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Definition of "card" []

  • A flat, usually rectangular piece of stiff paper, cardboard, or plastic, especially: (noun)
  • One of a set or pack bearing significant numbers, symbols, or figures, used in games and in divination. (noun)
  • A greeting card. (noun)
  • A post card. (noun)
  • One bearing a person's name and other information, used for purposes of identification or classification. (noun)
  • A piece of stiff paper or thin cardboard, usually rectangular, with varied uses, as for filing information in an index, bearing a written notice for display, entering scores in a game, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Such a card used for identification, reference, proof of membership, etc (noun)
  • Such a card used for sending greetings, messages, or invitations, often bearing an illustration, printed greetings, etc (noun)
  • One of a set of small pieces of cardboard, variously marked with significant figures, symbols, etc, used for playing games or for fortune-telling (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A witty, entertaining, or eccentric person (noun)
  • A daily programme of all the races at a meeting, listing the runners, riders, weights to be carried, distances to be run, and conditions of each race (noun)
  • A thing or action used in order to gain an advantage, esp one that is concealed and kept in reserve until needed (esp in the phrase a card up one's sleeve) (noun)
  • Short for printed circuit card (noun)

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Use "card" in a sentence
  • "When a lane, _i. e._, one entire ray of the star, is opened out, the place of the _inner_ card may be filled by _one card_ from the third circle."
  • "j = (int) (Math. random () * suit. length); card = card+ "of" +suit [j]; return card; my hw is due tmr so please help me."
  • "V. ii.114 (330,6) the card or calendar of gentry] The general preceptor of elegance; the _card_ by which a gentleman is to direct his course; the _calendar_ by which he is to choose his time, that what he does may be both excellent and seasonable."