five hundred


Definition of five hundred

1a : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 500 — see Table of Numbers
b : the letter D
2a : a card game developed from euchre and played with a pack of cards varying from 24 to 62 cards and often including a joker in which 2 to 6 players bid for the right to name the trump suit or no trump and the first to score 500 points wins
b : any of various games in which the objective is 500 points

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