AskDefine | Define faro

Dictionary Definition

faro n : a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Presumably an alteration of pharaon, itself a transcription of pharaon, perhaps as a name for the King of Hearts.

Pronunciation

  • a RP /ˈfɛərəʊ/, /"fE@r@U/

Homophones

Noun

  1. A banking game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, who draws from a dealing box.

References

  • Websters}}

Dutch

Noun

faro
  1. a type of beer

Italian

Extensive Definition

Faro may refer to several locations:
Faro may also refer to:
See also
  • Fårö, an island in Sweden.
  • Faros, in Greece.
  • Faroe Islands, a group of islands in the North Atlantic
  • Ferro (El Hierro), old maps might have longitudes relative to Ferro, 18° west of Greenwich.
faro in German: Faro (Begriffsklärung)
faro in Spanish: Faro (desambiguación)
faro in Esperanto: Faro
faro in French: Faro (homonymie)
faro in Galician: Faro (homónimos)
faro in Luxembourgish: Faro (Homonymie)
faro in Dutch: Faro
faro in Polish: Faro
faro in Portuguese: Faro (desambiguação)
faro in Finnish: Faro (täsmennyssivu)
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