Vingt et un Vingt` et` un" [F., twenty and one.] A game at cards, played by two or more persons. The fortune of each player depends upon obtaining from the dealer such cards that the sum of their pips, or spots, is twenty-one, or a number near to it; -- also called {blackjack}, or {twenty-one}.

Note: There are several variations (such as {Caribbean blackjack}). In the most common variation played in casinos, there is one dealer who plays for the house, and up to seven players. The players and dealer each receive two cards, the dealer's cards usually being one face up and one face down. The players each in turn decide whether they will request additional cards (``hit''), the objective being to reach a sum of card values as close as possible to twenty-one, without exceeding that number. If, on hitting, the player's total card values exceed 21, he has ``busted'', and lost his bet. Otherwise, the player wins only if his total card values exceed those of the dealer. ``picture cards'' (or ``face cards'', being the jack, queen, and king) are counted as having a value of ten. The ace may count as one or eleven, at the player's option. Other than to hit, there are also other possible actions by the player, such as to ``double down'' (receive only one additional card, while doubling the initial bet), or to ``split'' (if the first two cards have the same value). [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Twenty One — may refer to:*Twenty One (game show) *Twenty One (Mystery Jets album) *The card game also known as Blackjack …   Wikipedia

  • twenty-one — n [U] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Translation of French vingt et un; from the winning total] AmE a card game, usually played for money British Equivalent: pontoon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twenty-one — ☆ twenty one [twent′ēwun′; ] often [ twen′ēwun′] n. the gambling game BLACKJACK (n. 5a) …   English World dictionary

  • twenty-one — noun Date: circa 1611 1. see number table 2. [translation of French vingt et un] blackjack • twenty one adjective • twenty one pronoun, plural in construction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Twenty-one (basketball) — Twenty one, also called 21, hustle, American, roughhouse or crunch, is a popular variation of street basketball. The game is played most often with three to five players on a half court, typically when not enough players are available to at least …   Wikipedia

  • Twenty One Whitfield — (Гонконг,Гонконг) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 21 Whitfield Road …   Каталог отелей

  • Twenty-one is the loneliest number — Episodio de Gilmore Girls Episodio nº 7 Temporada 6 Escrito por Amy Sherman Palladino Dirigido por …   Wikipedia Español

  • Twenty One (game show) — infobox television show name = Twenty One caption = Logo of the Maury Povich version format = Quiz Show runtime = 60 minutes country = USA starring = Jack Barry (1956 version) Monty Hall (temporary replacement; summer 1958) Jim Lange (1982… …   Wikipedia

  • Twenty One (Mystery Jets album) — Infobox Album | Name = Twenty One Type = Album Artist = Mystery Jets Released = March 24 2008 Recorded = Genre = Indie rock Length = Label = 679 Recordings Producer = Erol Alkan and Stephen Street Mixer = Nick Launay Reviews = * Drowned In Sound… …   Wikipedia

  • Twenty-One Demands — The nihongo|Twenty One Demands|対華二十一ヵ条要求|Taika Nijyūichikkajō Yōkyū were a set of demands made by the Empire of Japan under Prime Minister Ōkuma Shigenobu sent to the nominal government of the Republic of China on January 18 1915, resulting in… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”