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Etymology 1 vb. to make wine from fruit Etymology 2

n. a Russian card game similar to bridge and whist

Vint (play)

Vint is a short play by David Mamet, adapted from a short story by Anton Chekhov. The play was commissioned by The Acting Company and, along with six other commissioned plays, presented in 1986 as Orchards.


Vint is a Russian card-game, similar to both bridge and whist and it is sometimes referred to as Russian whist. Vint means a screw in Russian, and the name is given to the game because the four players, each in turn, propose, bid and overbid each other until one, having bid higher than the others care to follow, makes the trump, and his vis-a-vis plays as his partner.

The game spread to Finland, where it evolved into Skruuvi, which features also a kitty and misère contracts.

Vint (given name)

Vint is a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Vint Cerf (born 1943), American computer scientist
  • Vint Harper, a fictional character
Vint (surname)

Vint is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alan Vint (1944–2006), American character actor
  • Colin Vint (born 1984), American soccer player
  • James Vint (1881–?), American Socialist
  • Thomas Chalmers Vint (1894–1967), American landscape architect
  • Tõnis Vint (born 1942), Estonian artist
  • William Vint (1768–1834), English congregationalist minister and dissenting academy tutor
Vint (disambiguation)

Vint is a Russian card game.

Vint may also refer to:

  • Vint (given name), a masculine given name
  • Vint (play), a 1985 short play
  • Vint (surname), an American surname

Usage examples of "vint".

Vint stood back and watched three men smoothly drawing the deadly arms of the first ballista into position.

Crocker, Postel, Wingfield, Vint and Sigrid Cerf, and a handful of curiosity seekers.

The following people allowed us to interview them at length: Wes Clark, Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, Severo Ornstein, Bob Taylor, Larry Roberts, Jon Postel, Frank Heart, Alex McKenzie, Dave Walden, Ben Barker, Donald Davies, Paul Baran, Len Kleinrock, Steve Lukasik, Steve Crocker, and Bob Metcalfe.

Saint Collidor ou Colledoc etait eveque de Cambrie, quand il vint du pays de Galles en Armorique.

During the war, Vint Hill played a pivotal role in eavesdropping on enemy communications for thousands of miles in all directions.

Vint Hill Farms Station eavesdropped on those diplomatic facilities that used their own high-frequency equipment to communicate.

The fact that he had read my piece on Vint (not a hack job, because I don't write hack pieces, but it certainly wasn't one of my best articles--Vint's work simply hadn't been good enough for a serious in-depth treatment) could be a hindrance to me.

After being the honor graduate of Phase II of the course, at Vint Hill Farms, he was sent to work at Headquarters, U.

After be-ing the honor graduate of Phase II of the course, at Vint Hill Farms, he was sent to work at Headquarters, U.

The hills, behind, too—Throrkan took just enough grapes for his own use, to slump about in drunken grumbling day after day, but there was enough there for proper vinting, and wine to sell downriver.

Vints, insects, tiny, sand-colored, covered them: On the same rinds, taking and eating Vints, were two small cell spiders.