What does Poker mean?

Definitions for Poker
ˈpoʊ kərpok·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poker, stove poker, fire hook, salamandernoun

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

  2. poker, poker gamenoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pokernoun

    The iron bar with which men stir the fire.

    Etymology: from poke.

    With poker fiery red
    Crack the stones, and melt the lead. Jonathan Swift.

    If the poker be out of the way, stir the fire with the tongs. Jonathan Swift, Rules to Servants.

Wikipedia

  1. Poker

    Poker is a family of comparing card games in which players wager over which hand is best according to that specific game's rules. It is played worldwide, however in some places the rules may vary. While the earliest known form of the game was played with just 20 cards, today it is usually played with a standard deck, although in countries where short packs are common, it may be played with 32, 40 or 48 cards. Thus poker games vary in deck configuration, the number of cards in play, the number dealt face up or face down, and the number shared by all players, but all have rules that involve one or more rounds of betting. In most modern poker games, the first round of betting begins with one or more of the players making some form of a forced bet (the blind or ante). In standard poker, each player bets according to the rank they believe their hand is worth as compared to the other players. The action then proceeds clockwise as each player in turn must either match (or "call") the maximum previous bet, or fold, losing the amount bet so far and all further involvement in the hand. A player who matches a bet may also "raise" (increase) the bet. The betting round ends when all players have either called the last bet or folded. If all but one player folds on any round, the remaining player collects the pot without being required to reveal their hand. If more than one player remains in contention after the final betting round, a showdown takes place where 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 either believes the bet has positive expected value or who is trying to bluff other players for various strategic reasons. 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. Poker has increased in popularity since the beginning of the 20th century and has gone from being primarily a recreational activity confined to small groups of enthusiasts to a widely popular activity, both for participants and spectators, including online, with many professional players and multimillion-dollar tournament prizes.

ChatGPT

  1. poker

    Poker is a card game that involves gambling, strategy, and skill. It comes in various versions, but primary involves players making bets based on the value of their hand, which is kept secret. The game proceeds with each player either betting that their hand is the best, or folding. At the end of each game, the player with the highest ranking hand, or the last player remaining after all others have folded, wins the total amount bet, also known as pot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pokernoun

    one who pokes

  2. Pokernoun

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

  3. Pokernoun

    a poking-stick

  4. Pokernoun

    the poachard

  5. Pokernoun

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

  6. Pokernoun

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

  7. Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

Wikidata

  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.]

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  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. Timothy Kirkhope:

    It was very matter of fact, businesslike, she has this ability to not let on too much where her negotiations might be going ... If she were a poker player I would probably have some reservations about taking her on.

  2. Iain Ward:

    I could get very upset about the bad poker hand that I’ve been dealt, but at the same time, it’s almost arrogant of me to not look at the other amazing poker hand that I’ve been dealt simultaneously.

  3. Harold Feld:

    Granted everyone would like to see signs one way or the other, but I think that this is mostly the chairman putting up a Washington poker face, Chairman Wheeler has learned that on net neutrality he has to tow a very careful line and all of his statements are very carefully neutral.

  4. Daniel Ives:

    With Kevin Mayer leaving it was big shoes to fill for Vanessa Pappas while navigating TikTok through a Category 5 storm, fast forward to today, Vanessa Pappas and Vanessa Pappas team have played a game of high stakes poker and appear to have won this latest battle.

  5. Steven Wright:

    Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.

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