Complete Definition of "trump"

English

Pronunciation
rfap
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êmp|-Êmp

Etymology 1
possibly from triumph

Noun
en-noun

  1. US|singular The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
  2. UK|in plural The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.

#:Diamonds were declared trumps.

  1. A playing card of that suit.

#:He played an even higher trump.

  1. figurative Something that gives one an advantage, especially one held in reserve.

Translations
trans-top|suit that outranks all others
Albanian: atu
Dutch: troef
German: Trumpf m
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|playing card of that suit
Albanian: atu
Dutch: troef
Finnish: valttikortti
French: atout
German: Trumpf m
trans-mid
Slovenian: adut
trans-bottom

trans-top|something that gives one an advantage
Albanian: atu
Dutch: troef
trans-mid
Finnish: valtti
German: Trumpf m
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. To play a trump, or to take a trick with a trump; to ruff.
  2. To get the better of, or finesse, a competitor.
  3. To supersede

#: In this election, it would seem issues of national security trumped economic issues.

Translations
trans-top|To play a trump, or to take a trick with a trump; to ruff
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To get the better of, or finesse, a competitor
Finnish: päihittää
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
the last trump
no trump
overt rump
trump card
trump out
trump up
under trump

Etymology 2
ME. trompe

Noun
trump

  1. obsolete A trumpet.

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