from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A card game ancestral to bridge, played with a full deck by two teams of two players, in which the last card dealt indicates trump, tricks of four cards are played, and a point is scored for each trick over six won by each team.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several four-player card games, similar to bridge.
- n. Sessions of playing the card game.
- adj. silent
- v. To silence; still.
- v. To become silent.
- interj. Alternative spelling of whisht. Silence! Quiet! Hush! Shhh!
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. Be silent; be still; hush; silence.
- 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, the hand is finished, and the cards are again shuffled and distributed.
- transitive v. To hush or silence.
- intransitive v. To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.
- adj. Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silence! hush! be still!
- Hushed; silent; mute; still: chiefly used predicatively.
- n. A game played with cards by four persons, two of them as partners in opposition to the other two, also partners.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
Alteration (perhaps influenced by the exclamation whist, silence!) of obsolete and dialectal whisk, perhaps from whisk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English whist ("silent"). (Wiktionary)