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  1. ombrenoun

    A card game, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons.

  2. ombrenoun

    A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ombrenoun

    A game of cards played by three.

    Etymology: hombre, Spanish.

    He would willingly carry her to the play; but she had rather go to lady Centaure’s and play at ombre. Tatler.


  1. Ombre

    Ombre is a fast-moving seventeenth-century trick-taking card game for three players. Its history began in Spain around the end of the 16th Century as a four person game. It is one of the earliest card games known in Europe and by far the most classic game of its type, directly ancestral to Euchre, Boston and Solo Whist. Despite its difficult rules, complicated point score and strange foreign terms, it swept Europe in the last quarter of the 17th century, becoming Lomber in Germany, Lumbur in Austria and Ombre in England, occupying a position of prestige similar to contract bridge today.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ombre

    om′bėr, n. a game of cards played with a pack of forty cards, usually by three persons. [Fr.,—Sp. hombre—L. homo, a man.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ombre

    A fish, more commonly called grayling, or umber.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ombre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ombre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ombre in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The great men walk on their shadow: They anticipate the future. (Les grands hommes marchent sur leur ombre : Ils anticipent l’ avenir)

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