1

cardboard

play
noun card·board \ˈkärd-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of cardboard

  1. :  a material made from cellulose fiber (as wood pulp) like paper but usually thicker

cardboardy

play \-ˌbȯr-dē\ adjective

Examples of cardboard in a sentence

  1. Cover the windows with cardboard.

1831

First Known Use of cardboard

1831


2

cardboard

adjective card·board

Definition of cardboard

  1. 1 :  made of or as if of cardboard

  2. 2 :  unreal, stereotyped <a play with cardboard characters>

Examples of cardboard in a sentence

  1. The play had cardboard characters.

1852

First Known Use of cardboard

1852


CARDBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

1

cardboard

play
noun card·board \ˈkärd-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of cardboard for English Language Learners

  • : a stiff and thick kind of paper that is used especially for making boxes


2

cardboard

adjective card·board

Definition of cardboard for English Language Learners

  • : made out of cardboard

  • : not acting or seeming real : having an obviously false or fake quality


CARDBOARD Defined for Kids

cardboard

play
noun card·board \ˈkärd-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of cardboard for Students

  1. :  a stiff thick kind of paper used especially to make boxes


Learn More about cardboard


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cardboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ