lotto, bingo, beano, keno(noun)
a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
A game of chance for two or more players, who mark off numbers on a grid as they are announced by the caller; the game is won by the first person to call out "bingo!" or "house!" after crossing off all numbers on the grid or in one line of the grid.
A win in such a game.
There were two bingos in the last game, so the players split the prize money.
A play where all seven letter tiles are played.
Used by players of bingo to claim a win.
Used when finding what one has been looking for or trying to recall.
Similarly, used to declare "You've just made my point!" or "My point exactly!".
Origin: Alternate form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound (1925).
Bingo is a game of chance played with randomly drawn numbers which players match against numbers that have been pre-printed on 5x5 matrices. The matrices may be printed on paper, card stock or electronically represented and are referred to as cards. Many versions conclude the game when the first person achieves a specified pattern from the drawn numbers. The winner is usually required to call out the word "Bingo!", which alerts the other players and caller of a possible win. All wins are checked for accuracy before the win is officially confirmed at which time the prize is secured and a new game is begun. In this version of bingo, players compete against one another for the prize or jackpot. Alternative methods of play try to increase participation by creating excitement. Since its invention in 1929, modern bingo has evolved into multiple variations, with each jurisdiction's gambling laws regulating how the game is played. There are also nearly unlimited patterns that may be specified for play. Some patterns only require one number to be matched, up to cover-all games which award the jackpot for covering an entire card and certain games award prizes to players for matching no numbers or achieving no pattern. See "Variations" for more details.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bing′ō, n. a familiar name for brandy. [Prob. B, and stingo.]
The numerical value of Bingo in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Bingo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All roads lead to Mecca Bingo.
And I said, ‘Bingo!’ i knew that the moment my wife said it, but it just hadn’t gone through my head yet.
The girls would have outbursts. He would have occasional outbursts. They would all do the same thing and copy him. One time they removed him from the courtroom and put him a holding cell, behind a locked door with a little screen, at one point he was agitated and (said) something to the effect of 'Somebody ought to cut your head off, judge' ... And before you knew it, Bingo! He was leaping toward the judge. The bailiff tackled him in midair.
Weird, isn't it Somehow in the dead of winter when its 40 below, so cold your words just freeze in the air, you think you'll never hear a robin's song again or see a blossom on a cherry tree, when one day you wake up and bingo, light coming through the mini blinds is softened with a tick of rose and the cold morning air has lost its bite. It's spring once again, the streets are paved with mud and the hills are alive with the sound of mosquitos.
Dateline Mesopotamia, 3500 B.C. That's when the multi-faceted sounds we call music got its humble beginnings. It seems clappers were sent out the the fields to scare evil spirits away. These clappers started getting into the beat of their duty and, bingo, you got drums. From there, horns, strings, reeds, the whole orchestral gestalt. So, born in staving off death, music continues to nourish us in a variety of forms as different as the colors of the spectrum.
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- bingoCatalan, Valencian
- Bingo, VolltrefferGerman
- bingo, napakymppi, [[ritirati]] [[sana]][[peli]]Finnish
- ça y est, scrabble, bingoFrench
- bingo, tombolaItalian
- bingoKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- proszę bardzo, bingoPolish
- би́нго, найтиRussian
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