: 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 Valuables like credit and ID cards go in a secure zipper pocket in the back of the bag, the side worn against your chest or waist. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 12 Sep. 2023 There's also a convenient PVC ID card pocket to stick your work badge, driver's license, and student ID (or, maybe even your Metrocard or bus pass) in for fast and easy access. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 Although a soup kitchen by name, The Stewpot provides free meals, ID cards, mental health care and other services to people without homes. Aliza Abidi, Dallas News, 25 July 2023 Why are redesigned driver's licenses and ID cards being issued? Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 7 June 2023 Currently, voters can use an an ID card from a high school in Michigan or degree- or certificate-granting colleges or universities, junior colleges or community colleges located in Michigan, according to a House Fiscal Agency analysis of the bill. Detroit Free Press, 19 July 2023 Dolphins communicate in a unique way: Every individual produces its own signature sound that functions much like a nametag or an ID card. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 June 2023 One of the assailants forced one of the victims to hand over a wallet containing $250 and an ID card. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2023 The Roosevelt Hotel, which shuttered during the pandemic, now functions as a shelter and reception center where the city receives buses of migrants who need meals, access to health care, ID cards and help enrolling children in schools. Nick Miroff and Joanna Slater, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2023 See More

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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 23 Sep. 2023.

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