Definitions for carder
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
A person employed to card wool.
A carding machine.
A criminal who steals information from credit cards.
one who, or that which cards wool flax, etc