card


card
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card [1] NOUN 1) thick, stiff paper or thin cardboard. 2) a piece of card for writing on, especially a postcard or greetings card. 3) a business card or visiting card. 4) a small rectangular piece of plastic containing machine-readable personal data, e.g. a credit card or cash card. 5) a playing card. 6) (cards) a game played with playing cards. 7) (cards) Brit. informal documents relating to an employee, especially for tax and national insurance, held by the employer. 8) informal, dated or N. Amer. an odd or amusing person.
VERB write on a card, especially for indexing.
a card up one's sleeve — Cf. ↑a card up one's sleeve
give someone their cards (or get one's cards) — Cf. give someone their cards
hold all the cards — Cf. ↑hold all the cards
on the cards — Cf. ↑on the cards
play the card — Cf. ↑play the card
play one's cards right — Cf. ↑play one's cards right
put (or lay) one's cards on the table — Cf. ↑put one's cards on the table
ORIGIN Old French carte, from Greek kharts 'papyrus leaf' .
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card [2] VERB comb and clean (raw wool or similar material) with a sharp-toothed instrument to disentangle the fibres before spinning.
NOUN a toothed implement or machine for this purpose.
DERIVATIVES carder noun.
ORIGIN Provençal carda, from cardar 'tease, comb' , from Latin carduus 'thistle' .

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  • card — card1 [kärd] n. [ME carde < OFr carte < ML carta, card, paper < L charta, leaf of paper, tablet < Gr chartēs, layer of papyrus; prob. < Egypt] 1. a flat, stiff piece of thick paper or thin pasteboard, usually rectangular, as a) any …   English World dictionary

  • Card — (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Card — Card, n. [F. carde teasel, the head of a thistle, card, from L. carduus, cardus, thistle, fr. carere to card.] [1913 Webster] 1. An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • card — s. n., pl. cárduri Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CARD Element secund de compunere savantă cu semnificaţia (în legătură cu) inima, cord . [< fr. carde]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 03.12.2004. Sursa: DN  CARD, carduri …   Dicționar Român

  • Card — Card, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Carded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carding}.] To play at cards; to game. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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