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NOUN (1)

1. a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games;
[syn: cardsharp, card sharp, cardsharper, card sharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, card shark]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharp \Sharp\, a. [Compar. Sharper; superl. Sharpest.] [OE. sharp, scharp, scarp, AS. scearp; akin to OS. skarp, LG. scharp, D. scherp, G. scharf, Dan. & Sw. skarp, Icel. skarpr. Cf. Escarp, Scrape, Scorpion.] 1. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. [1913 Webster] He dies upon my scimeter's sharp point. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features. [1913 Webster] 3. Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) (a) High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone. (b) Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp (C[sharp]), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C. (c) So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat. [1913 Webster] 5. Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air. [1913 Webster] Sharp misery had worn him to the bones. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The morning sharp and clear. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] In sharpest perils faithful proved. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 6. Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke. "That sharp look." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To that place the sharp Athenian law Can not pursue us. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Be thy words severe, Sharp as merits but the sword forbear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 7. Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment. [1913 Webster] Nothing makes men sharper . . . than want. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Many other things belong to the material world, wherein the sharpest philosophers have never ye? arrived at clear and distinct ideas. --L. Watts. [1913 Webster] 8. Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite. [1913 Webster] 9. Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous. "In sharp contest of battle." --Milton. [1913 Webster] A sharp assault already is begun. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 10. Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer. [1913 Webster] The necessity of being so sharp and exacting. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 11. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand. --Moxon. [1913 Webster] 12. Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve. [1913 Webster] 13. (Phonetics) Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated. [1913 Webster] Note: Sharp is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sharp-cornered, sharp-edged, sharp-pointed, sharp-tasted, sharp-visaged, etc. [1913 Webster] Sharp practice, the getting of an advantage, or the attempt to do so, by a tricky expedient. To brace sharp, or To sharp up (Naut.), to turn the yards to the most oblique position possible, that the ship may lie well up to the wind. [1913 Webster] Syn: Keen; acute; piercing; penetrating; quick; sagacious; discerning; shrewd; witty; ingenious; sour; acid; tart; pungent; acrid; severe; poignant; biting; acrimonious; sarcastic; cutting; bitter; painful; afflictive; violent; harsh; fierce; ardent; fiery. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharper \Sharp"er\, n. A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester. [1913 Webster] Sharpers, as pikes, prey upon their own kind. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] Syn: Swindler; cheat; deceiver; trickster; rogue. See Swindler. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sharper n 1: a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games [syn: cardsharp, card sharp, cardsharper, card sharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, card shark]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "sharper": adventurer, betting ring, bettor, boneshaker, bunco artist, bunco steerer, cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, cheat, compulsive gambler, con artist, con man, confidence man, crap shooter, crimp, defrauder, diddler, double-dealer, gambler, gamester, gyp, hazarder, horse coper, horse trader, jackleg, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, mortgage shark, mountebank, pettifogger, petty gambler, piker, pitchman, player, plunger, punter, shark, sharp, sharpie, shortchanger, shyster, slicker, speculator, spieler, sport, sporting man, sportsman, tinhorn, tipster, tout, trickster, venturer, wagerer