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Noun: card  kaa(r)d
  1. 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"
  2. A rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)
    "they sent us a card from Miami"
  3. A card certifying the identity of the bearer
    "he had to show his card to get in";
    - identity card, ID card
  4. Thin cardboard, usually rectangular
  5. A witty amusing person who makes jokes
    - wag, wit, dag [US, Austral, informal]
  6. A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    "a card advertised the coming attractions";
    - poster, posting, placard, notice, bill
  7. A printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
    - calling card, visiting card
  8. (golf) a record of scores (as in golf, etc.)
    "you have to turn in your card to get a handicap";
    - scorecard, scoresheet
  9. A list of dishes available at a restaurant
    "the card was in French";
    - menu, bill of fare, carte du jour, carte
  10. (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
    "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate";
    - batting order, lineup, line-up
  11. A printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
    - circuit board, circuit card, board, plug-in, add-in
Verb: card  kaa(r)d
  1. Separate the fibers of
    "card wool";
    - tease
  2. 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!"

Derived forms: cards, carding, carded

Type of: ascertain, assure, bill, book, cardboard, check, composition board, control, correspondence, ensure, greeting, humorist, insure, paper, positive identification, printed circuit, record, record book, roll, roster, salutation, see, see to it, separate, sign

Encyclopedia: Card, George