Whist

Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was widely played in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the rules are extremely simple, there is enormous scope for scientific play. ==History== Whist is a descendant of the 16th century game of trump or ruff. Whist replaced the popular variant of trump known as Ruff and Honours. The game ...
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whist

[n] - a card game for four players who form two partnerships
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Whist

• (n.) A certain game at cards; -- so called because it requires silence and close attention. It is played by four persons (those who sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of fifty-two cards. Each player has thirteen cards, and when these are played out, he hand is finished, and the cards are again shuffled and distribut...
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whist

long whist noun a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
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Whist

Whist adjective [ Properly past participle of whist , v.] Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet. 'So whist and dead a silence.' Sir J. Harrington. « The winds, with wonder whist , Smoothly the waters kissed.» Milton. » This ...
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Whist

Whist interj. [ Confer German st ! pst ! bst ! .......... Confer Hist .] Be silent; be still; hush; silence.
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Whist

Whist intransitive verb To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute. [ R.] Surrey.
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Whist

Whist noun [ From Whist , interj .] A certain game at cards; -- so called because it requires silence and close attention. It is played by four persons (those who sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of fifty-two cards. Each player has thirteen cards, and when these a...
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Whist

Whist transitive verb [ From Whist , interj .] To hush or silence. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
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whist

Card game for four, predecessor of bridge, in which the partners try to win a majority of the 13 tricks (the highest card played being the winner of the trick)
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whist

popular 19th century card game, evolved into today's bridge.
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whist

trick-taking card game developed in England. The English national card game has passed through many phases of development, being first recorded as ... [3 related articles]
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whist

whist, card game for four players, those on opposite sides of the table being partners. The full pack of 52 cards is dealt. The dealer's last card is turned up to indicate trump, and after he draws this card in hand, the player on the left of the dealer leads. Cards rank from ace down through two, a...
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Whist

Whist, originally called Whisk, is an old card game known to have been played in the early 17th century, played by four person forming two pairs. Whist is played with a standard 52-card deck, the entire deck being dealt out, the last card being turned over and defining the trumps. The dealer then picks up and adds this card to his own hand. Play fo...
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