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Meaning of POKER

Pronunciation:  'powkur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
  2. [n]  fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire

POKER is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: fire hook, poker game, salamander, stove poker
 See Also: card game, cards, draw, draw poker, fire iron, high-low, penny ante, penny ante poker, straight poker, strip poker, stud, stud poker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pok"er\, n. [From {Poke} to push.]
    1. One who pokes.
    2. That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal
       bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals.
    3. A poking-stick. --Decker.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Poker picture}, a picture formed in imitation of
       bisterwashed drawings, by singeing the surface of wood
       with a heated poker or other iron.
  2. \Pok"er\, n. [Of uncertain etymol.]
    A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about
    1835 in the Southwestern United States. --Johnson's Cyc.
  3. \Pok"er\, n. [Cf. Dan. pokker the deuce, devil, also W.
    pwci, a hobgoblin, bugbear, and E. puck.]
    Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to
    haunt the darkness; a bugbear. [Colloq. U. S.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are playing poker, suggests that a situation in your waking life requires strategy and careful planning. You need to think things out before carrying out your actions. The dream may also be a pun on "poke her". Are you trying to get a girl's attention?
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: andiron, chain, coal tongs, crane, crook, damper, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, grate, grating, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, lifter, pothook, salamander, spit, tongs, tripod, trivet, turnspit