from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public room or building for gambling and other entertainment.
- n. A card game for two to four players in which cards on the table are matched by cards in the hand.
- n. A summer or country house in Italy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A public building or room for entertainment, especially gambling.
- n. A card game for two to four players. (Also spelled cassino.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small country house.
- n. A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, etc., sometimes having gambling tables or devices.
- n. A game at cards. See Cassino.
- n. a business establishment for which the primary business is gambling, having various types of gambling tables, such as blackjack or roulette, and usually also slot machines, and sometimes other forms of gambling, such as poker; also, the main room of such an establishment where the gambling is conducted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small country-house; a lodge; a summer-house or retreat.
- n. A club-house or public room used for social meetings, gaming, dancing, music, etc.; a public dancing-saloon.
- n. A game of cards, in which the players, two or more in number, strive to obtain as many cards as possible, especially certain cards of a counting value, as the ten of diamonds and two of spades.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
- n. a public building for gambling and entertainment
Italian, diminutive of casa, house, from Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian casino, diminutive form of casa ("house"), from Latin casa ("cottage, hut"). (Wiktionary)