Definition of Trump

1. Noun. A playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps. "The ace of trumps is a sure winner"

Exact synonyms: Trump Card
Generic synonyms: Playing Card

2. Verb. Produce a sound as if from a trumpet.
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

3. Noun. (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand. "A trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led"
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Suit

4. Verb. Get the better of. "The fighter managed to trump his opponent"; "The goal was to best the competition"
Exact synonyms: Best, Outdo, Outflank, Scoop
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Specialized synonyms: Outmaneuver, Outmanoeuvre, Outsmart

5. Noun. A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves.
Exact synonyms: Cornet, Horn, Trumpet
Generic synonyms: Brass, Brass Instrument
Specialized synonyms: Serpent
Derivative terms: Cornetist, Trumpet

6. Verb. Play a trump.
Exact synonyms: Ruff
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Go, Move
Specialized synonyms: Overtrump, Crossruff
Derivative terms: Ruff, Trumping

7. Verb. Proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare.
Exact synonyms: Trump Out
Generic synonyms: Announce, Denote

Definition of Trump

1. n. A wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or sound of a trumpet; -- used chiefly in Scripture and poetry.

2. v. i. To blow a trumpet.

3. n. A winning card; one of a particular suit (usually determined by chance for each deal) any card of which takes any card of the other suits.

4. v. i. To play a trump card when one of another suit has been led.

5. v. t. To play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she trumped the first trick.

6. v. t. To trick, or impose on; to deceive.

Definition of Trump

1. Proper noun. (surname dot=,) a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter ¹

2. Noun. (US singular)(cards) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others. ¹

3. Noun. (British in the plural)(cards) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others. ¹

4. Noun. (cards) A playing card of that suit. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) Something that gives one an advantage, especially one held in reserve. ¹

6. Noun. (context: colloquial now rare) An excellent person; a fine fellow, a good egg. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) (cards) To play a trump (on a card of another suit). ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) (cards) To play a trump, or to take a trick with a trump ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To get the better of, or finesse, a competitor. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To supersede. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) (U.K.) To flatulate. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) A trumpet. ¹

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Definition of Trump

1. to outdo [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: outdo

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trump

truly yours
trummerfeld scurvy zone
trump (current term)
trump card
trump cards
trump out
trump up
trumpet arch
trumpet creeper
trumpet flower

Literary usage of Trump

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The player who orders up, takes up, or makes the trump plays against the other two, except at independent euchre, when each plays for himself. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"If you pasa and the dealer turns it down, yon should not make the trump unless you have a two to one chance of winning three tricks against one trump. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"His partner cannot object, player can declare to play alone when he or his partner den up, or when his partner assists, or when he makes i trump, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"With one's adversary at four, the trump should be adopted even on a light hand. ... This right is lost if a player reminds his partner, after the trump card ..."

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