- the group or set of cards played and won in one round.
- a point or scoring unit.
- a card that is a potential winner.Compare honor trick.
- a prostitute's customer.
- a sexual act between a prostitute and a customer.
- a preliminary sketch of a coat of arms.
- engraver's trick.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of trick
Related formstrick·er, nountrick·ing·ly, adverbout·trick, verb (used with object)un·tricked, adjective
Examples from the Web for trick
The trick has been to create nonstops from cities like Boston that were under-served.
The trick is to be able to recognize the right one when it comes along.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The trick, in any case, was repeated semester after semester.
Think one small piece of pie or a half-cup of eggnog, says Zied, will do the trick.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After seeing this trick with blocks and toys, children saw it performed with a hamster.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And everywhere we will play a different sort of trick, for no one will see us.Jewish Children|Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Your companion, disarmed by a trick, was prepared to take her own life.The Brass Bell|Eugne Sue
"I didn't think you would play this trick on me, Muky," he said, a flush of embarrassment gathering in his brown face.The Wolf Hunters|James Oliver Curwood
I hardly think there's anybody desperate enough to do that kind of a trick, for it would be a case of suicide.Frank Merriwell's Nobility|Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
Holmes stood before us with the air of a conjurer who is performing a trick.The Return of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for trick
- a mischievous, malicious, or humorous action or plan; jokethe boys are up to their tricks again
- (as modifier)a trick spider
- a batch of cards containing one from each player, usually played in turn and won by the player or side that plays the card with the highest value
- a card that can potentially win a trick
Derived Formstricker, nountrickless, adjective
Word Origin for trick
Idioms and Phrases with trick
In addition to the idioms beginning with trick
- trick or treat
- trick out
- tricks of the trade
- bag of tricks
- confidence game (trick)
- dirty tricks
- do the trick
- hat trick
- how's tricks
- not miss a trick
- teach an old dog new tricks
- that does it (the trick)
- turn a trick
- up to one's old tricks