What does trick mean?

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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"


  1. trick(Noun)

    Something designed to fool or swindle.

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

  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.

  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?

  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.

  5. trick(Noun)

    An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.

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

  6. trick(Noun)

    A customer to a prostitute.

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

  7. trick(Noun)

    An entertaining or difficult physical action.

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

  8. trick(Noun)

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

  9. trick(Verb)

    To fool; to cause to believe something untrue.

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

  10. trick(Adjective)

    Stylish or cool.

    Wow, your new sportscar is so trick.

  11. Origin: 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


  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.

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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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  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. Prosecutor Joseph Cherniske:

    Your response was, 'I pulled every trick in the book,'.

  2. Sidney Madwed:

    Never value the valueless. The trick is to know how to recognize it.

  3. Lee Iacocca:

    The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.

  4. Steven Lamm:

    The trick is learning how to condition or compartmentalize your response.

  5. Robert Brault:

    The trick to getting things done is to list things to do in doable order.

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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
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