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monte (card game)

Definition:

a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

montes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"gambling card game", from Spanish monte "mountain", from Latin montem...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Monte [disambiguation]

may refer to: Philippe de Monte (1521-1603), Renaissance composer | Lou Monte (1917-89), Italian-American singer | Monte Attell ("The Knob Hill Terror"; 1885-1960), American world champion bantamweight boxer | Monte Irvin (b. 1919), Negro League and... (33 of 655 words, 97 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

monte | monty

a gambling card game of Spanish origin | [Australian, informal] a certainty | the full monty something in its entirety [British, informal] (20 of 260 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/monte

Random House Dictionary:

monte | Monte | monte bank [synonym, sense-specific] | three-card monte [sense-specific]

[cards] : a gambling game played with a 40-card pack in which players bet ... | "three-card monte" (definition 1) | "Monte" : a male given name. (25 of 72 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/monte

Merriam-Webster:

monte | monte bank [sense-specific] | three-card monte [synonym, sense-specific]

a card game in which players select any two of four cards turned face up in ... | "three-card monte" (19 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/monte

Oxford Dictionary:

monte | three-card monte

a game of Mexican origin played with three cards, similar to three-card trick (13 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/monte

New World Dictionary:

monte [United States]

a gambling game of Spanish origin, played with a special deck of forty cards in which the players bet against a banker on the suit of cards to be ... (29 of 57 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/monte

American Heritage Dictionary:

monte

A card game in which two cards are chosen from four laid out face-up and a player bets that one of the two will be matched in suit by the dealer ... (31 of 53 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/monte

Wiktionary:

monte [card games]

a game in which 3 or 4 cards are dealt face-up and players bet which of them will first be matched in suit by others dealt (26 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/monte

Britannica Encyclopedia:

card game

game played for pleasure or gambling with one or more decks of playing cards. Games using playing cards exploit the fact that cards are individually ... (25 of 686 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/95394​/card-game

Cambridge Dictionary:

card [entry 2] | playing card | cards

("playing card") one of a set of 52 small rectangular pieces of stiff paper each with a number and one of four signs printed on it, used in games | ... (29 of 101 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/card 2

Encarta Dictionary:

monte

a game in which a player chooses between two cards and bets on being dealt a card of that same suit before being dealt a card of the other suit (30 of 58 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861679046​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

monte

First use: 1824

Origin: "gambling card game", from Spanish monte "mountain", from Latin montem (nominative mons), see "mount" (Noun). So called from the ... (20 of 45 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=monte

Oxford Dictionary:

monte | three-card monte

Origin: early 19th century: Spanish, literally "mountain", also "heap of cards left after dealing" (from an earlier game of chance played with forty-five ... (22 of 23 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/monte

New World Dictionary:

monte [United States]

Origin: Spanish monte, literally, mountain, hence heap of cards (left after players have their shares) from Latin mons (generally montis), "mount"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/monte

American Heritage Dictionary:

monte

Origin: Spanish, mountain, pile, monte, from Italian, from Latin mōns, mont-, mountain; see men- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/monte

Merriam-Webster:

monte

First use: 1824

Origin: Spanish, bank, mountain, heap, from Italian, from Latin mont-, mons mountain

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/monte

Collins Dictionary:

monte | monty

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Spanish: mountain, hence pile of cards

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/monte

Encarta Dictionary:

monte

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Spanish from Latin mont- "mountain"; from the heap of cards on the table

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861679046​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

monte | monty

Audio: British English pronunciation of "monte"

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the Free Dictionary:

monte

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "monte"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "monte" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

monte

Audio: Pronunciation associated with "monte"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

monte

Audio: North American pronunciation of "monte"

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YourDictionary Audio:

monte

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "monte"

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