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 card 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  ( card )
    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
    he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • () a card certifying the identity of the bearer  ( identity card, card )
    a card certifying the identity of the bearer
     he had to show his card to get in
    he had to show his card to get in
  • () a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)  ( card )
    a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)
     they sent us a card from Miami
    they sent us a card from Miami
  • a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities  ( add-in, board, card, circuit board, circuit card, plug-in )
    a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  • (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat  ( batting order, card, lineup )
    (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
     the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate
    the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate
  • a list of dishes available at a restaurant  ( bill of fare, card, carte, carte du jour, menu )
    a list of dishes available at a restaurant
     the menu was in French
    the menu was in French
  • (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)  ( card, scorecard )
    (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)
     you have to turn in your card to get a handicap
    you have to turn in your card to get a handicap
  • a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited  ( calling card, card, visiting card )
    a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
  • a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement  ( bill, card, placard, posting, notice, poster )
    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
     a poster advertised the coming attractions
    a poster advertised the coming attractions
  • a witty amusing person who makes jokes  ( card, wit, wag )
    a witty amusing person who makes jokes
  • thin cardboard, usually rectangular  ( card )
    thin cardboard, usually rectangular
  • verb

  • ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor  ( card )
    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!
    I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!
  • separate the fibers of  ( card, tease )
    separate the fibers of
     tease wool
    tease wool