(noun, verb)


1. a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps

- the ace of trumps is a sure winner

Definition categories: man–made

2. (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand

- clubs were declared trumps

- a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

Definition categories: man–made, suit

3. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Similar word(s): cornet, horn, trumpet

Definition categories: man–made, brass

Sentences with trump as a noun:

- Diamonds were declared trumps.

- He played an even higher trump.


1. produce a sound as if from a trumpet

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

2. get the better of

Similar word(s): best, outdo, outflank, scoop

Definition categories: competition, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

3. play a trump

Similar word(s): ruff

Definition categories: competition, go, move

4. proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare

Definition categories: communication, announce, denote

Sentences with trump as a verb:

- He knew the hand was lost when his ace was trumped.

- In this election, it would seem issues of national security trumped economic issues.

- And without warning me, as he lay there, he suddenly trumped next to me in.