distinguishing+trait

  • 1 distinguishing trait — index characteristic, property (distinctive attribute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Trait — Trait, n. [F., fr. L. tractus, fr. trahere to draw. See {Trace}, v., and cf. {Tract} a region, {Trace} a strap, {Tret}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stroke; a touch. [1913 Webster] By this single trait Homer makes an essential difference between the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 trait — (n.) late 15c., shot, missiles; later a stroke, short line (1580s), from M.Fr. trait, from L. tractus draft, drawing, drawing out, later line drawn, feature, from pp. stem of trahere to pull, draw (see TRACT (Cf. tract) (1)). Sense of particular… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 trait — ► NOUN 1) a distinguishing quality or characteristic. 2) a genetically determined characteristic. USAGE Trait has two pronunciations. The first, sounding like tray, is the traditional one (corresponding to its sound in French), but the newer one …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 trait — meaning ‘a person s distinguishing characteristic’, is now usually pronounced trayt rather than tray in both BrE and in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 trait — [trāt] n. [Fr, a draft, line, stroke < L tractus, pp. of trahere, to DRAW] 1. a distinguishing quality or characteristic, as of personality 2. CHARACTER (n. 15) 3. Rare a stroke, trace, or touch SYN. QUALITY …

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  • 7 trait — /trayt/; Brit. also /tray/, n. 1. a distinguishing characteristic or quality, esp. of one s personal nature: bad traits of character. 2. a pen or pencil stroke. 3. a stroke, touch, or strain, as of some quality: a trait of pathos; a trait of… …

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  • 8 trait — [[t]treɪt[/t]] brit. also [[t]treɪ[/t]] n. 1) a distinguishing characteristic or quality, esp. of one s personal nature: bad traits[/ex] 2) an inherited feature or characteristic: a recessive trait[/ex] 3) a pencil stroke 4) a touch or trace •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 trait — noun Etymology: Middle French, literally, act of drawing, from Latin tractus more at tract Date: 1589 1. a. a stroke of or as if of a pencil b. touch, trace 2. a. a distinguishing quality (as of personal character) < curiosity is one of her… …

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  • 10 trait — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. quality, characteristic, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy; custom; feature. See indication, attribution, speciality. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. habit, manner, custom, feature, attribute, quality, characteristic …

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  • 11 trait — [treɪt, treɪ] noun a distinguishing quality or characteristic. ↘a genetically determined characteristic. Origin C16 (an early sense was stroke of the pen or pencil in a picture ): from Fr., from L. tractus (see tract1) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 trait — n 1. characteristic, quality, feature, attribute, property; idiosyncrasy, idiocrasy, peculiarity, specialty, singularity, mannerism, quirk; particular, particularity, distinguishing mark, sign, badge, trademark, earmark, hallmark, symptom, mark.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 13 trait — /treɪt / (say trayt), /treɪ / (say tray) noun 1. an inherited physical mark or feature. 2. a distinguishing quality (as of personal character): bad traits of character. 3. Rare a stroke or touch, as of a pencil or brush. {late Middle English,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 trait — n. a distinguishing feature or characteristic esp. of a person. Etymology: F f. L tractus (as TRACT(1)) …

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  • 15 property — prop·er·ty n pl ties [Anglo French propreté proprieté, from Latin proprietat proprietas, from proprius own, particular] 1: something (as an interest, money, or land) that is owned or possessed see also asset, estate, interest …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 Spider-Man's powers and equipment — The fateful spider bite that gave Peter Parker his powers. Amazing Fantasy #15, art by Steve Ditko. Spider Man s powers, abilities, and equipment are used by Marvel Comics superhero Spider Man in tandem to combat his many foes. He receives most… …

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  • 17 bullfighting — See bullfighter. * * * Spanish corrida de toros Spectacle, popular in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, in which matadors ceremonially taunt, and usually kill, bulls in an arena. Spectacles with bulls were common in ancient Crete, Thessaly, and …

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  • 18 characteristic — I. noun Date: 1664 1. a distinguishing trait, quality, or property 2. the integral part of a common logarithm 3. the smallest positive integer n which for an operation in a ring or field yields 0 when any element is used n times with the… …

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  • 19 Blue Monday (comics) — Infobox comic book title title = Blue Monday imagesize=200 caption = Cover of Blue Monday:The Kids Are Alright TPB schedule = Monthly format = limited =Y publisher=Oni Press date = 2000 issues = 15 past current color = background:#c0c0c0 main… …

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  • 20 Felix Aderca — Froim Zelig Aderca Zelicu Froim Adercu Born March 13, 1891(1891 03 13) Puieşti Died December 12, 1962(1962 12 12) (ag …

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