See also: trans., trans-, and trans*

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin trāns (on the other side of).

AdjectiveEdit

trans (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) In (or constituting, forming, or describing) a double bond in which the greater radical on both ends is on the opposite side of the bond.
    the trans effect is the labilization of ligands which are trans to certain other ligands
  2. (cytology) Of the side of the Golgi apparatus farther from the endoplasmic reticulum.
Usage notesEdit

Compare trans- and its usage notes.

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VerbEdit

trans (third-person singular simple present transes, present participle transing, simple past and past participle transed)

  1. (rare, transitive, social sciences) To cross from one side to another of (gender, sex or something in that vein).
    • 2012, Trystan Cotten, Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition (→ISBN):
      [] as they interact with bodies transing gender (and other) borders and spaces.
    • 2012, Finn Enke, Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies (→ISBN), pages 4 and 20:
      Although they did so in sometimes very different ways and in different communities, transsexuals, drag queens, butch lesbians, cross-dressers, feminine men, and masculine women all in some senses crossed, or transed, gender[.] [] People who trans gender as well as people who do not may receive cis-privileges, and people who do not intentionally trans gender as well as people who do are denied cis-privileges if they fail to pass (or pass enough) in the sex/gender they are expected to be.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of transgender or of transsexual (ultimately from Latin trāns).

AdjectiveEdit

trans (not comparable)

  1. Transgender (or sometimes transsexual).
    trans rights are human rights
    • 2018, Shon Faye, The Guardian, 30 May:
      Last week, a study released in Belgium suggested that trans people’s brains – including those of trans children – more closely matched those belonging to other members of the gender they identified with than with members of the gender associated with their sex at birth.
  2. Alternative form of trans*
Usage notesEdit

Compare trans- and its usage notes; see also trans*.

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NounEdit

trans (plural transes)

  1. (informal, sometimes offensive, sometimes humorous) A trans person.
    • 2001 November 23, "D a#344", TS out and proud compensation for passabilty?, alt.support.srs, Usenet:
      Good thing about Thanksgiving with the transes is you don;t need to explain your need to dialate in the middle of a movie. ; ) Dana a#344.

Etymology 3Edit

Clipping.

NounEdit

trans

  1. Clipping of transaction.
  2. Clipping of transmission.
    • 1998 May 14, Gary S. Callison, Trans change (was: Something I just deleted and forgot), alt.fan.cecil-adams, Usenet:
      Most of the transes I've seen die started out by losing a gear, usually the high one. If this happens to you, first check the trans fluid level, *then* panic.
    • 2005 September 13, Richard, Re: Valvoline Transmission Fluid ATF+3 Chrysler Approved?, rec.autos.makers.chrysler, Usenet, quoting another user:
      If there really had been a difference and the transes were so forgiving as to be able to tolerate it, then cheaper alternatives like Lubeguard and []

Etymology 4Edit

Inflection.

NounEdit

trans

  1. plural of tran

ReferencesEdit

  • trans at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • trans in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • trans in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin trans.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /trans/
  • Hyphenation: trans
  • Audio:
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PrepositionEdit

trans

  1. across, on the other side of
  2. over

AntonymsEdit

  • cis (on this side of)
  • maltrans (on this side of)

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin trans. Doublet of très.

AdjectiveEdit

trans (invariable)

  1. (chemistry) trans

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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

trans m or f (plural trans)

  1. transsexual

AdjectiveEdit

trans (invariable)

  1. transsexual

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Esperanto trans, from Latin trans. Not to be confused with the paronym tra.

PrepositionEdit

trans

  1. on the other side of, beyond, across
    Il pasas trans la rivero per ponto.
    He goes across the river by bridge.

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • dop (behind, after)

AntonymsEdit

  • cis (on this side of)

ParonymsEdit

  • tra (through)

InterlinguaEdit

PrepositionEdit

trans

  1. across

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

See English trans.

NounEdit

trans m or f (invariable)

  1. transsexual

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *trānts, from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥h₂-n̥ts, from *terh₂- (through, throughout, over). Cognate with English through, Scots throch (through), West Frisian troch (through), Dutch door (through), German durch (through), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌷 (þairh, through), Albanian tërthor (through, around), Welsh tra (through). See also thorough.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

trāns (+ accusative)

  1. across, beyond

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DescendantsEdit

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

trans

  1. Alternative form of traunce

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

trans (plural trans, comparable)

  1. Short for transexual.
  2. Short for transgênero.

NounEdit

trans m, f (plural trans)

  1. Short for transexual.
  2. Short for transgênero.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of transexual.

AdjectiveEdit

trans (plural trans)

  1. transgender, trans
    • 2015 July 30, Karla Avelar, ““Tengo miedo constantemente””, in El País (Spain)[2]:
      Internacionalmente, presentan al país como perfecto cumplidor en cuanto a la protección de los derechos humanos de la población LGBTI. Hablan de la recientemente creada línea de atención y de la contratación de mujeres trans en organismos públicos.
      Internationally, they present the country as a perfect complier regarding the protection of the LGBTI population's human rights. They talk about the recently created support line and the hiring of trans women in public organizations.
    • 2019 September 4, Claudio Andrade, “Es abogada y quiere convertirse en la primera jueza trans de la Argentina”, in Clarín (Argentina)[3]:
      En la Argentina solo existe un antecedente de una persona trans que haya aspirado a un cargo de juez.
      In Argentine only one precedent exists of a trans person who has aspired to the position of judge.

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

trans c

  1. trance

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