What does POKER mean?

Definitions for POKER
ˈpoʊ kərPOKER

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word POKER.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poker, stove poker, fire hook, salamander(noun)

    fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire

  2. poker, poker game(noun)

    any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poker(noun)

    one who pokes

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  2. Poker(noun)

    that which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  3. Poker(noun)

    a poking-stick

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  4. Poker(noun)

    the poachard

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  5. Poker(noun)

    a game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the Southwestern United States

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  6. Poker(noun)

    any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]


  1. Poker

    Poker is a family of card games involving betting and individualistic play whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of their cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt, the number of shared or "community" cards and the number of cards that remain hidden. The betting procedures vary among different poker games in such ways as betting limits and splitting the pot between a high hand and a low hand. In most modern poker games, the first round of betting begins with one of the players making some form of a forced bet. In standard poker, each player is betting that the hand he or she has will be the highest ranked. The action then proceeds clockwise around the table and each player in turn must either match the maximum previous bet or fold, losing the amount bet so far and all further interest in the hand. A player who matches a bet may also "raise," or increase the bet. The betting round ends when all players have either matched the last bet or folded. If all but one player fold on any round, then the remaining player collects the pot and may choose to show or conceal their hand. If more than one player remains in contention after the final betting round, the hands are revealed and the player with the winning hand takes the pot. With the exception of initial forced bets, money is only placed into the pot voluntarily by a player who, at least in theory, rationally believes the bet has positive expected value. Thus, while the outcome of any particular hand significantly involves chance, the long-run expectations of the players are determined by their actions chosen on the basis of probability, psychology and game theory.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poker

    pō′kėr, n. a bugbear.—adj. Pō′kerish, causing terror: uncanny.—Old Poker, the devil.

  2. Poker

    pō′kėr, n. a round game at cards, first played in America about 1835. [Ety. uncertain.]

How to pronounce POKER?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say POKER in sign language?

  1. poker


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POKER in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POKER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of POKER in a Sentence

  1. Rick Fuentes:

    When you gamble on a flush in high-stakes poker, you either win big or lose big, christian Lusardi lost big.

  2. Scott Huettel:

    Expert poker players may be able to 'intuit' properties of the people they're playing with, but ... the reason they're an expert is not because they have great intuition. It's because they understand odds.

  3. Sam Ganzfried:

    The result is a significant achievement in computer poker and in artificial intelligence.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    They should render their report. Put up -- I mean I guess if we were playing poker( you would say)' Put up or shut up.' What do you got ? we have every reason to believe they don't have anything of the President doing anything wrong. I don't think they have any evidence he did anything wrong.

  5. Alexandra Klingelhofer:

    When we found those poker chips, everything kind of looked right.

Images & Illustrations of POKER


Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for POKER

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for POKER »


Find a translation for the POKER definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these POKER definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"POKER." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 13 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/POKER>.

Are we missing a good definition for POKER? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for POKER:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.