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TRIGGER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trigger mean? 

TRIGGER (noun)
  The noun TRIGGER has 3 senses:

1. lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
2. a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
3. an act that sets in motion some course of events

  Familiarity information: TRIGGER used as a noun is uncommon.


TRIGGER (verb)
  The verb TRIGGER has 2 senses:

1. put in motion or move to act
2. release or pull the trigger on

  Familiarity information: TRIGGER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIGGER (noun)


Sense 1trigger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gun trigger; trigger

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

lever (a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum)

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

hair trigger (a gun trigger that responds with little pressure)

Holonyms ("trigger" is a part of...):

gun (a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel))


Sense 2trigger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

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

plutonium pit; plutonium trigger (a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives)


Sense 3trigger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act that sets in motion some course of events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

trigger; initiation; induction

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

causation; causing (the act of causing something to happen)

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

fomentation; instigation (deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord))


TRIGGER (verb)


Sense 1trigger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in motion or move to act

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

trigger off; trigger; touch off; spark off; spark; set off; actuate; activate; trip

Context examples:

trigger a reaction / actuate the circuits

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

initiate; pioneer (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of)

Cause:

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2trigger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release or pull the trigger on

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

Trigger a gun

"Trigger" entails doing...:

discharge; fire (cause to go off)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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