Definitions for cardboardˈkɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

card•boardˈkɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(n.)

  1. a thin, stiff pasteboard, used for signs, boxes, etc.

  2. (adj.)resembling cardboard, esp. in flimsiness:

    an apartment with cardboard walls.

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  3. not fully lifelike; two-dimensional:

    a silly movie with a cardboard hero.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardboard, composition board(adj)

    a stiff moderately thick paper

  2. cardboard, unlifelike(adj)

    without substance

    "cardboard caricatures of historical figures"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cardboard(noun)ˈkɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

    a material like thick, stiff paper

    brown cardboard boxes


  1. cardboard(Noun)

    A wood-based material resembling heavy paper, used in the manufacture of boxes and signs.

  2. Origin: card + board

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cardboard(noun)

    a stiff compact pasteboard of various qualities, for making cards, etc., often having a polished surface

Translations for cardboard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of) a stiff kind of paper often made up of several layers

a cardboard box.

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