals and the Winning of Al-Anbar by Dick Couch

Today Trident is a dynamic, growing, and evolving value-added element of the deploying squadrons. The SEAL squadrons are also able to draw on the invaluable help and expertise found in our naval ratings: masters-at-arms, operations ...

Google previewMotor Age (1908)

— Nathan Tike Trunk Lock with elastic or inelastic bases; the Goodrich is a two-piece side ring detachable rim; the Firestone is a four-piece universal detachable rim; the Trident is a side ring detachable rim, and the Crescent is a removable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume V: St-Z by Danylo Husar Struk

The trident appeared not only on coins but also on the bricks of the Church of the Tithes in Kiev (98696), the tiles of the Dormition Cathedral in VolodymyrVolynskyi (1160), and the stones of other churches, castles, and palaces. It was also ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Naval History (2014)

by Anthony Bruce, William Cogar

Trident We American Trident nuclear missile, a long'range SU BMARINE— LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILE (SLBM), was...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education

Submarine-Launched Missiles Poseidon and the newer Trident are solid-fuel ballistic missiles with multiple nuclear warheads, launched from submerged submarines. Poseidon has replaced the obsolete Polaris missile in the remaining 31 of ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms. Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Triaena Kunth Gramineae Triaena Kunth Gramineae Origins: Greek triaina "trident," referring to the flowers. Triaenacanthus Nees Acanthaceae Origins: Greek triaina "trident, three-pronged fork" and akantha "thorn." Triaenophora ( Hook.f ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Submarines 1901-1955 (2002)

by Paul Akermann

TRIDENT also belonged to the very small group of submarines, of either side, which managed to serve as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States National Security (2005)

by Richard J. Samuels

Sea-launched ballistic missiles are carried by Ohio class, Trident submarines, the largest submarines deployed by the U.S. Navy, second in size only to Russian Typhoon submarines. These submarines, specifically designed for extended ...

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Scrabble value of T1R1I1D2E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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