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TRI'DENT, n. [L. tridens; tres, three, and dens, tooth.]

In mythology, a kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, which the fables of antiquity put into the hands of Neptune, the deity of the ocean.

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TRI'DENT, n. [L. tridens; tres, three, and dens, tooth.]

In mythology, a kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, which the fables of antiquity put into the hands of Neptune, the deity of the ocean.

TRI'DENT


TRI'DENT, n. [Fr. from L. tridens; tres, three, and dens, tooth.]

In mythology, a kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, which the fables of antiquity put into the hands of Neptune, the deity of the ocean.


Tri"dent
  1. A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune.
  2. Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.
  3. A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators.
  4. A three-pronged fish spear.
  5. A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction.

    Trident bat (Zoöl.), an Asiatic rhinolophid bat (Triænops Persicus), having the nose membrane in the shape of a trident.

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Trident

TRI'DENT, noun [Latin tridens; tres, three, and dens, tooth.]

In mythology, a kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, which the fables of antiquity put into the hands of Neptune, the deity of the ocean.

TRI'DENT

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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