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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whist  \Whist\,  interj.  [Cf.  G.  st!  pst!  bst!  ???.  Cf  {Hist}.] 
  Be  silent;  be  still  hush;  silence. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whist  \Whist\,  n.  [From  {Whist},  interj.] 
  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. 
  Note:  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whist  \Whist\,  v.  t.  [From  {Whist},  interj.] 
  To  hush  or  silence.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whist  \Whist\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  or  become  silent  or  still  to  be  hushed  or  mute.  [R.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whist  \Whist\,  a.  [Properly  p.  p.  of  whist,  v.] 
  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. 
  Note:  This  adjective  generally  follows  its  noun  or  is  used 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whist  \Whist\,  n. 
  {Bridge  whist}.  See  {Bridge},  n.,  above. 
  {Duplicate  whist},  a  form  of  whist  in  playing  which  the  hands 
  are  preserved  as  dealt  and  played  again  by  other  players, 
  as  when  each  side  holds  in  the  second  round  the  cards 
  played  by  the  opposing  side  in  the  first  round. 
  {Solo  whist}.  See  {Solo  whist},  above.  Whitecap  \White"cap`\, 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Progressive  \Pro*gress"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  progressif.] 
  1.  Moving  forward;  proceeding  onward;  advancing;  evincing 
  progress;  increasing;  as  progressive  motion  or  course;  -- 
  opposed  to  retrograde. 
  2.  Improving;  as  art  is  in  a  progressive  state. 
  {Progressive  euchre}  or  {whist},  a  way  of  playing  at  card 
  parties,  by  which  after  every  game,  the  losers  at  the 
  first  table  go  to  the  last  table,  and  the  winners  at  all 
  the  tables,  except  the  first  move  up  to  the  next  table. 
  {Progressive  muscular  atrophy}  (Med.),  a  nervous  disorder 
  characterized  by  continuous  atrophy  of  the  muscles.  -- 
  {Pro*gress"ive*ly},  adv  --  {Pro*gress"ive*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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  [syn:  {long 
  whist},  {short  whist}] 

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