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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any playing card of a suit that for the time outranks the other suits, such a card being able to take any card of another suit. Often, trumps. (used with a sing. v.) the suit itself.

    Category: Games

  2. Informal. a fine person; brick.

    Category: Informal

  3. (v.t.)to take with a trump.

    Category: Games

  4. to excel; surpass; outdo.

  5. (v.i.)to play a trump. to take a trick with a trump.

    Category: Games

  6. trump up, to devise or invent (an accusation, excuse, etc.), esp. deceitfully.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of trump:

1520–30; unexplained var. of triumph

trump*trʌmp(n.; v.)

  1. (n.)a trumpet.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. its sound.

    Category: Status (usage)

  3. (v.i.)to blow a trumpet.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Literary..

Origin of trump:

1250–1300; ME trompe (n.) < OF < Gmc; cf. OHG trumpa, var. of trumba trumpet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trump, trump card(noun)

    a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps

    "the ace of trumps is a sure winner"

  2. trump(noun)

    (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"

  3. 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

  4. trump(verb)

    produce a sound as if from a trumpet

  5. outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop(verb)

    get the better of

    "the goal was to best the competition"

  6. trump, ruff(verb)

    play a trump

  7. trump, trump out(verb)

    proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare


  1. Trump(ProperNoun)

    a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter

  2. Origin: Possibly from Italian trionfi (triumph(s)).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trump(noun)

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

  2. Trump(verb)

    to blow a trumpet

  3. Trump(noun)

    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. Trump(noun)

    an old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; -- called also ruff

  5. Trump(noun)

    a good fellow; an excellent person

  6. Trump(verb)

    to play a trump card when one of another suit has been led

  7. Trump(verb)

    to play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she trumped the first trick

  8. Trump(verb)

    to trick, or impose on; to deceive

  9. Trump(verb)

    to impose unfairly; to palm off


  1. Trump

    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.

Translations for trump

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in some card games, any card of a suit which has been declared to rank higher than the other suits

This time, hearts are trumps; (also adjective) a trump card.

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