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TRUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trump mean? 

TRUMP (noun)
  The noun TRUMP has 3 senses:

1. a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
2. (bridge or whist) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
3. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

  Familiarity information: TRUMP used as a noun is uncommon.


TRUMP (verb)
  The verb TRUMP has 4 senses:

1. produce a sound as if from a trumpet
2. get the better of
3. play a trump
4. proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare

  Familiarity information: TRUMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRUMP (noun)


Sense 1trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

trump; trump card

Context example:

the ace of trumps is a sure winner

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

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


Sense 2trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(bridge or whist) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

clubs were declared trumps / a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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

suit (playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color)


Sense 3trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cornet; trumpet; trump; horn

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

brass; brass instrument (a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece)

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

serpent (an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake)


TRUMP (verb)


Sense 1trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce a sound as if from a trumpet

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "trump" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get the better of

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

best; outdo; outflank; scoop; trump

Context example:

the goal was to best the competition

Hypernyms (to "trump" is one way to...):

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trump"):

outmaneuver; outmanoeuvre; outsmart (defeat by more skillful maneuvering)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to trump his opponent


Sense 3trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Play a trump

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

ruff; trump

Hypernyms (to "trump" is one way to...):

go; move (have a turn; make one's move in a game)

Domain category:

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trump"):

overtrump (play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick)

crossruff (trump alternately in two hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4trump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

trump out; trump

Hypernyms (to "trump" is one way to...):

announce; denote (make known; make an announcement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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