What does debit card mean?

Definitions for debit card

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debit card(noun)

    a card (usually plastic) that enables the holder to withdraw money or to have the cost of purchases charged directly to the holder's bank account


  1. debit card(Noun)

    A card much like a credit card, but which takes money directly from the bank account, rather than borrowing money at a rate of interest, and uses a PIN instead of a signature.


  1. Debit card

    A debit card is a plastic payment card that provides the cardholder electronic access to his or her bank account at a financial institution. Some cards have a stored value with which a payment is made, while most relay a message to the cardholder's bank to withdraw funds from a payee's designated bank account. The card, where accepted, can be used instead of cash when making purchases. In some cases, the primary account number is assigned exclusively for use on the Internet and there is no physical card. In many countries, the use of debit cards has become so widespread that their volume has overtaken or entirely replaced cheques and, in some instances, cash transactions. The development of debit cards, unlike credit cards and charge cards, has generally been country specific resulting in a number of different systems around the world, which were often incompatible. Since the mid-2000s, a number of initiatives have allowed debit cards issued in one country to be used in other countries and allowed their use for internet and phone purchases. Unlike credit and charge cards, payments using a debit card are immediately transferred from the cardholder's designated bank account, instead of them paying the money back at a later date.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debit card in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debit card in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Soubhik Mukherjee:

    My bank told me at the last minute that my debit card will not work everywhere in Thailand.

  2. Oklahoma Highway Patrol:

    We can do nothing with someone’s bank account. We can do nothing with someone’s debit card.

  3. Visa Inc:

    Instead of complying with the terms of the commercial agreement that the two companies negotiated and agreed to in 2015, Walmart is attempting to avoid its obligation to provide a signature option for their customers when paying with a Visa debit card.

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