noun Cards.

  1. a gambling game in which players place bets on a special board or layout, betting on each series of two cards as they are drawn from a box containing the dealer’s or banker’s pack.


  1. a seaport in S Portugal.

plural noun

  1. a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Capital: Torshavn.


  1. a gambling game in which players bet against the dealer on what cards he will turn up


  1. a port and resort in S Portugal: destroyed by earthquakes in 1722 and 1755. Pop: 58 051 (2001)

1735, gambling game with cards, apparently altered from pharaoh; perhaps his image was on one of the cards.

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