Definitions of trick

  1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  2. an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  3. a cunning or deceitful action or device; " he played a trick on me"; " he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
  4. deceive somebody; " We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
  5. an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent; " that offer was a dirty trick"
  6. a period of work or duty
  7. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade.
  8. A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.
  9. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys.
  10. A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning.
  11. A knot, braid, or plait of hair.
  12. The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players.
  13. A toy; a trifle; a plaything.
  14. To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse.
  15. To draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry.
  16. A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, - usually two hours.
  17. To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; - often followed by up, off, or out.
  18. An artifice or fraud; a crafty or deceitful device or action; a puzzle, to amuse or annoy; a deception; a sleight- of- hand feat; a mischievous, sometimes annoying, prank; the entire number of cards falling to the winner in one round; a peculiarity of manner; a particular skill; as, he soon learned the trick.
  19. To deck or ornament.
  20. To dress, to decorate.
  21. Any fraud or stratagem to deceive: a clever contrivance to puzzle, amuse, or annoy: a particular habit or manner: a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one turn.
  22. To deceive, to cheat.
  24. Artifice; fraud; contrivance to amuse or annoy; habit; cards taken at one turn.
  25. To deceive; cheat; decorate.
  26. To play a trick or tricks upon.
  27. A petty artifice or stratagem; fraud; cheat.
  28. An annoying act; practical joke.
  29. A characteristic; trait; knack.
  30. In card playing, the whole number of cards played in one round.
  31. An artifice for the purpose of deception; a fraudulent coutrivance; deception; a dextrous artifice; vicious practice; legerdemain; a round of cards; a particular habit.
  32. To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; to delineate a coat of arms.
  33. To live by deception and fraud.
  34. Any fraud or underhand scheme to impose upon others; something done to cheat or deceive; practice or habit, as he has a trick of winking; a sly artifice by way of amusement; the dexterous artifice of a juggler; a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one round of play.
  35. To deceive; to impose on; to defraud; to dress or adorn fantastically.

Usage examples for trick

  1. If one can do the trick, then may it be possible for two, or a dozen." – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  2. Some trick, I suppose? – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  3. " Tom," replied the widow, " that's a sad trick you have of asking questions; it's quite sufficient that it is mine, and that I give it to you- is it not?" – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  4. If Monferrand were not so badly compromised I should almost suspect some trick on his part. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  5. So you've said: and I was about to say that, if this turns out to be a trick, you'll hear from us again, and in a way you'll be sorry for. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. But yuh hadn't ought to 'a' done a fool trick like that. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  7. It's some kind of a trick." – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. And Nellie up at the hut was trying to make her grandmother understand that all chance of the ghost trick being played again with success was out of the question. – The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas by Mary Gaunt
  9. " There's surely some trick in this," I said to her. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  10. " You were probably mistaken; the light played you a trick, I expect," he said. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  11. Alf, I can't jest somehow make out that little trick. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  12. Well, there was one trick, he knew. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. But I'll do the trick yet! – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  14. A little adhesive'll do the trick- and then.... – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  15. It's a trick of some sort. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  16. The laugh's on me this time, but just because I lost one trick, don't think I don't know my business. – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
  17. You are not angry with me for this silly trick? – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  18. His trick didn't work out right." – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  19. " I can't guess who would try such a trick," said Sara in perplexity. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt