Definitions of trick

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