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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trump, trump cardnoun

    a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps

    "the ace of trumps is a sure winner"

  2. trumpnoun

    (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, trumpverb

    a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

  4. trumpverb

    produce a sound as if from a trumpet

  5. outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoopverb

    get the better of

    "the goal was to best the competition"

  6. trump, ruffverb

    play a trump

  7. trump, trump outverb

    proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare


  1. Trumpnoun

    a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TRUMPnoun

    Etymology: trompe, Dutch, and old Fr. tromba, Italian.

    Whilst any trump did sound, or drum struck up,
    His sword did ne’er leave striking in the field. William Shakespeare.

    Yet first to those ychain’d in sleep,
    The wakeful trump of doom must thunder through the deep. John Milton.

    I heard
    The neighing coursers and the soldiers cry,
    And sounding trumps that seem’d to tear the sky. Dryden.

    Beneath this tomb an infant lies,
    To earth whose body lent,
    Hereafter shall more glorious rise,
    But not more innocent.
    When the archangel’s trump shall blow,
    And souls to bodies join,
    What crowds shall wish their lives below
    Had been as short as thine. Samuel Wesley.

    Fox. ].

    Him Basto follow’d, but his fate more hard,
    Gain’d but one trump and one plebeian card. Alexander Pope.

    Now her heart with pleasure jumps,
    She scarce remembers what is trumps. Jonathan Swift.

    We are now put upon our last trump; the fox is earth’d, but I shall send my two terriers in after him. Dryden.

  2. To Trumpverb

    Etymology: from the noun.


  1. trump

    1. (verb) The act of surpassing and gaining advantage over someone or something by employing superior tactics or abilities. 2. (noun) In the game of bridge and other card games, a card of the suit that has been chosen to rank above the others. 3. (noun) A dependable and exemplary person or resource that can be called upon for help or advantage. 4. (noun) A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone, often used in orchestras and military bands. 5. (noun) The last name of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States who served from 2017 to 2021. Remember, the use or meaning of the term can often vary depending on the context in which it's used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trumpnoun

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

  2. Trumpverb

    to blow a trumpet

  3. Trumpnoun

    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. Trumpnoun

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

  5. Trumpnoun

    a good fellow; an excellent person

  6. Trumpverb

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

  7. Trumpverb

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

  8. Trumpverb

    to trick, or impose on; to deceive

  9. Trumpverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trump

    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.]

  2. 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.]

  3. 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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trump

    A wind instrument, made of brass or silver, used in the cavalry and mounted artillery.

Rap Dictionary

  1. trumpnoun

    1) To have lots of money, like billionaire Donald Trump. 2) (n) In certain card games the highest ranking suit is called trump (e.g. spades). When a person has nothing but trump cards in his hand it is referred to as being 'trump tight'. "cause Snoop dog is trump tight like the virgin-surgeon" -- Snoop Dogg (Tha Shiznit).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TRUMP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trump is ranked #8484 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Trump surname appeared 3,886 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Trump.

    95.6% or 3,715 total occurrences were White.
    1.3% or 52 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 51 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 32 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 27 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trump in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Trump in a Sentence

  1. Christine Hallquist:

    People like Christine Hallquist and who normally wouldn't be in politics are rising up all over( in response to Trump's election) and I think that's what healthy democracy looks like, i'm hoping that years from now we can look back and say,' Isn't American democracy wonderful : we survived a death spot.'.

  2. Geert Wilders:

    I hope Donald Trump becomes America's next president, such a victory would be good for Europe. America and Europe are threatened by the same danger of cultural relativism and Islam.

  3. Hope Hicks:

    ‘ Paul said he does n’t want you on TV ’, mr. Trump goes f --- ing ballistic. We’re over the metropolitan area, so you can get cell service if you fly at a low altitude.

  4. Alex Conant:

    That's the question every Republican up for reelection is asking themselves: how do you overperform Trump in suburban areas without hurting yourself with the base voters you absolutely need?

  5. Eric Garcetti:

    President Trump: we have to press pause on politics, confront the homelessness crisis, and save lives now, i wanted to talk to him a little bit as if he had come down here to South LA to understand and to hear the challenges we face and ways that Washington, D.C. instead of demonizing us might be able to actually come and help us.

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