identity card


Definition of identity card

: id

Examples of identity card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Peter explained the problem: one of the guys was carrying a new identity card, rumored to contain a chip that can be used to identify and track people down. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, "Bravery and Nihilism Amid the Protests in Hong Kong," 31 Aug. 2019 Pete Buttigieg is hitting back against a lawsuit filed by conservative group Judicial Watch against a South Bend identity card program aimed at helping the city’s undocumented population. Chuck Todd And Carrie Dann, NBC News, "The Dem civil war has faded from center stage— for now. How long will that last?," 8 Aug. 2019 Being able to obtain family documents could ease hurdles women faced in obtaining a national identity card and enrolling their children in school. NBC News, "Saudi Arabia law change allows women to travel without male consent," 2 Aug. 2019 The police’s Brigade Touristique patrols areas popular with visitors, checking identity cards and arresting Moroccans for public drunkenness, theft, begging, and not having a guide license. Rachel Monroe, Outside Online, "Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.," 29 July 2019 Republicans have long claimed Democrats too quickly resort to pulling identity cards when criticized. New York Daily News, Twin Cities, "Other voices: AOC should drop the victim card when facing criticism," 18 July 2019 The girl's government services identity card was found in a pavilion near the coast last Wednesday night. Steven Jiang, CNN, "Missing 9-year-old girl, whose disappearance gripped China, found dead," 15 July 2019 Voters had to bring their official Guatemalan identity card — known as a DPI, after its Spanish initials — to the consulate. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio,, "Guatemalans vote in L.A. for their country’s presidential election, a historic first," 16 June 2019 Over recent years, Xinjiang has been transformed into a vast security state , packed with police stations, street cameras and security checkpoints at which electronic identity cards are scanned. Christopher Bodeen, Fox News, "US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang," 12 Sep. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'identity card.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of identity card

1900, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about identity card

Statistics for identity card

Last Updated

3 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for identity card

The first known use of identity card was in 1900

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on identity card

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with identity card

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for identity card

Spanish Central: Translation of identity card

Comments on identity card

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


recurring in steady succession

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!