five hundred


noun Cards.

a variety of euchre in which a joker and widow are included, the object being to score 500 points first.

Origin of five hundred

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for five hundred

Contemporary Examples of five hundred

  • President Obama currently has around five-and-a-half million supporters on Facebook; my father has around five-hundred thousand.

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    Why Republicans Don't Get the Internet

    Meghan McCain

    February 19, 2009

Historical Examples of five hundred

  • John had horses from twenty-five to five-hundred guineas each.

    Geoffery Gambado

    William Henry Bunbury

  • In nineteen thousand-franc notes, and twelve of five-hundred francs.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie

    Honore de Balzac

  • I placed first in my class and most of the five-hundred other students were male.

    Sense of Obligation

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)

  • "Take that to the banker's, and bring back a five-hundred pound note," she said.

    My Lady's Money

    Wilkie Collins

  • No five-hundred pound bank-note was in the letter when I opened it.

    My Lady's Money

    Wilkie Collins

British Dictionary definitions for five hundred

five hundred


a card game for three players, with 500 points for game
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