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Meaning of DEUCE

Pronunciation:  doos

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  2. [n]  a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
  3. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  4. [n]  a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

DEUCE is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: 2, devil, dickens, II, two
 See Also: brace, couple, couplet, craps, digit, distich, doubleton, duad, duet, duo, dyad, exclaiming, exclamation, figure, pair, playing card, snake eyes, span, tie, twain, twosome, yoke



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Deuce\ (d[=u]s), n. [F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo.
    See {Two}.]
    1. (Gaming) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the
       deuce of hearts.
    2. (Tennis) A condition of the score beginning whenever each
       side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned
       ``40 all''), and reverted to as often as a tie is made
       until one of the sides secures two successive strokes
       following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.
  2. \Deuce\, n. [Cf. LL. dusius, Armor, dus, te[^u]z, phantom,
    specter; Gael. taibhs, taibhse, apparition, ghost; or fr. OF.
    deus God, fr. L. deus (cf. {Deity}).]
    The devil; a demon. [A euphemism, written also {deuse}.]
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