What does poker mean?

Definitions for poker
ˈpoʊ kərpok·er

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pokernoun

    one who pokes

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  2. Pokernoun

    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. Pokernoun

    a poking-stick

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  4. Pokernoun

    the poachard

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  5. Pokernoun

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

    Etymology: [Of uncertain etymol.]

  6. Pokernoun

    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.]

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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. Hazel Elder:

    JOHNNY WAS THE MAN There was a man named Johnny. Who shared with me his true love story. I learned so much from that wise old man. I am out to sing his final glory! Johnny lived to a ripe old age and live by a daily poker winning plan. With an iron fist, his family he did rule! Together they worked hand in hand in that poker playing land. Johnny was the champion, he was the world's best! It was proven day after day, world wide over. Into the eyes of some wicked men he met. His childhood friends and partners for sure on Johnny they would bet. If he ever needed backing. Funds would always be in abundance. For everyone knew. Johnny was always good, loyal, and true. He loved and played poker and was the first in that hall of fame. When he died people forgot about that old man Johnny. But, I will never forget the man who loved and ruled the tables and made Poker the game it is today!

  2. Alexandra Klingelhofer:

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

  3. Michael Bowling:

    A lot of what can be attributed to psychology of the game actually falls out of the mathematics, they want to win at poker by preventing the opponent from gaining any advantage.

  4. Rick Fuentes:

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

  5. Bill Browder:

    With an incredibly bad hand, Vladimir Putin is bluffing the hell out of the West, if this is a poker analogy : Vladimir Putin has a pair of twos, we have a full house and we are folding our cards.

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