Definitions for Cardkɑrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
one of a set of cards with spots, figures, etc., used in playing various games.
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.
something useful in attaining an objective, comparable to a high card held in a game.
Ref: greeting card.
Ref: postcard .
Ref: calling card (def. 1). 1
Category: Common Vocabulary, Business
Ref: credit card.
a card with a picture of a sports or other figure on one side and information about the figure on the other.
a program of the events at races, etc.
Ref: compass card.
Ref: punch card.; board (def. 13a). 14 1
an amusing, witty, or prankish person.
(v.t.)to provide with a card.
to fasten on a card.
to write, list, etc., on cards.
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:
in the cards,destined to occur.
put or lay one's cards on the table,to be completely straightforward.
Origin of card:
1350–1400; OE: paper, document, letter < L c(h)arta sheet of paper
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.
a similar implement for raising the nap on cloth.
(v.t.)to dress (wool or the like) with a card.
Origin of card:
1325–75; ME carde < MF: lit., teasel head < LL cardus thistle, var. of L carduus
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"
card, identity card(noun)
a card certifying the identity of the bearer
"he had to show his card to get in"
a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)
"they sent us a card from Miami"
thin cardboard, usually rectangular
wag, wit, card(noun)
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(noun)
a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
"a poster advertised the coming attractions"
calling card, visiting card, card(noun)
a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
(golf) a record of scores (as in golf)
"you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
menu, bill of fare, card, carte du jour, carte(noun)
a list of dishes available at a restaurant
"the menu was in French"
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"
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
separate the fibers of
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
a piece of thick paper with an envelope for sending messages
a birthday/wedding card
a piece of plastic for paying or getting money
a credit/bank card
a small piece of paper or plastic showing information
a student ID/identification card; He gave me his business card.; an appointment/recipe card
one of 52 pieces of stiff paper for playing games
a deck/pack of cards
***an animal made of coloured card
to ask sb to show identification
to card young people who buy alcohol
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
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
a paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass
a perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard
an indicator card. See under Indicator
to play at cards; to game
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
a roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine
to comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse
to clean or clear, as if by using a card
to mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article
Translations for Card
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
thick paper or thin board
shapes cut out from card.
- papelãoPortuguese (BR)
- der KartonGerman
- مقوای نازک؛ کاغذ زخیمFarsi
- karton, ljepenkaCroatian
- kort, spjaldIcelandic
- مقوای نازک؛ کاغذ زخیمPersian
- styvt (tjockt) papperSwedish
- 硬紙板Chinese (Trad.)
- Giấy cứngVietnamese
- 卡片，硬纸板Chinese (Simp.)
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