Associations to the word «Newmarket»


NEWMARKET, noun. (countable) A long, close-fitting cloak.
NEWMARKET, noun. (uncountable) A card game in which players try to play their cards in a sequence selected by cards from a second deck.

Dictionary definition

NEWMARKET, noun. A long close-fitting coat worn for riding in the 19th century.
NEWMARKET, noun. A gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats