canasta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish canasta. The game originates from Uruguay.

Noun[edit]

canasta ‎(plural canastas)

  1. (uncountable, games, card games) A card game similar to rummy and played using two packs, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank.
    • 1951 July, Henry F. Tenney, Per Stirpes and Not Per Capita: Or, What Your Clients Can Never Tell You, ABA Journal, page 492,
      “Do you know something, Fred?” she announced, “I won four dollars and eighty-five cents playing Canasta this afternoon.”
      Canasta!” exclaimed Mr. Grimes, “I didn′t know you could play that silly game.”
    • 2004, Gregory Bateson, 15: A Theory of Play and Fantasy, Henry Bial (editor), The Performance Studies Reader, page 130,
      Imagine, first, two players who engage in a game of canasta according to a standard set of rules. [] We may imagine, however, that at a certain moment the two canasta players cease to play canasta and start a discussion of the rules.
    • 2011, Barry Rigal, Card Games For Dummies, unnumbered page,
      Modern American Canasta is a younger cousin of the game of Canasta I explain here.
  2. (countable, card games) A meld of seven cards in a game of canasta.
    • 1949 December 19, The Canasta Craze, Life (magazine), page 47,
      Groups of seven of a kind are called canastas, and before a player can go out he or his partner must have at least one canasta.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish canasta

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

canasta

  1. canasta (card game)
  2. canasta (meld of seven cards in above)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of canasta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative canasta canastat
genitive canastan canastojen
partitive canastaa canastoja
illative canastaan canastoihin
singular plural
nominative canasta canastat
accusative nom. canasta canastat
gen. canastan
genitive canastan canastojen
canastainrare
partitive canastaa canastoja
inessive canastassa canastoissa
elative canastasta canastoista
illative canastaan canastoihin
adessive canastalla canastoilla
ablative canastalta canastoilta
allative canastalle canastoille
essive canastana canastoina
translative canastaksi canastoiksi
instructive canastoin
abessive canastatta canastoitta
comitative canastoineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish canasta ‎(basket).

Noun[edit]

canasta f ‎(uncountable)

  1. canasta

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

canasta f ‎(plural canastas)

  1. basket
  2. (card games) canasta
  3. (basketball) basket, hoop

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