whist


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whist

 (wĭst, hwĭst)
n.
A card game ancestral to bridge, played with a full deck by two teams of two players, in which the last card dealt indicates trump, tricks of four cards are played, and a point is scored for each trick over six won by each team.

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by the exclamation whist, silence!) of obsolete and dialectal whisk, perhaps from whisk.]

whist

(wɪst)
n
(Card Games) a card game for four in which the two sides try to win the balance of the 13 tricks: forerunner of bridge
[C17: perhaps changed from whisk, referring to the sweeping up or whisking up of the tricks]

whist

(hwist)
interj, adj, vb
a variant of whisht

whist

(ʰwɪst, wɪst)

n.
a card game, an early form of bridge without bidding.
[1655–65; earlier whisk, perhaps identical with whisk, though sense relationship uncertain]

whist

- The game was originally called whisk, from "whisking away" the cards after the tricks had been taken.
See also related terms for tricks.

whist


Past participle: whisted
Gerund: whisting

Imperative
whist
whist
Present
I whist
you whist
he/she/it whists
we whist
you whist
they whist
Preterite
I whisted
you whisted
he/she/it whisted
we whisted
you whisted
they whisted
Present Continuous
I am whisting
you are whisting
he/she/it is whisting
we are whisting
you are whisting
they are whisting
Present Perfect
I have whisted
you have whisted
he/she/it has whisted
we have whisted
you have whisted
they have whisted
Past Continuous
I was whisting
you were whisting
he/she/it was whisting
we were whisting
you were whisting
they were whisting
Past Perfect
I had whisted
you had whisted
he/she/it had whisted
we had whisted
you had whisted
they had whisted
Future
I will whist
you will whist
he/she/it will whist
we will whist
you will whist
they will whist
Future Perfect
I will have whisted
you will have whisted
he/she/it will have whisted
we will have whisted
you will have whisted
they will have whisted
Future Continuous
I will be whisting
you will be whisting
he/she/it will be whisting
we will be whisting
you will be whisting
they will be whisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whisting
you have been whisting
he/she/it has been whisting
we have been whisting
you have been whisting
they have been whisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whisting
you will have been whisting
he/she/it will have been whisting
we will have been whisting
you will have been whisting
they will have been whisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whisting
you had been whisting
he/she/it had been whisting
we had been whisting
you had been whisting
they had been whisting
Conditional
I would whist
you would whist
he/she/it would whist
we would whist
you would whist
they would whist
Past Conditional
I would have whisted
you would have whisted
he/she/it would have whisted
we would have whisted
you would have whisted
they would have whisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whist - 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
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
dummy whist - a form of whist with three players; four hands are dealt with the hand opposite the dealer being face up
hearts, Black Maria - a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades
Translations
ويسْت: لُعْبَة ورق
whist
whist
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whist

[wɪst]
A. Nwhist m
B. CPD whist drive Ncertamen m de whist

whist

hwɪst] n (British)whist m

whist

nWhist nt

whist

[wɪst] nwhist m

whist

(wist) noun
a type of card game.
References in classic literature ?
He mitigated the pain of that confession with a pinch of snuff, and went to the whist table to wait until the end of the rubber gave him a place at the game.
Grant and her sister, that after making up the whist-table there would remain sufficient for a round game, and everybody being as perfectly complying and without a choice as on such occasions they always are, speculation was decided on almost as soon as whist; and Lady Bertram soon found herself in the critical situation of being applied to for her own choice between the games, and being required either to draw a card for whist or not.
When the card-tables were placed, he had the opportunity of obliging her in turn, by sitting down to whist.
The lethargic youth contrived without any additional rousing to set out two card-tables; the one for Pope Joan, and the other for whist.
The tables were put on one side so that there might be room for dancing, and smaller ones were set out for progressive whist.
To him therefore Lady Bellaston applied as a proper instrument for her purpose, and furnished him with a fib, which he was to vent whenever the lady gave him her cue; and this was not to be till the evening, when all the company but Lord Fellamar and himself were gone, and while they were engaged in a rubber at whist.
At the Vincys' there was always whist, and the card-tables stood ready now, making some of the company secretly impatient of the music.
He objected to whist, cut the cloth at billiards, sang out of tune, kept very much to himself, and wrote to his Mamma and sisters at Home.
Magenis, though without education, was a good woman, but she had the divvle's tongue, and would cheat her own mother at whist.
For truly, the Right Whale's mouth would accommodate a couple of whist tables, and comfortably seat all the players.
At one of his encampments the guard stationed to keep watch round the camp grew weary of their duty, and feeling a little too secure, and too much at home on these prairies, retired to a small grove of willows to amuse themselves with a social game of cards called "old sledge," which is as popular among these trampers of the prairies as whist or ecarte among the polite circles of the cities.
The first Saturday night of any other pleasure excursion might have been devoted to whist and dancing; but I submit it to the unprejudiced mind if it would have been in good taste for us to engage in such frivolities, considering what we had gone through and the frame of mind we were in.