Pronunciation: (tramp),[key] —v.i. 1. to tread or walk with a firm, heavy, resounding step.
2. to tread heavily or trample (usually fol. by on or upon): to tramp on a person's toes. 3. to walk steadily; march; trudge.
4. to go on a walking excursion or expedition; hike.
5. to go about as a vagabond or tramp.
6. to make a voyage on a tramp steamer.
—v.t. 1. to tramp or walk heavily or steadily through or over.
2. to traverse on foot: to tramp the streets. 3. to tread or trample underfoot: to tramp grapes. 4. to travel over as a tramp.
5. to run (a ship) as a tramp steamer.
—n. 1. the act of tramping.
2. a firm, heavy, resounding tread.
3. the sound made by such a tread.
4. a long, steady walk; trudge.
5. a walking excursion or expedition; hike.
6. a person who travels on foot from place to place, esp. a vagabond living on occasional jobs or gifts of money or food.
7. a sexually promiscuous woman; prostitute.
8. a freight vessel that does not run regularly between fixed ports, but takes a cargo wherever shippers desire. Cf. cargo liner. 9. a piece of iron affixed to the sole of a shoe.