: a card bearing identifying data (such as age or organizational membership) about the individual whose name appears thereon

called also identification card, identity card

Examples of ID card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When residents interested in voting do not have the documents confirming their identity or citizenship that are usually needed to get an ID, the state’s Department of Transportation can still provide a free ID card, Wisconsin DMV Administrator Tommy Winkler Jr. told USA TODAY. Nate Trela, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2024 Jones has a criminal record — a DUI and open container conviction from Oklahoma City in 2016 as well as a conviction for possession of a false ID card and an undated arrest in Las Vegas for trespassing, according to court documents seeking his detention without bail. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2024 That meant clearing territory of insurgents and then keeping them out by creating gated communities with entry control points, biometric screening and ID cards, and constant patrols. David Petraeus, Foreign Affairs, 17 June 2024 Earlier this week, WisDOT also announced that residents now have the option to link an emergency contact to their new or existing driver's license or ID card. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2024 Woods presented his real Social Security card and an authentic state of California ID card, but the assistant branch manager became suspicious when Woods could not answer security questions that Kierans had set for the bank accounts. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 3 Apr. 2024 The state has issued 60 free ID cards as of February, according to his office; 98% of voters vote with an ID card. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 12 Apr. 2024 Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. require a permit, ID card or safety certificate for some ammo purchases. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Jonathan Limehouse Stein: ‘Grab your photo ID’ North Carolina North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein had some sage advice for voters flocking to the polls on Tuesday: bring a photo ID card. Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ID card was in 1937

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“ID card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ID%20card. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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