monte

[ mon-tee ]

nounCards.
  1. Also called monte bank . a gambling game played with a 40-card pack in which players bet that one of two layouts, each consisting of two cards drawn from either the top or bottom of the deck and turned face up, will be matched in suit by the next card turned up.

Origin of monte

1
1815–25; <Spanish: mountain, hence, heap (of cards); see mount2

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Other definitions for Monte (2 of 2)

Monte
[ mon-tee ]

noun
  1. a male given name.

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How to use monte in a sentence

  • Prisoners around the world have said that reading The Count of monte Cristo helped them get through their ordeal.

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  • Then, you know, she had no right to play in the Rooms again; she was supposed to pay her hotel bill, and leave monte Carlo.

  • At the age of forty-five monte Irvin was not ill-looking, and, indeed, was sometimes spoken of as handsome.

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  • In fact, monte Irvin had made a success of every affair in life with the lamentable exception of his marriage.

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  • Neglectful of his personal safety, he plunged out into the traffic, dodging this way and that, and making after monte Irvin's car.

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British Dictionary definitions for monte

monte

/ (ˈmɒntɪ) /


noun
  1. a gambling card game of Spanish origin

  2. Australian informal a certainty

Origin of monte

1
C19: from Spanish: mountain, hence pile of cards

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