Definitions of card

  1. causing irritation or annoyance; " tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; " aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; " found it galling to have to ask permission"; " an irritating delay"; " nettlesome paperwork"; " a pesky mosquito"; " swarms of pestering gnats"; " a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; " a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; " a vexatious child"; " it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
  2. ( baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; " the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
  3. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; " a poster advertised the coming attractions"
  4. a list of dishes available at a restaurant; " the menu was in French"
  5. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  6. a written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
  7. 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"
  8. a card certifying the identity of the bearer; " he had to show his card to get in"
  9. a record of scores ( as in golf); " you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
  10. a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages ( may have printed greetings or pictures); " they sent us a card from Miami"
  11. thin cardboard, usually rectangular
  12. ( golf) a record of scores ( as in golf); " you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
  13. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
  14. a witty amusing person who makes jokes
  15. 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!"
  16. separate the fibers of; " tease wool"
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
  20. A perforated pasteboard or sheet- metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
  21. An indicator card. See under Indicator.
  22. To play at cards; to game.
  23. A roll or sliver of fiber ( as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
  24. To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
  25. To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
  26. To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
  27. To mix.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. To comb, as wool, flax, etc., with, or as with, such an instrument; cardboard, thick, stiff paper of many different qualites.
  31. Carder.
  32. A piece of pasteboard marked with figures for playing a game, or with a person's address upon it: a note.
  33. An instrument for combing wool or flax.
  34. To comb wool, etc.
  35. A piece of pasteboard with an address, or with figures; a brief advertisement; an instrument for combing wool, & c.
  36. To comb with cards.
  37. To comb, dress, or cleanse with a card. See card, n.
  38. A piece of cardboard bearing a name, etc., or symbols for use in play.
  39. Cardboard.
  40. A wire toothed brush, as for carding wool.
  41. 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.
  42. To comb wool, flax, hemp, & c.
  43. 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.
  44. An instr. for combing out wool or flax.
  45. To comb out wool, flax, or hemp; to separate the finer from the coarser fibres.

Usage examples for card

  1. The queen went to mass, and dined in public with the king, twice a week, and joined small card- parties in the evenings. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  2. All that is really necessary is for you to sign this card. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  3. He drew out a card. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. And she found a card and held it out. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  5. Well, I came the next day, and left a card for Dobble, with a note. – The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray
  6. He left a card there, and then walked on to the office. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  7. Go to West's and take my card; I'll 'phone 'em. – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  8. Did you not say that with this card the servants would open them to me? – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  9. Then I leave a card and go. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. Mr. Carleton desired the servant to carry his card, with the same request, to Mr. Thorn the elder. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. And then he left his card. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. Will you take my card? – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  13. Got his card at home, I expect. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  14. Jayjay played another card. – Hanging by a Thread by Gordon Randall Garrett
  15. In both his hands he caught the hand of the card- sharp. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  16. " There's a gentleman who wants to see Mr. Kara," she said, " here is his card." – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  17. A glance at his card was enough to pass him. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  18. " I heerd he was a card- sharp," said Jim. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  19. He handed me his card. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister