Definitions for Cardkɑrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a usu. rectangular piece of stiff paper, thin pasteboard, or plastic for various uses, as to record information or, when preprinted, to identify the holder.

  2. one of a set of cards with spots, figures, etc., used in playing various games.

    Category: Games

  3. cards, (usu. with a sing. v.) a game or games played with such a set. the playing of such a game:

    to win at cards.

    Category: Games

  4. something useful in attaining an objective, comparable to a high card held in a game.

  5. Ref: greeting card.

  6. Ref: postcard .

  7. Ref: calling card (def. 1). 1

  8. Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

    Ref: credit card.

  9. a card with a picture of a sports or other figure on one side and information about the figure on the other.

    Category: Sport

  10. a program of the events at races, etc.

    Category: Sport

  11. Ref: compass card.

  12. Category: Computers

    Ref: punch card.; board (def. 13a). 14 1

  13. an amusing, witty, or prankish person.

    Category: Informal

  14. (v.t.)to provide with a card.

  15. to fasten on a card.

  16. to write, list, etc., on cards.

  17. to ask (a youth) to produce identification, esp. to check whether the person is of legal drinking age.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Idioms for card:

  1. in the cards,destined to occur.

    Category: Idiom

  2. put or lay one's cards on the table,to be completely straightforward.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of card:

1350–1400; OE: paper, document, letter < L c(h)arta sheet of paper


  1. a machine for combing and paralleling fibers of cotton, flax, wool, etc., prior to spinning in order to remove short, undesirable fibers and produce a sliver.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a similar implement for raising the nap on cloth.

    Category: Textiles

  3. (v.t.)to dress (wool or the like) with a card.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of card:

1325–75; ME carde < MF: lit., teasel head < LL cardus thistle, var. of L carduus



  1. Cardinal.

    Category: Religion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. card(noun)

    one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes

    "he collected cards and traded them with the other boys"

  2. card, identity card(noun)

    a card certifying the identity of the bearer

    "he had to show his card to get in"

  3. card(noun)

    a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)

    "they sent us a card from Miami"

  4. card(noun)

    thin cardboard, usually rectangular

  5. wag, wit, card(noun)

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

  6. poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(noun)

    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    "a poster advertised the coming attractions"

  7. calling card, visiting card, card(noun)

    a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited

  8. card, scorecard(noun)

    (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

    "you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"

  9. menu, bill of fare, card, carte du jour, carte(noun)

    a list of dishes available at a restaurant

    "the menu was in French"

  10. batting order, card, lineup(noun)

    (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat

    "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"

  11. circuit board, circuit card, board, card, plug-in, add-in(verb)

    a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

  12. tease, card(verb)

    separate the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  13. card(verb)

    ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

    "I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. card(noun)ɑrd

    a piece of thick paper with an envelope for sending messages

    a birthday/wedding card

  2. cardɑrd

    a piece of plastic for paying or getting money

    a credit/bank card

  3. cardɑrd

    a small piece of paper or plastic showing information

    a student ID/identification card; He gave me his business card.; an appointment/recipe card

  4. cardɑrd

    one of 52 pieces of stiff paper for playing games

    a deck/pack of cards

  5. cardɑrd


    ***an animal made of coloured card

  6. card(verb)ɑrd

    to ask sb to show identification

    to card young people who buy alcohol

Webster Dictionary

  1. Card(noun)

    a piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards

  2. Card(noun)

    a published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair

  3. Card(noun)

    a paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass

  4. Card(noun)

    a perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard

  5. Card(noun)

    an indicator card. See under Indicator

  6. Card(verb)

    to play at cards; to game

  7. Card(noun)

    an instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back

  8. Card(noun)

    a roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine

  9. Card(verb)

    to comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse

  10. Card(verb)

    to clean or clear, as if by using a card

  11. Card(verb)

    to mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article


  1. Card

    In sports, a card comprises a listing of the matches taking place in a title-match combat-sport event. Organizers divide overall cards into a main-event match and the undercard, which encompasses the rest of the matches. One can also further subdivide the undercard into midcard and lower card, according to the perceived importance of the matches. Promoters schedule matches to occur in ascending order of importance.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Card' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2090

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Card' in Written Corpus Frequency: #851

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Card' in Nouns Frequency: #467

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