Trait (?), n. [F., fr. L. tractus, fr. trahere to draw. See Trace, v., and cf. Tract a region, Trace a strap, Tret.]


A stroke; a touch.

By this single trait Homer makes an essential difference between the Iliad and Odyssey. Broome.


A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.

⇒ Formerly pronounced tra, as in French, and still so pronounced to some extent in England.


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