1. [ verb ] travel on foot, esp. on a walking expedition

"We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

Related terms: hike sport hiker
2. [ noun ] a disreputable vagrant
Synonyms: bum hobo

"a homeless tramp" "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

Related terms: wanderer vagrant vagabond dosser
3. [ noun ] a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
Synonyms: tramper hiker
Related terms: pedestrian backpacker hike
4. [ verb ] cross on foot

"We had to tramp the creeks"

Related terms: traverse hiker
5. [ noun ] a heavy footfall

"the tramp of military boots"

Related terms: footfall
6. [ noun ] (sexuality) a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
Synonyms: swinger
Related terms: libertine swing
7. [ noun ] (nautical,transportation) a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
Synonyms: tramp_steamer
Related terms: steamer
8. [ verb ] walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
Synonyms: trudge plod footslog pad slog

"Donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle around a gin" D.H. Lawrence

Related terms: walk squelch infantryman plodder plodder stamper plodding
9. [ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms: wander roam drift range stray rove vagabond cast ramble roll swan

"The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next"

Related terms: travel maunder gallivant stray wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler vagabond drifting hiker
10. [ noun ] (transportation) a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
Synonyms: hike
Related terms: walk trudge
Similar spelling:   trample