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.

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.]

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. Paul Newman:

    If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.

  2. Flavio Volpe:

    You don't really play poker with your cards up.

  3. Allied Progress:

    This isn't a bargaining chip for a game of congressional legislative poker.

  4. Director Sara Tait:

    Card games like these are very similar to developing a Final Four bracket or $5 poker night with friends, the Indiana Gaming Commission uses a common sense litmus test and did not, and never had, any plans to take enforcement action against this euchre club.

  5. 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.

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