Billiard or billiards may refer to:
* A Cuegloss|Billiard|billiard, a type of shot in cue sports "(see below)"
* Billiards: Cue sports in general, including pool, carom billiards, snooker, etc. The term "billiards" by itself is also sometimes used to refer to any of the following more specifically::* Carom billiards (also known as French billiards) games in general (a chiefly non-British usage, in the North America, the British Commonwealth, etc.):* The specific game of English billiards (a chiefly British usage):* Pocket billiards (pool) games (such as eight-ball and nine-ball) in general (a chiefly colloquial American usage)

* "Billiard", the (chiefly French) long-scale name for the number 1015 in mathematics (called "quadrillion" in short scale)

* Dynamical billiards, the "mathematical theory of" particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary, in theoretical physics " (contrast this mass noun with the count noun "dynamical billiard", below)":* A dynamical billiard, any of several "systems" of particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary

* Nicolas billiards, an obscure French board game invented in 1895, and of no relation to the games above "(see its French article for an illustration)"
* Indian (or Nepalese) finger billiards, the board game better known as carrom.
* Electric billiards, an obscure term for pinball (from the French "billard électrique", who today call pinball "flipper", a borrowing from English)

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  • Billiard — Bil liard, a. Of or pertaining to the game of billiards. Smooth as is a billiard ball. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billiard — singular of BILLIARDS (Cf. billiards), used only in combinations …   Etymology dictionary

  • billiard — [bil′yərd] adj. of or for billiards n. Billiards CAROM …   English World dictionary

  • Billiard — Un billiard vaut 1015 : 1 000 000 000 000 000, soit 1000 billions. Par exemple, « 1 288 269 950 042 115 » représente 1 billiard 288 billions 269 milliards 950 millions 42 mille 115. Pour exprimer un nombre de cet ordre de grandeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • billiard — adjective of or relating to billiards a billiard ball a billiard cue a billiard table • Pertains to noun: ↑billiards …   Useful english dictionary

  • Billiard — Recorded in many spelling forms including Bullard, Ballard, Belward, Bellyard, Billiard, Billyard, and Bellard, this is an early English surname. It is or rather was, a nickname, and as such one of a sizeable group of early surnames that were… …   Surnames reference

  • billiard — bil•liard [[t]ˈbɪl yərd[/t]] adj. 1) gam of, for, or used in billiards: billiard ball; billiard parlor[/ex] 2) gam carom 1) • Etymology: 1630–40; < F billard cue …   From formal English to slang

  • billiard — noun Date: 1580 used as an attributive form of billiards < a billiard ball > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • billiard — adj. Billiard is used with these nouns: ↑table …   Collocations dictionary

  • Billiard — Billard Zum einen Schreibfehler aufgrund der Aussprache, zum anderen falsche Übertragung von engl. billiard …   Korrektes Schreiben