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Meaning of TRUMP

Pronunciation:  trump

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
  2. [v]  proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare
  3. [v]  play a trump, in card games
  4. [v]  get the better of
  5. [v]  produce a sound as if from a trumpet

TRUMP is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: best, outdo, outflank, ruff, scoop, trump card, trump out
 See Also: announce, beat, beat out, crossruff, crush, denote, go, go, move, outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart, overtrump, playing card, shell, sound, trounce, vanquish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trump\, n. [OE. trumpe, trompe, F. trompe; probably fr.
    L. triumphare to triumph, to exult, hence, probably, to make
    a joyous sound or noise. See {Triumph}, v. i. & n., and cf.
    {Trombone}, {Tromp}, {Trump} at cards, {Trumpery}, {Trumpet},
    {Trunk} a proboscis.]
    A wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or sound of a trumpet;
    -- used chiefly in Scripture and poetry.
          We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling
          of an eye, at the last trump.            --1 Cor. xv.
                                                   51, 52.
          The wakeful trump of doom.               --Milton.
  2. \Trump\, v. i. [Cf. OF. tromper. See {Trump} a trumpet.]
    To blow a trumpet. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Matt. vi. 2).
  3. \Trump\, n. [A corruption of triumph, F. triomphe. See
    {Triumph}, and cf. {Trump} a trumpet.]
    1. A winning card; one of a particular suit (usually
       determined by chance for each deal) any card of which
       takes any card of the other suits.
    2. An old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; --
       called also {ruff}. --Decker.
    3. A good fellow; an excellent person. [Slang]
             Alfred is a trump, I think you say.   --Thackeray.
    {To put to one's trumps}, or {To put on one's trumps}, to
       force to the last expedient, or to the utmost exertion.
             But when kings come so low as to fawn upon
             philosophy, which before they neither valued nor
             understood, it is a sign that fails not, they are
             then put to their last trump.         --Milton.
             Put the housekeeper to her trumps to accommodate
             them.                                 --W. Irving.
  4. \Trump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To play a trump card when one of another suit has been led.
  5. \Trump\, v. t.
    To play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she
    trumped the first trick.
  6. \Trump\, v. t. [F. tromper to deceive, in OF., to blow a
    trumpet, se tromper de to mock. See {Trump} a trumpet.]
    1. To trick, or impose on; to deceive. [Obs.] ``To trick or
       trump mankind.'' --B. Jonson.
    2. To impose unfairly; to palm off.
             Authors have been trumped upon us.    --C. Leslie.
    {To trump up}, to devise; to collect with unfairness; to
       fabricate; as, to trump up a charge.