tarot(redirected from Tarot (cartomancy, meditation))
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a. Any of a set of usually 78 playing cards including 22 cards depicting vices, virtues, and elemental forces, used in fortunetelling.
b. Any of these 22 pictorial cards used as trump in tarok.
2. tarots Tarok.
[French, from Italian tarocco.]
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) one of a special pack of cards, now used mainly for fortune-telling, consisting of 78 cards (4 suits of 14 cards each (the minor arcana), and 22 other cards (the major arcana))
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a card in a tarot pack with distinctive symbolic design, such as the Wheel of Fortune
(Alternative Belief Systems) relating to tarot cards
[C16: from French, from Old Italian tarocco, of unknown origin]
ta•rot(ˈtær oʊ, tæˈroʊ)
any of a set of 22 playing cards bearing allegorical representations, used for fortune-telling.
[1590–1600; back formation from taros (pl.) < Middle French < Italian tarocchi, pl. of tarocco]
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|Noun||1.||tarot - any of a set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortunetellers|
card - one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes; "he collected cards and traded them with the other boys"