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TRESPASS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trespass mean? 

TRESPASS (noun)
  The noun TRESPASS has 2 senses:

1. a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
2. entry to another's property without right or permission

  Familiarity information: TRESPASS used as a noun is rare.


TRESPASS (verb)
  The verb TRESPASS has 5 senses:

1. enter unlawfully on someone's property
2. make excessive use of
3. break the law
4. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
5. pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

  Familiarity information: TRESPASS used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRESPASS (noun)


Sense 1trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("trespass" is a kind of...):

civil wrong; tort ((law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trespass"):

continuing trespass (trespass that is not transient or intermittent but continues as long as the offending object remains)

trespass de bonis asportatis (an action brought to recover damages from a person who has taken goods or property from its rightful owner)

trespass on the case (an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss)

trespass quare clausum fregit (the defendant unlawfully enters the land of the plaintiff)

trespass viet armis (trespass with force and arms resulting in injury to another's person or property)


Sense 2trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Entry to another's property without right or permission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

usurpation; encroachment; trespass; violation; intrusion

Hypernyms ("trespass" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trespass"):

inroad (an encroachment or intrusion)


TRESPASS (verb)


Sense 1trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter unlawfully on someone's property

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

trespass; intrude

Context example:

Don't trespass on my land!

Hypernyms (to "trespass" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trespass"):

break; break in (enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Also:

trespass (make excessive use of)


Sense 2trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make excessive use of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

take advantage; trespass

Context examples:

You are taking advantage of my good will! / She is trespassing upon my privacy

Hypernyms (to "trespass" is one way to...):

use (seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trespass"):

encroach; entrench; impinge; trench (impinge or infringe upon)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break the law

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "trespass" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

sin; transgress; trespass

Hypernyms (to "trespass" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trespass"):

fall (yield to temptation or sin)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 5trespass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

overstep; transgress; trespass

Hypernyms (to "trespass" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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