sequence flush
Sequence Se"quence (s[=e]"kwens), n. [F. s['e]quence, L. sequentia, fr. sequens. See {Sequent}.] 1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement. [1913 Webster]

How art thou a king But by fair sequence and succession? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Sequence and series of the seasons of the year. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result. [1913 Webster]

The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

3. (Philos.) Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) (a) Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps. (b) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia. [1913 Webster]

5. (R.C.Ch.) A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name. --Bp. Fitzpatrick. [1913 Webster]

Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because its early form was rhythmical prose. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

6. (Card Playing) (a) (Whist) Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight. (b) (Poker) All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive order as to value, but not necessarily of the same suit; when of one suit, it is called a {sequence flush}. [1913 Webster]

7. the specific order of any linear arrangement of items; as, the sequence of amino acid residues in a protein; the sequence of instructions in a computer program; the sequence of acts in a variety show. [PJC]


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  • flush — [ flɶʃ; flɔʃ ] n. m. • 1896; mot angl.; o. i., p. ê. de flux, employé dans ce sens ♦ Anglic. Au poker, Réunion de cinq cartes de la même couleur. Des flushs ou des flushes. Quinte flush : quinte dans la même couleur. ⊗ HOM. Floche. ● flush,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sequence — Se quence (s[=e] kwens), n. [F. s[ e]quence, L. sequentia, fr. sequens. See {Sequent}.] 1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement. [1913 Webster] How art thou a king But by fair sequence and succession? Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flush — I. verb Etymology: Middle English flusshen Date: 13th century intransitive verb to fly away suddenly transitive verb 1. to cause (as a bird) to flush 2. to expose or chase from a place of concealment < flushed the boys from their hiding place > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flush — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. a blush, redden (he flushed with embarrassment). b glow with a warm colour (sky flushed pink). 2 tr. (usu. as flushed adj.) cause to glow or blush (often foll. by with : flushed with pride). 3 tr. a cleanse (a drain,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight flush — noun a poker hand with consecutive cards in the same suit • Hypernyms: ↑poker hand * * * noun : a poker hand containing five cards of the same suit in sequence and except when there are wild cards being the highest ranking hand see royal flush;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight flush — n. Poker a flush in which all five cards are in sequence: it is the highest hand, ranking just above four of a kind …   English World dictionary

  • Quinte flush — ● Quinte flush combinaison comportant cinq cartes de la même famille formant une séquence …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • straight flush — /streɪt ˈflʌʃ/ (say strayt flush) noun (in poker) a sequence of five cards of the same suit …   Australian English dictionary

  • straight flush — noun Date: 1864 a poker hand containing five cards of the same suit in sequence see poker illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monkey flush — Poker. three cards of the same suit, usually not in sequence. * * * …   Universalium

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