Definitions for finessefɪˈnɛss

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)

    subtly skillful handling of a situation

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. finesse(Noun)

    The property of having grace, elegance, skill, or balance.

  2. finesse(Noun)

    Skill in handling of a situation.

  3. finesse(Noun)

    An adroit maneuver.

  4. finesse(Noun)

    A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.

  5. finesse(Verb)

    To handle or manage carefully or skillfully.

  6. finesse(Verb)

    To evade.

  7. Origin: from finesse, from fin.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Finesse(adj)

    subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem

  2. Finesse(adj)

    the act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2

  3. Finesse(verb)

    to use artifice or stratagem

  4. Finesse(verb)

    to attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play

  5. Origin: [F., fr. fin fine. See Fine, a.]

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  1. Finesse

    In contract bridge and similar games, a finesse is a card play technique which will enable a player to win an additional trick or tricks should there be a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponents. The player attempts to win either the current trick or a later trick with a card of the suit he leads notwithstanding that the opponents hold a higher card in the suit; the attempt is based on the assumption that the higher card is held by a particular opponent. The specifics of the technique vary depending upon the suit combination being played and the number of tricks the player is attempting to win in that suit.

Translations for finesse

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  • براعةArabic
  • FinesseGerman
  • finesseFrench
  • przebiegłość, impasPolish
  • изящество, прорезывание, тонкость, ловкостьRussian

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