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trunks (body part)

trunks is a plural form of trunk

trunk (body part)

Definition:

the body excluding the head, neck, and limbs

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

trunks

Part of:

body

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

body | torso

Etymology:

"box, case", from Old French tronc "alms box in a church" (12th century), also...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of trunks...

Definition references

Wiktionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural] | trunk [synonym]

The part of the (human) body from the neck to the groin, that is, the body excluding the head and limbs. (21 of 31 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/torso

Collins Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

the trunk of the human body | a statue of a nude human trunk, especially without the head or limbs | something regarded as incomplete or truncated (25 of 432 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/torso

Wikipedia:

Torso (disambiguation)

the central part of the body. Torso may also refer to: Torso (Image Comics), a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis | Torso (Marvel Comics), a character in the Marvel Universe | Torso (1973 film), an Italian thriller by Sergio Martino | Torso (1983 ... (41 of 134 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Torso (disambiguation)

Oxford Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

the trunk of the human body. | the trunk of a statue without, or considered independently of, the head and limbs. | an unfinished or mutilated thing, ... (25 of 87 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/torso

Merriam-Webster:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

a sculptured representation of the trunk of a human body | something (as a piece of writing) that is mutilated or left unfinished | the human trunk (25 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/torso

New World Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

the trunk of a statue of the nude human figure, especially of such a statue lacking the head and full limbs | the trunk of the human body | any ... (28 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/torso

American Heritage Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk. | A statue of the human body with the head and limbs omitted or removed. | A truncated or ... (26 of 58 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/torso

Macmillan British Dictionary:

torso [countable] | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

the upper part of your body, not including your head or arms (12 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/torso

Random House Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

the trunk of the human body. | a sculptured form representing the trunk of a nude female or male figure. | something mutilated or incomplete. (23 of 36 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/torso

Cambridge Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural]

the human body considered without head, arms or legs, or a statue representing this (14 of 32 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/torso

Encarta Dictionary:

torso | torsos [plural] | torsi [plural]

the upper part of the human body, not including the head and arms | a sculpture of a torso, or a broken statue of a human figure with the head, arms, ... (30 of 89 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721018​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

trunk

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: "box, case", from Old French tronc "alms box in a church" (12th century), also "trunk of a tree, trunk of the human body", from Latin ... (27 of 120 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=trunk

Wiktionary:

trunk | trunks [plural] | trunked [past tense] | trunking [present participle]

Origin: Middle English trunke, from Old French tronc ("alms box, tree trunk, headless body"), from Latin truncus ("a stock, lopped tree trunk"), from truncus ("cut off, maimed, mutilated"). For the verb, compare French... (32 of 36 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/trunk

New World Dictionary:

trunk

Origin: Middle English tronke from Old French tronc from Latin truncus, a stem, trunk from truncus, maimed, mutilated from ... (18 of 29 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/trunk

American Heritage Dictionary:

trunk

Origin: Middle English trunke, from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus; see terə- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/trunk

Collins Dictionary:

trunk

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus, from truncus (adj) lopped

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/trunk

Merriam-Webster:

trunk

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English trunke Anglo-French trunc, trunke, from Latin truncus trunk, torso

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/trunk

Oxford Dictionary:

trunk | trunkfuls [plural]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/trunk

Encarta Dictionary:

trunk | trunks [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French tronc "tree trunk, alms box" from Latin truncus "something cut off"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722251​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

trunk | trunks [plural] | trunked [past tense] | trunking [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "trunk"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/trunk

Collins Dictionary:

trunk

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "trunk"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/trunk

Macmillan American Dictionary:

trunk [countable] | trunks [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "trunk"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/trunk

Macmillan British Dictionary:

trunk [countable] | trunks [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "trunk"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/trunk

Cambridge Dictionary:

trunk [entry 5, United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "trunk"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "trunk"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/trunk 5

the Free Dictionary:

trunk

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "trunk"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "trunk"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "trunk" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/trunk

Google Dictionary:

trunk | trunks [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "trunk"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

trunk

Audio: North American pronunciation of "trunk"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=trunk​001 word=trunk

YourDictionary Audio:

trunk

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "trunk" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/trunk

freedictionary.org:

Trunk

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Trunk" by speech synthesizer

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