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English noun: tramp

1. tramp (person) a disreputable vagrant

SamplesA homeless tramp.
He tried to help the really down-and-out bums.

Synonymsbum, hobo

Broader (hypernym)drifter, floater, vagabond, vagrant

Narrower (hyponym)dosser, street person

2. tramp (person) a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex


Broader (hypernym)debauchee, libertine, rounder

3. tramp (person) a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)

Synonymshiker, tramper

Broader (hypernym)footer, pedestrian, walker

Narrower (hyponym)backpacker, packer

4. tramp (event) a heavy footfall

SamplesThe tramp of military boots.

Broader (hypernym)footfall, footstep, step

5. tramp (artifact) a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule

Synonymstramp steamer

Broader (hypernym)steamer, steamship

6. tramp (act) a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

SamplesShe enjoys a hike in her spare time.

Synonymshike, hiking

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)trudge

English verb: tramp

1. tramp (motion) travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

SamplesWe went tramping about the state of Colorado.

ExamplesThe children tramp to the playground

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)hike

Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. tramp (motion) walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

SamplesMules plodded in a circle around a grindstone.

Synonymsfootslog, pad, plod, slog, trudge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish

3. tramp (motion) cross on foot

SamplesWe had to tramp the creeks.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse

4. tramp (motion) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymscast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, vagabond, wander

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder

Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander

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