Definitions for trick
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word trick.
trick, fast onenoun
a cunning or deceitful action or device
"he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
a period of work or duty
an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent
"that offer was a dirty trick"
antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onnoun
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deceptionnoun
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
whoremaster, whoremonger, john, tricknoun
a prostitute's customer
(card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick onverb
"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
Something designed to fool or swindle.
It was just a trick to say that the house was underpriced.
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.
An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
Tricks of the trade. What's the trick of getting this chair to fold up?
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.
An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.
At the worst point, she was turning ten tricks a day.
A customer to a prostitute.
As the businessman rounded the corner, she thought, "Here comes another trick."
An entertaining or difficult physical action.
That's a nice skateboard, but can you do any tricks on it?
A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
To fool; to cause to believe something untrue.
You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: treck, Dutch.
Sir Thomas Moor said, that a trick of law had no less power than the wheel of fortune, to lift men up, or cast them down. Walter Raleigh.
A bantering droll took a journey to Delphos, to try if he could put a trick upon Apollo. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
Such a one thinks to find some shelter in my friendship, and I betray him: he comes to me for counsel and I shew him a trick. South.
He swore by Stix,
Whate’er she wou’d desire, to grant;
But wise Ardelia knew his tricks. Jonathan Swift.
Gather the lowest and leaving the top,
Shall teach thee a trick for to double thy crop. Thomas Tusser.
And now, as oft in some distemper’d state,
On one nice trick depends the gen’ral fate. Alexander Pope.
Suspicion shall be stuck full of eyes:
For treason is but trusted like a fox,
Who ne’er so tame, so cherish’d and lock’d up,
Will have a wild trick of his ancestors. William Shakespeare.
I entertain you with somewhat more worthy than the stale exploded trick of fulsom panegyricks. Dryden.
Some friends to vice pretend,
That I the tricks of youth too roughly blame. Dryden.
A rev’rend prelate stopp’d his coach and six
To laugh a little at our Andrew’s tricks. Matthew Prior.
So fellest foes who broke their sleep,
To take the one the other, by some chance,
Some trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
I spoke it but according to the trick: if you’ll hang me you may. William Shakespeare.
The trick of that voice I well remember. William Shakespeare.
Although the print be little, the whole matter
And copy of the father; eye, nose, lip,
The trick of ’s frown, his forehead. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
Etymology: from the noun; tricker, Fr.
It is impossible that the whole world should thus conspire to cheat themselves, to put a delusion on mankind, and trick themselves into belief. , Sermons.
And trick them up in knotted curls anew. Michael Drayton.
They turned the imposture upon the king, and gave out, that to defeat the true inheritor he had tricked up a boy in the likeness of Edward Plantagenet. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons,
Bak’d and impasted with the parching fires. William Shakespeare.
This pillar is but a medley, or a mass of all the precedent ornaments, making a new kind by stealth; and though the most richly tricked, yet the poorest in this, that he is a borrower of all his beauty. Henry Wotton, Architect.
Their heads are trickt with tassels and flowers. George Sandys.
Woful shepherds, weep no more,
For Lycidas, your sorrow, is not dead:
Sunk, though he be, beneath the wat’ry floor;
So sinks the Day-star in the ocean bed,
And yet anon repairs his drooping head,
And tricks his beams, and with new spangled ore,
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky. John Milton.
A daw that had a mind to be sparkish, tricked himself up with all the gay feathers he could muster. Roger L'Estrange, Fab.
Love is an airy good, opinion makes,
That tricks and dresses up the gawdy dream. Dryden.
People lavish it profusely in tricking up their children in fine cloaths, and yet starve their minds. John Locke.
The colours and the ground prepare:
Dip in the rainbow, trick her off in air,
Chuse a firm cloud before it fall. Alexander Pope.
To live by fraud.
Thus they jog on, still tricking, never thriving,
And murd’ring plays, which they call reviving. Dryden.
an artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade
a sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks
mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys
a particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning
a knot, braid, or plait of hair
the whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players
a turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours
a toy; a trifle; a plaything
to deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse
to dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out
to draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry
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
trik, v.t. to dress, to decorate.—n. Trick′ing, the act of one who tricks: (Shak.) dress, ornament. [Celt.; W. treciaw, to adorn.]
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
The time allotted to a man on duty at the helm. The same as spell.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
(noun) Derogatory term usually referring to a female who uses her sexuality to deceive and/or manipulate others
(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
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Rank popularity for the word 'trick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4479
Rank popularity for the word 'trick' in Nouns Frequency: #1683
The numerical value of trick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of trick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
But until that happens I don't really think low interest rates for three months longer will do the trick.
Ideologues in Western governments never cease in their efforts to engineer unrest against governments that are not to their liking, even though their actions have caused misery and chaos in country after country in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, now they are trying the same trick in China.
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straigthforward and simple integrity in another. A knave would rather quarrel with a brother knave than with a fool, but he would rather avoid a quarrel with one honest man than with both. He can combat a fool by management and address, and he can conquer a knave by temptations. But the honest man is neither to be bamboozled nor bribed.
With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
The trick they have come up with for the past ten years or so is to wait until the children turn 18 in prison and then execute them, then they tell the international community that they were over 18.
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- enganyarCatalan, Valencian
- trik, kouzloCzech
- List, Trick, Kunststück, austricksen, überlisten, Freier, Falle, Stich, verarschenGerman
- μπάζα, χαρτωσιάGreek
- truco, artimaña, engrupir, engañarSpanish
- vemp, trikk, tempEstonian
- 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
- 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
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