(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, paper

2. a card certifying the identity of the bearer

- he had to show his card to get in

Definition categories: communication

3. a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)

- they sent us a card from Miami

Definition categories: communication, correspondence

4. thin cardboard, usually rectangular

Definition categories: substance, cardboard

5. a witty amusing person who makes jokes

Similar word(s): wag, wit

Definition categories: person, humorist

6. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

Similar word(s): bill, notice, placard, poster, posting

Definition categories: communication, sign

7. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited

Definition categories: communication, greeting, salutation

8. (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

- you have to turn in your card to get a handicap

Similar word(s): scorecard

Definition categories: communication, book, record

9. a list of dishes available at a restaurant

Similar word(s): carte, menu

Definition categories: communication, bill

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

Similar word(s): lineup

Definition categories: communication, roll, roster

11. a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

Similar word(s): board

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with card as a noun:

- He played cards with his friends.

- The government played the Orange card to get support for their Ireland policy.

- He accused them of playing the race card.

- What’s on the card for tonight?

- He needed to replace the card his computer used to connect to the internet.

- She gave her neighbors a card congratulating them on their new baby.

- The realtor gave me her card so I could call if I had any questions about buying a house.

- to put a card in the newspapers

- This will be a good card for the last day of the fair.


1. separate the fibers of

Similar word(s): tease

Definition categories: contact, separate

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!

Definition categories: cognition, ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see

Sentences with card as a verb:

- They have to card anybody who looks 21 or younger.

- I heard you don't get carded at the other liquor store.

- to card a horse