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five hundred

noun, Cards.
a variety of euchre in which a joker and widow are included, the object being to score 500 points first.
Origin of five hundred
1915-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "From nine to twelve million bales of five-hundred pounds each are raised annually in the South," returned Captain Dillingham.

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  • John had horses from twenty-five to five-hundred guineas each.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • This temple goes by the name of the "The five-hundred Images."

    Corea or Cho-sen A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
  • In nineteen thousand-franc notes, and twelve of five-hundred francs.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac
  • These sheets are filed in post binders, five-hundred sheets to the binder, and indexed alphabetically.

  • I placed first in my class and most of the five-hundred other students were male.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • A crisp five-hundred dollar bill dropped from between the folded pages.

    Her Dark Inheritance Mrs. E. Burke Collins
  • "Take that to the banker's, and bring back a five-hundred pound note," she said.

    My Lady's Money Wilkie Collins
  • In the midst of all this splendor lay a great, four-square sea, covering some five-hundred acres.

British Dictionary definitions for five-hundred

five hundred

a card game for three players, with 500 points for game
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