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    • [tram]
    • /træm/
    • /træm/
    • US Pronunciation
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    • [tram]
    • /træm/

Definitions of tram word

  • noun tram silk that has been slightly or loosely twisted, used weftwise in weaving silk fabrics. 1
  • verb with object tram Machinery. to adjust (something) correctly. 1
  • noun tram passenger car on cable railway 1
  • noun tram public vehicle on rails 1
  • noun tram wagon used in mine 1
  • countable noun tram A tram is a public transport vehicle, usually powered by electricity from wires above it, which travels along rails laid in the surface of a street. 0

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Origin of tram

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
1490-1500 for an earlier sense; 1820-30 for def 2; orig. shafts of a barrow or cart, rails for carts (in mines); perhaps < Middle Dutch trame beam

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Parts of speech for Tram


tram popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

tram usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for tram

noun tram

  • barouche — a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, popular in the 19th century, having a retractable hood over the rear half, seats inside for two couples facing each other, and a driver's seat outside at the front
  • buckboard — an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with the seat attached to a flexible board between the front and rear axles
  • cable car — A cable car is a vehicle for taking people up mountains or steep hills. It is pulled by a moving cable.
  • camion — a lorry, or, esp formerly, a large dray
  • chariot — In ancient times, chariots were fast-moving vehicles with two wheels that were pulled by horses.

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