What does trick mean?

Definitions for trick
trɪktrick

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trick, fast one(noun)

    a cunning or deceitful action or device

    "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"

  2. trick(noun)

    a period of work or duty

  3. trick(noun)

    an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent

    "that offer was a dirty trick"

  4. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(noun)

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  5. magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)

    an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

  6. whoremaster, whoremonger, john, trick(noun)

    a prostitute's customer

  7. trick(verb)

    (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner

  8. flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on(verb)

    deceive somebody

    "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

Wiktionary

  1. trick(Noun)

    Something designed to fool or swindle.

    It was just a trick to say that the house was underpriced.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  2. trick(Noun)

    A single piece (or business) of a magician's (or any variety entertainer's) act.

    And for my next trick, I will pull a wombat out of a duffel bag.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  3. trick(Noun)

    An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.

    Tricks of the trade. What's the trick of getting this chair to fold up?

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  4. trick(Noun)

    A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.

    I was able to take the second trick with the heart queen.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  5. trick(Noun)

    An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.

    At the worst point, she was turning ten tricks a day.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  6. trick(Noun)

    A customer to a prostitute.

    As the businessman rounded the corner, she thought, "Here comes another trick."

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  7. trick(Noun)

    An entertaining or difficult physical action.

    That's a nice skateboard, but can you do any tricks on it?

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  8. trick(Noun)

    A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  9. trick(Verb)

    To fool; to cause to believe something untrue.

    You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

  10. trick(Adjective)

    Stylish or cool.

    Wow, your new sportscar is so trick.

    Etymology: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trick(adj)

    an artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade

  2. Trick(adj)

    a sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks

  3. Trick(adj)

    mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys

  4. Trick(adj)

    a particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning

  5. Trick(adj)

    a knot, braid, or plait of hair

  6. Trick(adj)

    the whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players

  7. Trick(adj)

    a turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours

  8. Trick(adj)

    a toy; a trifle; a plaything

  9. Trick(verb)

    to deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse

  10. Trick(verb)

    to dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out

  11. Trick(verb)

    to draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry

Freebase

  1. Trick

    Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film written by Jason Schafer and directed by Jim Fall. Trick appeared at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals in 1999.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trick

    trik, v.t. to dress, to decorate.—n. Trick′ing, the act of one who tricks: (Shak.) dress, ornament. [Celt.; W. treciaw, to adorn.]

  2. Trick

    trik, n. any fraud or stratagem to deceive, an illusion: a clever contrivance to puzzle, amuse, or annoy: a particular habit or manner, skill, adroitness, manner: a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one turn: any toy or gimcrack: a turn as at the helm: (slang) a watch.—v.t. to deceive, to cheat.—ns. Trick′er; Trick′ery, act or practice of playing tricks: artifice: stratagem: imposition.—adv. Trick′ily.—n. Trick′iness.—adj. Trick′ish, addicted to tricks: artful in making bargains.—adv. Trick′ishly, in a trickish manner: artfully: knavishly.—n. Trick′ishness, the state of being trickish or deceitful.—adv. Trick′ly, cleverly, deftly.—n. Trick′scene, a scene in which changes are made before the audience.—adjs. Trick′sey, Trick′sy, trickish, exhibiting artfulness: pretty, dainty, neat.—n. Trick′siness, state of being tricksey.—adj. Trick′some.—ns. Trick′ster, one who practises tricks, a cheat; Trick′-wig, a kind of wig worn by actors, the hair of which can be made to stand on end by a device.—adj. Trick′y. [O. Fr. tricher, to beguile—L. tricāri, to trifle.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trick

    The time allotted to a man on duty at the helm. The same as spell.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trick

    A term used in heraldry to denote a mode of representing arms by sketching them in outline, and appending letters to express the tinctures, and sometimes numerals to indicate the repetition of changes.

Rap Dictionary

  1. trick

    (noun) Derogatory term usually referring to a female who uses her sexuality to deceive and/or manipulate others

  2. trick

    (noun) Whore, and the one who hires her is "the John." To "turn tricks" is to go be a whore.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4479

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trick' in Nouns Frequency: #1683

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of trick in a Sentence

  1. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.

  2. Lorraine Murphy:

    They used to support freedom for Palestine, #OpFreeGaza, and freedom for Kashmir, and now they support ISIS, team System DZ basically has one trick: take advantage of outdated WordPress sites, and make bold, scary-looking defaces. It’s a trick that has been working for them for three years, and there is no reason to believe that it will stop working anytime soon.

  3. Cometan:

    There’s always a beginning, middle and end though the trick is thinking widely enough to imagine all three in any circumstance.

  4. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon:

    You can't argue with all of the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.

  5. Rob Biederman:

    It’s often the case that somebody at one of our clients will refer us to their corporate VC group, the trick for us is being disciplined. The right partner can generate a tremendous amount of value, but the wrong partner can potentially be a bit of a quagmire.

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Translations for trick

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  • خدعةArabic
  • enganyarCatalan, Valencian
  • trik, kouzloCzech
  • List, Trick, Kunststück, austricksen, überlisten, Freier, Falle, Stich, verarschenGerman
  • μπάζα, χαρτωσιάGreek
  • truco, artimaña, engrupir, engañarSpanish
  • vemp, trikk, tempEstonian
  • azerikeriaBasque
  • حقه, نیرنگ, ترفندPersian
  • vedättää, trikki, temppu, tikki, poka, huiputtaa, juksata, höynäyttää, taikatemppu, huijata, petkuttaaFinnish
  • farce, tour, pli, rouler, truc, duper, tromper, embobinerFrench
  • car, cleasScottish Gaelic
  • טריק, תכסיסHebrew
  • bűvésztrükk, bűvészmutatvány, ütés, trükkHungarian
  • imbrogliareItalian
  • トリック, 欺き, 企み, 手品Japanese
  • sūtēla, dolumLatin
  • daya, perdayaMalay
  • trikk, triks, trick, knep, lure, narre, stikk, horekundeNorwegian
  • artimanha, enrolar, truque, enganarPortuguese
  • înșela, păcăliRomanian
  • обман, трюк, обмануть, одурачивать, облапошивать, облапошить, уловка, фокус, обманывать, взятка, одурачитьRussian
  • trick, lura, stick, knep, trolleritrick, trollkonst, torsk, fintSwedish
  • కనికట్టు, ఇంద్రజాలం, జిత్తుTelugu
  • трюкUkrainian
  • קונץYiddish
  • Chinese

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