Adjective "tarot" definition and examples

(Tarot may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Playing cards, traditionally a pack of 78 with five suits, used for fortune-telling and (especially in Europe) in certain games. The suits are typically swords, cups, coins (or pentacles), batons (or wands), and a permanent suit of trumps.
  1. as modifier 'a tarot reading'
  2. 'I did much reading about Reincarnation, Astrology, Magick, Divination and Tarot.'
  3. 'The suits are only called what they are because they were common objects when the Tarot was originated - swords and staves, coins and cups, they're everyday items.'
  4. 'The blank cards can be used as an alternative to following suit (rather like the fool in classic tarot games).'
  5. 'You and that beautiful woman - yes, yes, the one with the blue eyes - playing tarot with the French dudes.'
  6. 'Ultimately I'd like to tweak techniques using Tarot cards to use runes instead, see how that goes…'
  7. 'If a tarot card gets ‘marked’ in some way, that can generally be considered a blessing on that card.'
  8. 'About two years ago whilst looking for a deck of Tarot cards, a strange man approached me and pointed out a box that I kept passing over.'
  9. '"Great," She smiled, " I'm gonna go over and talk to her, maybe have her read my tarots".'
  10. 'While visiting a friend who has a 2 year-old, I saw a card on the floor that looked like a tarot card.'

More definitions

1. any of a set of 22 playing cards bearing allegorical representations, used for fortunetelling and as trump cards in tarok.

More examples(as adjective)

"cards can be tarot."

"readers can be tarot."


Late 16th century: from French, from Italian tarocchi, of unknown origin.