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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.]
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(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]
interj, adj, vb
a variant of whisht
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a card game, an early form of bridge without bidding.
[1655–65; earlier whisk, perhaps identical with whisk, though sense relationship uncertain]
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whist- The game was originally called whisk, from "whisking away" the cards after the tricks had been taken.
See also related terms for tricks.
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Past participle: whisted
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|Noun||1.||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|
dummy whist - a form of whist with three players; four hands are dealt with the hand opposite the dealer being face up
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ويسْت: لُعْبَة ورق
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
whist[ˈhwɪst] n (British) → whist m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Whist nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
whist[wɪst] n → whist m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a type of card game. whist, brug ويسْت: لُعْبَة ورق вист whist whist der Whist whist ουίστwhist vist نوعی بازی ورق visti whist מִשחַק ווּיסט ताश का एक खेल vist (kartaška igra) whist permainan kartu vist whist ホイスト 휘스트(카드놀이의 일종) vistas vists sejenis permainan kad whistwhistwist whist whist вист whist (kartová hra) vist vist whist เกมไพ่ชนิดหนึ่งซึ่งมีผู้เล่น 2 ฝ่าย ฝ่ายละ 2 คน vist 惠斯特牌遊戲 віст ایک قسم کا تاش کا کھیل uýt (một lối đánh bài) 惠斯特纸牌游戏
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