Definitions of card

  1. To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
  2. To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
  3. To comb, as wool, flax, etc., with, or as with, such an instrument; cardboard, thick, stiff paper of many different qualites.
  4. To comb wool, etc.
  5. To comb with cards.
  6. To comb, dress, or cleanse with a card. See card, n.
  7. To play at cards; to game.
  8. To comb wool, flax, hemp, & c.
  9. To comb out wool, flax, or hemp; to separate the finer from the coarser fibres.
  10. a list of dishes available at a restaurant; " the menu was in French"
  11. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  12. one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes; " he collected cards and traded them with the other boys"
  13. a card certifying the identity of the bearer; " he had to show his card to get in"
  14. a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages ( may have printed greetings or pictures); " they sent us a card from Miami"
  15. thin cardboard, usually rectangular
  16. ( golf) a record of scores ( as in golf); " you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
  17. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
  18. a witty amusing person who makes jokes
  19. ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor; " I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"
  20. separate the fibers of; " tease wool"
  21. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.
  22. A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and ( fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
  23. A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
  24. A perforated pasteboard or sheet- metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
  25. An indicator card. See under Indicator.
  26. A roll or sliver of fiber ( as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
  27. An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; - usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back.
  28. A thick, stiff paper or piece of pasteboard used for various social or business purposes; as, a calling card; such a piece bearing certain figures, used for playing games.
  29. Carder.
  30. A piece of pasteboard marked with figures for playing a game, or with a person's address upon it: a note.
  31. An instrument for combing wool or flax.
  32. A piece of pasteboard with an address, or with figures; a brief advertisement; an instrument for combing wool, & c.
  33. A piece of cardboard bearing a name, etc., or symbols for use in play.
  34. Cardboard.
  35. A wire toothed brush, as for carding wool.
  36. A piece of pasteboard, with painted figures or points on it, for playing with, or with a person's name on it, or with an invitation, or a business advertisement, & c.; a paper on which the points of the compass are marked.
  37. A piece of pasteboard usually written or printed on for social or business purposes; oblong pieces of pasteboard on which figures are printed, used in games.
  38. An instr. for combing out wool or flax.