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Card meaning

card - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( golf) a record of scores ( as in golf); " you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
  2. 2. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
  3. 3. a witty amusing person who makes jokes
  4. 4. 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!"
  5. 5. separate the fibers of; " tease wool"
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
  9. 9. A perforated pasteboard or sheet- metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
  10. 10. An indicator card. See under Indicator.
  11. 11. To play at cards; to game.
  12. 12. A roll or sliver of fiber ( as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
  13. 13. To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
  14. 14. To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
  15. 15. To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. A piece of pasteboard with an address, or with figures; a brief advertisement; an instrument for combing wool, & c.
  18. 18. To comb with cards.

card - examples of usage

  1. Captain King sent you that beautiful card- case on Valentine's morning; that is what you should remember. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Presently she returned with a card in her hand. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. This is English by the card indeed. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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