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Definition of the noun card game

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  1. a game played with playing cards
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of card game: cards
    • more generic word: game = a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • more specific terms:
      • high-low-jack / all fours = card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
      • chemin de fer / baccarat = a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker
      • beggar-my-neighbour / beggar-my-neighbor / strip-Jack-naked = a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
      • vingt-et-un / twenty-one / blackjack = a gambling game using cards
      • bridge = any of various card games based on whist for four players
      • cassino / casino = a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
      • cribbage / crib = a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
      • ecarte = a card game for 2 players
      • five hundred / euchre = a card game similar to ecarte
      • parliament / fantan / sevens = a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens
      • faro = a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
      • Go Fish = a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards
      • three-card monte / four-card monte / monte = a gambling card game of Spanish origin
      • Newmarket / Michigan / Chicago / boodle / stops = a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops
      • Napoleon / nap = a card game similar to whist
      • old maid = a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed
      • penuchle / pinochle / bezique / pinocle = a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards
      • piquet = a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards
      • pisha paysha = a card game for two players one of whom is usually a child; the deck is place face down with one card face upward; players draw from the deck alternately hoping to build up or down from the open card
      • poker game / poker = any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
      • trente-et-quarante / rouge et noir = a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number
      • rummy / rum = a card game based on collecting sets and sequences
      • solitaire / patience = a card game played by one person
      • short whist / long whist / whist = a card game for four players who form two partnerships
    • parts:
      • discard = the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
      • shuffling / shuffle / make = the act of mixing cards haphazardly
      • cutting / cut = the division of a deck of cards before dealing
      • doubling / double = raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
      • deal = the act of distributing playing cards
      • lead = the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
      • renege / revoke = the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
      • call = a demand for a show of hands in a card game

Specialised definition of the noun card game

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a game played with cards (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

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Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

joker card dealer at gambling table: croupier card dealer's push: stuss card for fortune-telling: tarot card for learning: flash card card-game authority: Hoyle card game breaking a tie: rubber card game for three: skat card game for two: écarté, ...

Google previewIconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo by Eric Zolov

Pítima or tuta was the colloquial Mexican name for the briscola, an Italian card game similar to the British game Whist. 4.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

vingt-et-un A French phrase meaning twenty-one, used to mean the card game of blackjack vin ordinaire A French phrase meaning ordinary wine, ...

Google previewBoy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish

The first Trading Card Game published was Magic—The Gathering of Wizards of the Coast (which today belongs to Hasbro) in 1993. Since then many more Trading Card Games have been developed, even as merchandising products from ...

Google previewDictionary of Cape Breton English (2016)

by William John Davey, Richard P. MacKinnon

noun; also bish; compare Bella a card game typically played by four players in two teams using thirty-six cards, the primary goal being to win as many of the 282 points as available in ...

Google previewNez Perce Dictionary (1994)

by Haruo Aoki

gallop up, qoqolahsasa lahsa VS gamble (card game), cexcemi-se ce-xcem N gamble (stick game), 16-xmi VS gambler, habitual (card game), cexcemitipec ce- xcem N gambler (card game), cexcemiyewe-t ce-xcem N gambler (stick game), ...

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