green card

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of green card

:an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the U.S.

green-carder

play \ˈgrēn-ˈkär-dər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of green card

from the fact that it was formerly colored green


GREEN CARD Defined for English Language Learners

green card

noun

Definition of green card for English Language Learners

  • : a card indicating that a person from a foreign country can live and work in the U.S.


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green card

noun

legal Definition of green card

:an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the U.S.

Origin and Etymology of green card

from the fact that it was formerly colored green



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