Omber
Omber Om"ber, Ombre Om"bre, n. [F. hombre, fr. Sp. hombre, lit., a man, fr. L. homo. See {Human}.] A game at cards, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

When ombre calls, his hand and heart are free, And, joined to two, he fails not to make three. --Young. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • omber — or ombre [äm′bər] n. [< Fr or Sp: Fr ombre < Sp hombre < L homo, a man: see HOMAGE] a card game played with forty cards by three players, popular in the 17th and 18th cent …   English World dictionary

  • omber — I. noun see ombre I II. noun see ombre II * * * /om beuhr/, n. 1. a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards. 2. the player undertaking to win the pool in this game. Also, hombre; esp.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • omber — /om beuhr/, n. 1. a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards. 2. the player undertaking to win the pool in this game. Also, hombre; esp. Brit., ombre. [1650 60; < F (h)ombre < Sp hombre… …   Universalium

  • omber — om·ber …   English syllables

  • omber — om•ber or hombre I [[t]ˈɒm bər[/t]] n. gam a card game for three, played with 40 cards, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries Also, esp. brit. om′bre. Etymology: 1650–60; < F (h)ombre < Sp hombre lit., man < L hominem, acc. of homō man …   From formal English to slang

  • Ombre — Omber Om ber, Ombre Om bre, n. [F. hombre, fr. Sp. hombre, lit., a man, fr. L. homo. See {Human}.] A game at cards, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons. Pope. [1913 Webster] When ombre calls, his hand and heart are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beast — (b[=e]st), n. [OE. best, beste, OF. beste, F. b[^e]te, fr. L. bestia.] 1. Any living creature; an animal; including man, insects, etc. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Any four footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beast royal — Beast Beast (b[=e]st), n. [OE. best, beste, OF. beste, F. b[^e]te, fr. L. bestia.] 1. Any living creature; an animal; including man, insects, etc. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Any four footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lomber — Sn ein Kartenspiel per. Wortschatz fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Die Bezeichnung kommt aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche (l ombre), stammt aber aus dem Spanischen (hombre m. Mensch gemeint ist der Hauptspieler, der gegen die anderen spielt aus l.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • hom|bre — hom|bre1 «OM buhr», noun. = omber. (Cf. ↑omber) hom|bre2 «M bray, UHM bree», noun. 1. Southwestern U.S. man. 2. U.S. Slang. a robust fellow; he man, especially a character in a Western. ╂[< Spanish hombre man] …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

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