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Meaning of "whist" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WHIST

Perhaps changed from whisk, referring to the sweeping up or whisking up of the tricks.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WHIST

whist  [wɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Whist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WHIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

whist

Whist

Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was widely played in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the rules are extremely simple, there is enormous scope for scientific play.

Definition of whist in the English dictionary

The definition of whist in the dictionary is a card game for four in which the two sides try to win the balance of the 13 tricks: forerunner of bridge.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHIST


A-list
ˈeɪˌlɪst
alchemist
ˈælkəmɪst
artist
ˈɑːtɪst
assist
əˈsɪst
based
beɪst
exist
ɪɡˈzɪst
forest
ˈfɒrɪst
greatest
ˈɡreɪtɪst
honest
ˈɒnɪst
interest
ˈɪntrɪst
latest
ˈleɪtɪst
list
lɪst
paste
peɪst
playlist
ˈpleɪˌlɪst
specialist
ˈspɛʃəlɪst
taste
teɪst
tourist
ˈtʊərɪst
waist
weɪst
waste
weɪst
watchlist
ˈwɒtʃˌlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHIST

whisperously
whispery
whiss
whist drive
whistle
whistle blower
whistle for
whistle in the dark
whistle stop
whistle up
whistle-blower
whistle-blowing
whistle-stop
whistle-stopped
whistle-stopping
whistleable
whistler
whistling
whistling swan
whistlingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHIST

anarchist
Buddhist
catechist
fetishist
hist
homeopathist
masochist
monarchist
osteopathist
paragraphist
philosophist
photographist
revanchist
sadomasochist
schist
shist
sophist
telegraphist
theosophist
Zen Buddhist

Synonyms and antonyms of whist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «whist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHIST

Find out the translation of whist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of whist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «whist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

惠斯特
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

whist
570 millions of speakers

English

whist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ह्विस्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

whist
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চুপ্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

whist
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Whist
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Whist
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホイスト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

침묵
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

suỵt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விஸ்ட்-
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हिसट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

whist
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wista
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

віст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

whist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

whist
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

whist
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

whist
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

whist
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of whist

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHIST»

The term «whist» is regularly used and occupies the 74.578 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of whist
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHIST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «whist» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «whist» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about whist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHIST»

Discover the use of whist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to whist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist
Everybody knows how difficult it is to learn Whist in the ordinary unsystematic way . the pupil is led blindly through a course of heterogeneous rules, of the foundation of which he knows nothing, and which, therefore, have no meaning tc him ...
William Pole, 1886
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Rise and Fly: Tall Tales and Mostly True Rules of Bid Whist
In Rise and Fly, veteran journalists Greg Morrison and Yanick Rice Lamb explore the deeper secrets of the game, including: • strategies for beating the stuffing out of your opponents • hints for successful trash-talking • the official ...
Greg Morrison, Yanick Rice Lamb, 2010
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Proceedings of the ... American Whist Congress
Carleton Club, Brooklyn, N. Y. Century Whist Club, Columbia, Tenn. Chicago Duplicate Whist Club, Chicago, 1ll. Chicago Whist Club, Chicago, 1ll. Chattanooga Whist Club, Chattanooga, Tenn. Cincinnati Whist Club, Cincinnati, Ohio.
‎1897
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Standard whist: An exponent of the principles and rules of ...
An exponent of the principles and rules of the modern scientific game of whist as adopted by the American whist league at the ninth american whist congress convening at Chicago, July 10, 1899 A. B. Shelby. STANDARD WHIST AN ...
A. B. Shelby, 1899
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The Evolution of Whist......
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
William Pole, 2009
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The Correct Card, Or, How to Play at Whist: A Whist Catechism
This is the question that presents itself at every stage of the game of Whist, and which I shall endeavour to answer. In making the attempt, I have been guided by the only principle on which the game can be consistently played — viz. that the ...
Arthur Campbell-Walker, 1888
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Duplicate Whist Its Rules and Methods of Play - Being a Full ...
Originally published in 1891, this works will appeal greatly to any one interested in the game of Whist which was first played In Berlin and Paris as far back as 1840.
John T. Mitchell, 2009
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Short Whist: Its Rise, Progress, and Laws: Together with ...
Playing Whist at a regular and moderate stake cannot fairly be termed gaming ; many have, nevertheless, injured their fortunes by it, particularly at their outset in life, by playing high stakes too soon — by attempting to practise before acquiring  ...
C. B.C. Amicus, Major A.*****, 1835
9
Foster's Whist Manual - A Complete System of Instruction in ...
Originally published in 1891.
R. F. Foster, 2008
10
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox ...
A “delightful reader’s companion” (The New York Times) to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, Dickens, Trollope, the Brontës, and more, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules and customs ...
Daniel Pool, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term whist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Report: Rory McIlroy to test out ankle with practice round at Whist..
Rory McIlroy is set to test his injured left ankle on Saturday with a practice round at Whistling Straits, according to a Reuters report. Whistling Straits will be the ... «WLS-TV, Aug 15»
2
Local Rotarians learn history and life's lessons of 'Bid Whist'
“The Evolution of Bid Whist” by Ronald Allen is an authoritative book that contains the most comprehensive information ever published on the subject of Bid ... «Positively Naperville, Jun 15»
3
Join in with whist drive
THERE will be a whist drive at the British Legion Hall in Hanley Swan at 7.30pm on Friday, May 29. It costs £2 to enter and this includes refreshments. «Worcester News, May 15»
4
Big Brother 2015: Housemates begin to nominate whist another …
Big Brother 2015: Housemates begin to nominate whist another Timebomb hits the house. By Will Ellis on May 17, 2015@WilliamEllis222. 47 shares. Share. «Reality Box, May 15»
5
Malden-based Sensimetrics launches app to treat chronic ringing of …
Sensimetrics Corp. recently launched its first-ever app, called Whist, on the iTunes store, with a version for Android expected in coming weeks. In an interview ... «Boston Business Journal, Apr 15»
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Whist drive in Hanley Swan
Share article. A WHIST Drive in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice will take place on Friday at the British Legion Hall in Hanley Swan from 7.30pm. Entrance £2 ... «Worcester News, Apr 15»
7
Push for bigger prize in gambling law
A game less widely known, whist, has been entertaining Cal Stueve, 57, ... Whist, which began in England, is played with two teams of two and rewards memory. «Alexandria Echo Press, Apr 15»
8
Celebrate Easter with a special meal in Las Vegas
Whist Stove and Spirits at The District at Green Valley Ranch: Whist will ... Whist will also offer their signature bottomless brunch cocktails, priced at $22. T-Bones ... «Lights Vegas Action, Mar 15»
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Whist Player Behind Push To Change Minnesota Gambling Law
He and his friends get together at least three times a week for whist, a four-player game popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. But Minnesota gambling laws ... «CBS Local, Feb 15»
10
Let's Whist Again: Idlewild Interviewed
"Are you sending a text?" asks Rod Jones, mildly annoyed, as I fumble with my iPhone while setting the confounded screen lock to 'never' so the machine ... «The Quietus, Nov 14»

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