Billiard or billiards may refer to:
* A Cuegloss|Billiard|billiard, a type of shot in cue sports "(see below)"
Cue sportsin 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
* 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