Definitions for carder

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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


  1. carder(Noun)

    A person employed to card wool.

  2. carder(Noun)

    A carding machine.

  3. carder(Noun)

    A criminal who steals information from credit cards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carder(noun)

    one who, or that which cards wool flax, etc


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