trump, trump card(noun)
a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
"the ace of trumps is a sure winner"
(card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
"clubs were declared trumps"; "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led"
cornet, horn, trumpet, trump(verb)
a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
produce a sound as if from a trumpet
outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop(verb)
get the better of
"the goal was to best the competition"
play a trump
trump, trump out(verb)
proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare
a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter
Origin: Possibly from Italian trionfi (triumph(s)).
a wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or sound of a trumpet; -- used chiefly in Scripture and poetry
to blow a trumpet
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
an old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; -- called also ruff
a good fellow; an excellent person
to play a trump card when one of another suit has been led
to play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she trumped the first trick
to trick, or impose on; to deceive
to impose unfairly; to palm off
A trump is a playing card which is elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games. Typically an entire suit is nominated as a trump suit - these cards then outrank all cards of plain suits. In other contexts, the term trump card can refer to any sort of action, authority, or policy which automatically prevails over all others.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trump, v.t. to deceive; to introduce unfairly.—adj. Trumped′-up, forged, worthless.—n. Trum′pery, something showy but worthless: rubbish: nonsense, idle talk.—adj. showy and worthless.—Trump up, to forge: collect from any quarter. [Fr. tromper, to deceive, orig. to play on the trump.]
trump, n. a trumpet: a Jew's-harp. [O. Fr. trompe (It. tromba); cf. Old High Ger. trumba, Ger. tromme, Eng. drum, which is thus a doublet of trump.]
trump, n. a card of the leading suit that triumphs or wins: one of the suit of cards which takes any other: an old game of cards: (coll.) a good, trusty fellow.—v.i. to play a trump card.—v.t. to play a trump card upon.—Call, Signal, for trumps, in whist, a conventional signal indicating that the player wishes his partner to lead trumps. [From triumph, confused with trump, to deceive.]
The numerical value of trump in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of trump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Life is the trump card of love and love is the wild card of reality.
Since when did pursuit of quality of life trump actual quaility of life?
Obviously, if this were Donald trump or Bill Gates accused of a crime, that would be grossly inadequate, but you cannot set a bond that a person could not possibly come up with.
O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone
Trump is a radical pragmatist who manages to come down on the conservative side more than the liberal side. He’s an opinionated, emotional man who is always full of energy. He enjoys being Donald Trump and all that entails. He sees things through the lens of experience and what he considers to be common sense. He calls ‘em as he sees ‘em. This leads to him changing his mind, as we’ve all seen, a lot. He’s a scrappy billionaire from humble Queens who, despite an Ivy League education, speaks with an accent some consider unsophisticated. He almost never talks about the Constitution or the Founding Fathers which infuriates many conservative intellectuals who think that he is beneath them.
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Translations for trump
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- ورقة رابحةArabic
- trumfarCatalan, Valencian
- trumfy, trumfCzech
- pinte, triunfoSpanish
- valttikortti, valtti, ruffata, päihittääFinnish
- atout, carte maîtresse, couperFrench
- trunfo, trunfarGalician
- tromf, aduHungarian
- briscola, asso nella manica, seme vincente, briscola di semeItalian
- tānapu, haiMāori
- troef, overtroevenDutch
- ко́зырь, козырная картаRussian
- адут, adutSerbo-Croatian
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