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WHIST, a. Silent; mute; still; not speaking; not making a noise.

The winds with wonder whist, smoothly the waters kissd.

[This adjective, like some others, always follows its noun. We never say, whist wind; but the wind is whist.]

Whist is used for be silent. Whist, whist, that is, be silent or still.

WHIST, n. A game at cards, so called because it requires silence or close attention. It is not in America pronounced whisk.




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WHIST, a. Silent; mute; still; not speaking; not making a noise.

The winds with wonder whist, smoothly the waters kissd.

[This adjective, like some others, always follows its noun. We never say, whist wind; but the wind is whist.]

Whist is used for be silent. Whist, whist, that is, be silent or still.

WHIST, n. A game at cards, so called because it requires silence or close attention. It is not in America pronounced whisk.


WHIST, a. [Corn. huist, silence.]

Silent; mute; still; not speaking; not making a noise. The winds with wonder whist, / Smoothly the waters kiss'd. – Milton. [This adjective, like some others, always follows its noun. We never say, whist wind; but the wind is whist.] Whist is used for be silent. Whist, whist, that is, be silent or still.


WHIST, n.

A game at cards so called because it requires silence or close attention. It is not in America pronounced whisk.


Whist
  1. Be silent; be still; hush; silence.
  2. 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.

    * Points are scored for the tricks taken in excess of six, and for the honors held. In long whist, now seldom played, ten points make the game; in short whist, now usually played in England, five points make the game. In American whist, so-called, honors are not counted, and seven points by tricks make the game.

  3. To hush or silence.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  4. To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.

    [R.] Surrey.
  5. Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet.

    "So whist and dead a silence." Sir J. Harrington.

    The winds, with wonder whist,
    Smoothly the waters kissed.
    Milton.

    * This adjective generally follows its noun, or is used predicatively.

  6. A member of a self-appointed vigilance committee attempting by lynch-law methods to drive away or coerce persons obnoxious to it. Some early ones wore white hoods or masks.

    [U. S.] -- White"cap`, v. -- White"cap`per (#), n.
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Whist

WHIST, adjective Silent; mute; still; not speaking; not making a noise.

The winds with wonder whist smoothly the waters kissd.

[This adjective, like some others, always follows its noun. We never say, whist wind; but the wind is whist ]

WHIST is used for be silent. whist whist that is, be silent or still.

WHIST, noun A game at cards, so called because it requires silence or close attention. It is not in America pronounced whisk.

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