tarot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tarot any of a set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortunetellers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tarot A game of cards; -- called also taroc.
    • Tarot any of a set of 22 playing cards which bear allegorical images representing various objects or influences affecting human life, and widely used in fortunetelling; they are also used as trumps in the game of taroc. Various images are used by different artists to represent the themes of each card.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tarot One of a pack of playing-cards first used in Italy in the fourteenth century, and so named from the design of plain or dotted lines crossing diagonally on the back of the cards. The original pack contained seventy-eight cards—namely, four suits of ten numeral cards, as in the modern game, with four coat-cards (king, queen, chevalier, and valet) in each suit, and a series of twenty-two atutti or atouts, these last being the trumps, and known specifically as the tarots.
    • n tarot A game played with the above cards: often used in the plural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tarot tar′ot a kind of playing card used, and probably invented, in Italy about the middle of the 14th century, 78 to the pack: a game played with such
    • Tarot Also Tar′oc
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F.; cf. It. tarocco,

Usage

In literature:

In them not only the Tarot series but the ordinary suits display a quaint conception and generally elegant design.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
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In news:

"Tarot is just stories on cards," she said.
Meanwhile, your invisible friend could really use a Tarot reading, and your houseplants would benefit from a dose of Mozart.
Tarot card reader from Lore City at Marietta 'Ghost Stories' event.
South Charleston Public Library will feature tarot readings to kick off the Halloween season.
Sale of tarot readings and spells banned on eBay.
Learn a bit more about yourself via tarot with Christeen Fischer.
' Tarot Deck Art' deals unusual hand.
REVIEWS Surfer Blood, ' Tarot Classics.
Hear Surfer Blood's ' Tarot Classics' EP.
A Tarot deck of dances.
At first it may seem ridiculous to get your future told by a man whose Tarot deck features X-Men characters.
Tarots tell different sides of the various personalities that exist in all of us.
Playtarot You've probably heard of playmobil™, and we know you've heard of tarot cards (think Miss Cleo).
Produces 200 different tarots , mostly card-and-book sets that sell for $20 to $34.
Positively Revolting on 10-21-11 mini- Astrology and Tarot readings.
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In science:

It was bright enough to be seen by the 25 cm TAROT robotic telescope (Boer et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
ANTARES is collaborating for a similar program with TAROT and sending multiplets and high energy events .
Rapporteur Summary of Sessions HE 2.2-2.4 and OG 2.5-2.7
The ROTSE-III and TAROT robot telescopes detected the afterglow at R∼15 ten minutes after the burst [62, 33], while earlier optical data were obtained with UVOT on board Swift .
Two and a half years of GRB localizations with the INTEGRAL Burst Alert System
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