Associations to the word «Coup»

Wiktionary

COUP, noun. A quick, brilliant, and highly successful act; a triumph.
COUP, noun. (US) (historical) (of Native Americans) A blow against an enemy delivered in a way that shows bravery.
COUP, noun. A coup d'état.
COUP, noun. (by extension) A takeover of one group by another.
COUP, noun. A single roll of the wheel at roulette, or a deal in rouge et noir.
COUP, verb. (intransitive) To make a coup.
COUP D'ARRET, noun. (fencing) A counter-attack that attempts to take advantage of an uncertain attack
COUP D'ÉTAT, noun. The sudden overthrow of a government, differing from a revolution by being carried out by a small group of people who replace only the leading figures.
COUP D'ETAT, noun. Alternative form of coup d'état
COUP D'ÉTATS, noun. (nonstandard) plural of coup d’état
COUP D'ŒIL, noun. Alternative form of coup d'oeil
COUP D'OEIL, noun. A glimpse, a glance; the ability, especially of a military officer, to understand much at a glance.
COUP DE FORCE, noun. A sudden, violent act.
COUP DE FOUDRE, noun. A sudden unexpected event, especially an emotional one; love at first sight.
COUP DE GRÂCE, noun. A final blow or shot given to kill a wounded person or animal.
COUP DE MAITRE, noun. Masterstroke.
COUP DE MAITRE, noun. (surgery) Introduction of a catheter into the bladder via the urethra.
COUP DE TAT, noun. Misspelling of coup d'état.
COUP DE THÉÂTRE, noun. A sudden or unexpected event in a play, pulled off by the author, the director, or even an actor.
COUP DE THÉÂTRE, noun. A theatrical trick or gesture, something staged for dramatic effect.
COUP DE THEATRE, noun. Alternative spelling of coup de théâtre
COUP STICK, noun. A stick for touching the enemy in battle in order to count coup.
COUP STICKS, noun. Plural of coup stick

Dictionary definition

COUP, noun. A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force.
COUP, noun. A brilliant and notable success.

Wise words

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery