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


  1. Corrugated fiberboard

    Corrugated fiberboard is a paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards. It is made on "flute lamination machines" or "corrugators" and is used in the manufacture of shipping containers and corrugated boxes. The corrugated medium and linerboard board are made of kraft containerboard, a paperboard material usually over 0.01 inches thick. Corrugated fiberboard is sometimes called corrugated cardboard, although cardboard might be any heavy paper-pulp based board.

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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