What does Card mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Card.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. card(noun)

    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"

  2. card, identity card(noun)

    a card certifying the identity of the bearer

    "he had to show his card to get in"

  3. card(noun)

    a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)

    "they sent us a card from Miami"

  4. card(noun)

    thin cardboard, usually rectangular

  5. wag, wit, card(noun)

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

  6. poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(noun)

    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    "a poster advertised the coming attractions"

  7. calling card, visiting card, card(noun)

    a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited

  8. card, scorecard(noun)

    (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

    "you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"

  9. menu, bill of fare, card, carte du jour, carte(noun)

    a list of dishes available at a restaurant

    "the menu was in French"

  10. 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"

  11. 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

  12. tease, card(verb)

    separate the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  13. card(verb)

    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!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Card(noun)

    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

  2. Card(noun)

    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

  3. Card(noun)

    a paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass

  4. Card(noun)

    a perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard

  5. Card(noun)

    an indicator card. See under Indicator

  6. Card(verb)

    to play at cards; to game

  7. Card(noun)

    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

  8. Card(noun)

    a roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine

  9. Card(verb)

    to comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse

  10. Card(verb)

    to clean or clear, as if by using a card

  11. Card(verb)

    to mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article

  12. Origin: [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. a leaf of paper. Cf. Chart.]


  1. Card

    In sports, a card comprises a listing of the matches taking place in a title-match combat-sport event. Organizers divide overall cards into a main-event match and the undercard, which encompasses the rest of the matches. One can also further subdivide the undercard into midcard and lower card, according to the perceived importance of the matches. Promoters schedule matches to occur in ascending order of importance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Card

    kärd, n. a piece of pasteboard marked with figures for playing a game, or with a person's address upon it: a note.—ns. Card′-board, a stiff, finely finished pasteboard; Card′-case, a case for carrying visiting-cards; Card′-sharp′er, one who cheats at cards; Card′-tā′ble, a table for playing cards on.—A knowing card (slang), one who is wide awake; A sure card, an undertaking which will be sure to succeed.—Have the cards in one's hands, to have everything under one's control; House of cards, something flimsy or unsubstantial; On the cards, likely to turn up; Play one's cards well, or badly, to make, or not to make, the best of one's chances; Show one's cards, to expose one's secrets or designs; Speak by the card, to speak with elegance and to the point; Throw up the cards, to give in: to confess defeat. [Fr. carte—L. charta, Gr. chartēs, paper. Carte is a doublet.]

  2. Card

    kärd, n. an instrument for combing wool or flax.—v.t. to comb wool, &c.—n. Card′er, one who has to do with carding wool. [Fr. carde—L. carduus, a thistle.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Card' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2090

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Card' in Written Corpus Frequency: #851

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Card' in Nouns Frequency: #467


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Card in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Card in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Herbert Marshall McLuhan:

    Money is a poor man's credit card.

  2. Michael McCaul:

    The wild card here is the wife Malik.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The only card she has is the woman card.

  4. Hugo Chavez:

    Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I think that they played the race card on me.

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