Whist

Definition of Whist

interj.1.Be silent; be still; hush; silence.
n.1.A certain game at cards; - so called because it requires silence and close attention. It is played by four persons (those who sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of fifty-two cards. Each player has thirteen cards, and when these are played out, the hand is finished, and the cards are again shuffled and distributed.
Bridge whist
See Bridge, n., above.
Duplicate whist
a form of whist in playing which the hands are preserved as dealt and played again by other players, as when each side holds in the second round the cards played by the opposing side in the first round.
Solo whist
See Solo whist, above.
v. t.1.To hush or silence.
v. i.1.To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.
a.1.Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet.
The winds, with wonder whist,
Smoothly the waters kissed.
- Milton.

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Black Maria, card game, cards, dummy whist, hearts, long whist, short whist
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