identity card

noun

Definition of identity card

: id

Examples of identity card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once enforcement is in effect, travelers age 18 and older flying commercially in the US will need to have a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or other state photo identity card, which should be marked by a star on the top of the card. Geneva Sands, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 Americans don’t like the idea of a national identity card. Michael Segal, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2021 Once, after a simple identity card check went awry, he and his friends were driven out to a nearby forest in a squad car, dropped in the woods, and told to find their way home. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Dec. 2020 Estonia votes online, with citizens registering through their national identity card, a uniform national verification system that doesn’t exist across the United States. NBC News, 14 Oct. 2020 About a week later, family members reportedly found Mina’s identity card and other personal documents along the side of a road between Santa Rosa and San Francisco. Wired Staff, Wired, 1 Oct. 2020 About a week later, family members reportedly found Mina’s identity card and other personal documents along the side of a road between Santa Rosa and San Francisco. Brett Haensel, Fortune, 1 Oct. 2020 The government may publicly shame those on a blacklist of offenders by publishing their names and identity card numbers, and by barring them from leaving the country, among other possible penalties. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Sep. 2020 About a week after the disappearance, family members found her identity card and other personal documents along the side of a road between the bus stop and her destination. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of identity card

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of identity card was in 1900

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6 May 2021

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“Identity card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/identity%20card. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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