Definition of trine in English:

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Pronunciation: /trʌɪn/


An aspect of 120° (one third of a circle): Venus in trine to Mars [as modifier]: a trine aspect See also grand trine.
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  • Sexual attraction occurs when one partner's Venus aspects the other's Mars; conjunctions are the most potent, with trines and sextiles also making for rewarding contact.
  • However, we are starting to see indications of a lesser sentence of imprisonment, since a trine is a favorable aspect.
  • Dorotheus refers to the trine as an aspect of much love and to the quartile as one of a medium amount of love.


[with object]
(Of a planet) be in a trine aspect with (another planet or position): Jupiter trines Pluto all month
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  • As Anthony J. McGettigan says: The last time Saturn trined Uranus during a change of signs was during the years 1912-1914.
  • In 1961, when Yuri Gagarin made the first space flight, transiting Uranus was trining the radical Mars / Saturn midpoint.
  • The Moon in Cancer is strong, and past opposing the Sun and trining Uranus.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'made up of three parts'): from Old French trin(e), from Latin trinus 'threefold', from tres 'three'.

Words that rhyme with trine

align, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, enshrine, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline, interline, intertwine, kine, Klein, line, Main, malign, mine, moline, nine, on-line, opine, outshine, pine, Rhein, Rhine, shine, shrine, sign, sine, spine, spline, stein, Strine, swine, syne, thine, tine, twine, Tyne, underline, undermine, vine, whine, wine

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