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DEUCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deuce mean? 

DEUCE (noun)
  The noun DEUCE has 4 senses:

1. a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
2. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
3. a word used in exclamations of confusion
4. one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots

  Familiarity information: DEUCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEUCE (noun)


Sense 1deuce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("deuce" is a kind of...):

tie (equality of score in a contest)


Sense 2deuce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

2; II; two; deuce

Hypernyms ("deuce" is a kind of...):

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deuce"):

craps; snake eyes (when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot the results is called 'craps' or 'snake eyes')

brace; couple; couplet; distich; duad; duet; duo; dyad; pair; span; twain; twosome; yoke (two items of the same kind)


Sense 3deuce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word used in exclamations of confusion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dickens; deuce; devil

Context examples:

what the devil / the deuce with it / the dickens you say

Hypernyms ("deuce" is a kind of...):

exclaiming; exclamation (an abrupt excited utterance)


Sense 4deuce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("deuce" is a kind of...):

playing card (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)


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