from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group consisting of three closely related members. Also called triunity.
- n. Theology In most Christian faiths, the union of three divine persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one God. Also called Trine.
- n. Trinity Sunday.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A group or set of three people or things; triad; trio; trine.
- n. The state of being three; threeness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.
- n. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.
- n. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being three; threeness.
- n. A set or group of three; a triad; a trio; a trine.
- n. [capitalized] The union of three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—in one Godhead; the threefold personality of the one divine being.
- n. A symbolical representation of the mystery of the Trinity, frequent in Christian art.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing compounded of an orle, a pall, and four roundels, three at the angles of the orle where the bands of the pall meet it, the fourth at the intersection of the bands of the pall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. three people considered as a unit
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
- n. the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
Middle English trinite, from Old French, from Latin trīnitās, from trīnus, trine; see trine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French trinité (French: trinité), from Latin trīnitās, from trīni ("three each"), from trēs ("three"). (Wiktionary)