WHIST MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Whist Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) 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, he hand is finished, and the cards are again shuffled and distributed.
  2. (a.) Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet.
  3. (v. t.) To hush or silence.
  4. (v. i.) To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.
  5. (interj.) Be silent; be still; hush; silence.


• Whistle Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air.
  2. (v. t.) To send, signal, or call by a whistle.
  3. (v. i.) A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar sound; the sound used by a sportsman in calling his dogs; the shrill note of a bird; as, the sharp whistle of a boy, or of a boatswains pipe; the blackbirds mellow whistle.
  4. (v. i.) To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds.
  5. (v. t.) To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air.
  6. (v. i.) The mouth and throat; -- so called as being the organs of whistling.
  7. (v. i.) To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone.
  8. (v. i.) An instrument in which gas or steam forced into a cavity, or against a thin edge, produces a sound more or less like that made by one who whistles through the compressed lips; as, a childs whistle; a boatswains whistle; a steam whistle (see Steam whistle, under Steam).
  9. (v. i.) The shrill sound made by wind passing among trees or through crevices, or that made by bullet, or the like, passing rapidly through the air; the shrill noise (much used as a signal, etc.) made by steam or gas escaping through a small orifice, or impinging against the edge of a metallic bell or cup.


Synonyms:
Sing, Whistling,

• Whistlefish Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A gossat, or rockling; -- called also whistler, three-bearded rockling, sea loach, and sorghe.


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