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Travis

[trav-is] /ˈtræv ɪs/
noun
1.
William Barret, 1809–36, U.S. soldier: commander during the battle of the Alamo.
2.
a male given name.
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  • The fifth had such an odd outline that Travis was reminded of Menlik's sketch of the alien.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Alice Norton
  • He felt that Mrs. Travis must read in his face the curiosity that consumed him.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • Travis assured her that nothing did harm if only it were known in time.

    In Exile and Other Stories Mary Hallock Foote
  • Mrs. Travis smiled, as though there were lots of things in her head that she was not going to say.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • Travis came out of cover, approaching the brush which had concealed the crash of the other animal.

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Word Origin and History for Travis

masc. proper name, also a surname (late 12c.), from an Old French word meaning "to cross over," related to traverse. Probably a name for a gatekeeper or the toll collector of a bridge.

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