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Definitions of card

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

  1. " 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
  2. 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)
  3. He handed me his card. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  4. He left a card there, and then walked on to the office. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  5. He drew out a card. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. And she found a card and held it out. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  7. Mr. Carleton desired the servant to carry his card, with the same request, to Mr. Thorn the elder. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. In both his hands he caught the hand of the card- sharp. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  9. A glance at his card was enough to pass him. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  10. Got his card at home, I expect. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Well, I came the next day, and left a card for Dobble, with a note. – The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray
  12. Jayjay played another card. – Hanging by a Thread by Gordon Randall Garrett
  13. " I heerd he was a card- sharp," said Jim. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  14. Did you not say that with this card the servants would open them to me? – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  15. Will you take my card? – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  16. All that is really necessary is for you to sign this card. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
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