Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

trot - definition and synonyms

Close
What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close
ThesaurusThesaurus
Thesaurus diagram

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun     trot pronunciation in British English
/trɒt/
Word Forms
Close
singulartrot
pluraltrots
  1. 1
    [singular] the speed of a horse or other animal when it moves more quickly than when walking but does not run

    The horse slowed to a trot.

    1. a.
      [countable] a ride on a horse that is trotting

      a trot around the park

    2. b.
      [singular] the speed of someone walking with short quick steps

      He set off at a trot.

      break into a trot (=start walking faster so that you are trotting):

      When he saw us, he broke into a brisk trot.

  2. 2

    trot

    or

    Trot

    [countable] British informal an insulting word for someone with left-wing political ideas
  3. 3
    [countable] Australian informal a period of time in which you have a particular kind of luck

    Simpson hoped his bad trot was about to end.

  4. 4

    the trots

    [plural] informal diarrhoea
BuzzWord

moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play