1. (n.) An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade.

2. (n.) A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.

3. (a.) Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys.

4. (n.) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning.

5. (n.) A knot, braid, or plait of hair.

6. (n.) The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players.

7. (n.) A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours.

8. (n.) A toy; a trifle; a plaything.

9. (v. t.) To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse.

10. (v. t.) To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out.

11. (v. t.) To draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry.

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