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card

play
verb \ˈkärd\

Definition of card

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (fibers) by the use of cards preparatory to spinning

carder

noun

First Known Use of card

14th century

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card

noun

Definition of card

  1. 1 :  an instrument or machine for carding fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back

  2. 2 :  an implement for raising a nap on cloth

Origin and Etymology of card

Middle English carde, from Medieval Latin cardus, carduus, thistle, carding instrument, from Latin carduus thistle — more at chard


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card

noun

Definition of card

  1. 1 :  playing card

  2. 2 cards plural in form but singular or plural in construction a :  a game played with cardsb :  card playing

  3. 3a :  something (such as an advantage) compared to a valuable playing card in one's hand holding all the cards in negotiationsb :  an issue especially with emotional appeal that is brought into play to achieve a desired end (such as winning a political campaign) played the race card

  4. 4 :  a usually clownishly amusing person :  wag he's such a card

  5. 5 :  compass card

  6. 6a :  a flat stiff usually small and rectangular piece of material (such as paper, cardboard, or plastic) usually bearing information: such as (1) :  postcard (2) :  visiting card (3) :  business card (4) :  credit card (5) :  one bearing a picture (as of a baseball player) on one side and usually statistical data on the other (6) :  one on which computer information is stored (as in the form of punched holes or magnetic encoding) (7) :  one bearing electronic circuit components for insertion into a larger electronic device (such as a computer)b :  program; especially :  a sports program three fights on the cardc (1) :  a wine list (2) :  menud :  greeting card a birthday card

in the cards

or less commonly

on the cards

  1. :  inevitable success just wasn't in the cards for her

Origin and Etymology of card

Middle English carde, from Anglo-French, alteration of Medieval French carte, probably from Old Italian carta, literally, leaf of paper, from Latin charta leaf of papyrus, from Greek chartēs


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card

verb

Definition of card

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place or fasten on or by means of a card

  3. 2 :  to provide with a card

  4. 3 :  to list or record on a card

  5. 4 :  score a golfer carding a 75

  6. 5 :  to ask for identification (as in a bar) we all got carded

First Known Use of card

1884


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card

abbreviation

Definition of card


CARD Defined for Kids

card

play
noun \ˈkärd\

Definition of card for Students

  1. 1 :  a decorated piece of thick paper that contains a greeting or is used to write a message birthday card note card

  2. 2 :  a thick stiff piece of paper or plastic that contains information about a person or business I lost my library card.

  3. 3 :  playing card

  4. 4 cards plural :  a game played with playing cards

  5. 5 trading card baseball cards

  6. 6 :  credit card

  7. 7 :  a thin hard board that has small electronic devices on it and that can be added to a computer to make the computer perform different tasks a video card



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