What does poker mean?

Definitions for poker
ˈpoʊ kərpok·er

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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.]

Freebase

  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
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say poker in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Steven Wright:

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

  2. Alfred Alvarez:

    Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer

  3. Vannevar Bush:

    If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

  4. Klaus Spielkamp:

    They have almost 20% and they could gather enough shares to block (the acquisition), but I don't think it is in their interest to do so, they have no intention of buying the company. They want to increase the price, but if Alfa decides not to go ahead, they have a lot to lose. You can only pressure up to a certain point. It is now a poker game.

  5. P. J. O'Rourke:

    When it comes to taking chances, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. But I like to get drunk and drive like a fool. Name me, if you can, a better feeling than the one you get when you're half a bottle of Chivas in the bag with a gram of coke up your nose, and a teen-age lovely pulling off her tube top in the next seat over while you're going a hundred miles an hour down a suburban sidestreet. You'd have to watch the entire Mexican air force crash-land in a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to match this kind of thrill. If you ever have much more fun than that, you'll die of pure sensory overload, I'm here to tell you.

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