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Definition 1: a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where trump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ace of trumps is a sure winner

Synonyms for trump in the sense of this definition

(trump is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

Definition 2: a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trump in the sense of this definition

(trump is a kind of ...) 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

(... is a kind of trump ) an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake

Definition 3: (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where trump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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

"a flush is five cards in the same suit" "in bridge you must follow suit" "what suit is trumps?"

(trump belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 4: proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for trump in the sense of this definition

(trump is a kind of ...) make known; make an announcement

"She denoted her feelings clearly"

Definition 5: get the better of - [verb of competition]

Samples where trump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the goal was to best the competition

Synonyms for trump in the sense of this definition

(trump is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of trump ) defeat by more skillful maneuvering

"The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans" "My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"

Definition 6: play a trump - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for trump in the sense of this definition

(trump is a kind of ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

(... is a kind of trump ) play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick

(... is a kind of trump ) trump alternately in two hands

(trump belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 7: produce a sound as if from a trumpet - [verb of perception]

(trump is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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