Associations to the word «Trigger»


TRIGGER, noun. A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
TRIGGER, noun. A similar device used to activate any mechanism.
TRIGGER, noun. An event that initiates others, or incites a response.
TRIGGER, noun. (psychology) An event, experience or other stimulus that initiates a traumatic memory or action in a person.
TRIGGER, noun. (electronics) A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.
TRIGGER, noun. (computing) An SQL procedure that may be initiated when a record is inserted, updated or deleted; typically used to maintain referential integrity.
TRIGGER, noun. (online gaming) A text string that, when received by a player, will cause the player to execute a certain command.
TRIGGER, noun. (archaic) A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
TRIGGER, verb. (transitive) to fire a weapon
TRIGGER, verb. (transitive) to initiate something
TRIGGER, verb. (transitive) to spark a response, especially a negative emotional response, in (someone)
TRIGGER FINGER, noun. A finger used in pulling the trigger of a firearm
TRIGGER FINGER, noun. The forefinger
TRIGGER FINGER, noun. (medicine) difficulty encountered in finger flexion or extension caused by the narrowing of the sheath that surrounds that finger's tendon
TRIGGER GUARD, noun. A thin loop surrounding the trigger of a weapon to keep it from accidental discharge.
TRIGGER HAPPY, adjective. Alternative spelling of trigger-happy
TRIGGER MAN, noun. Alternative form of triggerman
TRIGGER WARNING, noun. A notice placed before the beginning of media content (usually an online article, e-mail, or post) to warn of potential traumatic triggers it contains.
TRIGGER WARNINGS, noun. Plural of trigger warning

Dictionary definition

TRIGGER, noun. Lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun.
TRIGGER, noun. A device that activates or releases or causes something to happen.
TRIGGER, noun. An act that sets in motion some course of events.
TRIGGER, verb. Put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits".
TRIGGER, verb. Release or pull the trigger on; "Trigger a gun".

Wise words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa