See also: Card and cârd

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

card

  1. (mathematics) cardinality
    Synonyms: #, |·|

EnglishEdit

 
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Some playing cards
 
A business card
 
An identity card
 
A network card (electronic device inserted into a computer)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English carde (playing card), from Old French carte, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khártēs, paper, papyrus). Doublet of chart.

NounEdit

card (countable and uncountable, plural cards)

  1. A playing card.
  2. (in the plural) Any game using playing cards; a card game.
    He played cards with his friends.
  3. A resource or an argument, used to achieve a purpose.
    The government played the Orange card to get support for their Ireland policy.
    He accused them of playing the race card.
    • 2007, Luke McNamara, Human Rights Controversies: The Impact of Legal Form, page 138:
      Having adopted civil union as their goal, proponents of the Civil Union Bill were sensitive to the need not to overplay the human rights card, aware that there was a significant degree of resistance in the New Zealand []
  4. Any flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.
  5. (obsolete) A map or chart.
  6. (informal) An amusing or entertaining person, often slightly eccentric.[1]
    • 1918, Siegfried Sassoon, The General:
      "He's a cheery old card," muttered Harry to Jack / As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack. / . . . / But he did for them both by his plan of attack.
    • 2007, Meredith Gran, Octopus Pie #71: Deadpan
      MAREK: But really the deadpan is key. You can essentially trick people into laughing at nothing.
      EVE: Oh, Marek, you card.
  7. A list of scheduled events or of performers or contestants.
    What's on the card for tonight?
  8. (cricket) A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match: batsmen’s scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
  9. (computing) A removable electronic device that may be inserted into a powered electronic device to provide additional capability.
    He needed to replace the card his computer used to connect to the internet.
  10. A greeting card.
    She gave her neighbors a card congratulating them on their new baby.
  11. A business card.
    The realtor gave me her card so I could call if I had any questions about buying a house.
  12. (television) A title card or intertitle: a piece of filmed, printed text edited into the midst of the photographed action at various points, generally to convey character dialogue or descriptive narrative material related to the plot.
  13. A test card.
  14. (dated) A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, etc.
    to put a card in the newspapers
  15. (dated) A printed programme.
  16. (dated, figuratively, by extension) An attraction or inducement.
    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. (weaving) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom.
  19. An indicator card.
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Terms derived from card (noun)
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See alsoEdit
Suits in English · suits (see also: cards, playing cards) (layout · text)
       
hearts diamonds spades clubs

VerbEdit

card (third-person singular simple present cards, present participle carding, simple past and past participle carded)

  1. (US) To check IDs, especially against a minimum age requirement.
    They have to card anybody who looks 21 or younger.
    I heard you don't get carded at the other liquor store.
    • 1989, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure:
      Ted (Keanu Reeves): Whoa. He didn't even card us, dude. / Bill (Alex Winter): Yeah, we have to remember this place.
  2. (dated) To play cards.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  3. (golf) To make (a stated score), as recorded on a scoring card.
    McIlroy carded a stellar nine-under-par 61 in the final round.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English carde, Old French carde, from Old Occitan carda, deverbal from cardar, from Late Latin *carito, from Latin carō (to comb with a card), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut).

NounEdit

card (countable and uncountable, plural cards)

  1. (uncountable, dated) Material with embedded short wire bristles.
  2. (dated, textiles) A comb- or brush-like device or tool to raise the nap on a fabric.
  3. (textiles) A hand-held tool formed similarly to a hairbrush but with bristles of wire or other rigid material. It is used principally with raw cotton, wool, hair, or other natural fibers to prepare these materials for spinning into yarn or thread on a spinning wheel, with a whorl or other hand-held spindle. The card serves to untangle, clean, remove debris from, and lay the fibers straight.
  4. (dated, textiles) A machine for disentangling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  5. A roll or sliver of fibre (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
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VerbEdit

card (third-person singular simple present cards, present participle carding, simple past and past participle carded)

  1. (textiles) To use a carding device to disentangle the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 252:
      "Isn't that true, Bertha? " asked the smith. "Yes, every word of it, my lad," said Mother Bertha, who was sitting near the hearth carding.
  2. To scrape or tear someone’s flesh using a metal comb, as a form of torture.
  3. (transitive) To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding.
    to card a horse
    • 1757, John Dyer, The Fleece
      the carded wool, he says,
      Is smoothly lapp'd around those cylinders
  4. (obsolete, transitive, figuratively) To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
    • 1592, Robert Greene, A Quip for an Upstart Courtier:
      that card your beer, if you see your guests begin to be drunk, half small and half strong
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

card (plural cards)

  1. Abbreviation of cardinal (songbird).

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carduus.

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NounEdit

card m (plural cards)

  1. thistle

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English card, from Middle English carde, from Old French carte, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khártēs). Doublet of carta.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkard/
  • Rhymes: -ard
  • Hyphenation: càrd

NounEdit

card f (invariable)

  1. card (identification, financial, SIM etc, but not playing card)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English card.

NounEdit

card n (plural carduri)

  1. card

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