card

card
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[[t]kɑrd[/t]]
n.
1) a usu. rectangular piece of stiff paper, thin pasteboard, or plastic for various uses, as to record information or, when preprinted, to identify the holder
2) gam one of a set of cards with spots, figures, etc., used in playing various games
3) gam cards, (usu. with a sing. v.)
a) a game or games played with such a set
b) the playing of such a game:
to win at cards[/ex]
4) something useful in attaining an objective, comparable to a high card held in a game
8) cvb bus
credit card
9) spo a card with a picture of a sports or other figure on one side and information about the figure on the other
10) spo a program of the events at races, etc
12) cmp
b) board 13), a)
13) inf an amusing, witty, or prankish person
14) to provide with a card
15) to fasten on a card
16) to write, list, etc., on cards
17) cvb cvs sts to ask (a youth) to produce identification, esp. to check whether the person is of legal drinking age
Etymology: 1350–1400; OE: paper, document, letter < L c(h)arta sheet of paper II
card
[[t]kɑrd[/t]] n.
1) tex a machine for combing and paralleling fibers of cotton, flax, wool, etc., prior to spinning in order to remove short, undesirable fibers and produce a sliver
2) tex a similar implement for raising the nap on cloth
3) tex to dress (wool or the like) with a card
Etymology: 1325–75; ME carde < MF: lit., teasel head < LL cardus thistle, var. of L carduus card′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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