trice n : a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash" [syn: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, twinkling, wink, New York minute]
1 raise with a line; "trice a window shade" [syn: trice up]
2 hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope [syn: trice up]
- Rhymes with: -aɪs
- A very short time; an instant; a moment; – now used only in the
phrase in a trice.
- 1623, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Crown Publishers, Inc.
(1975), page 975,
- This is most strange, that she, who even but now was your best object...most best, most dearest, should in this trice of time commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle so many folds of favor.
- 1623, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Crown Publishers, Inc. (1975), page 975,
very short time
- Dutch: oogwenk
- Russian: миг (mig)
- Dutch: slepen, optrekken
haul and tie up
- Dutch: ophalen (nautical), optrekken