Meaning of CARD in English

CARD

I. transitive verb Date: 14th century to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (as fibers) by the use of ~s preparatory to spinning, ~er noun II. noun see: chard Date: 15th century an instrument or machine for ~ing fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back, an implement for raising a nap on cloth, III. noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French, alteration of Middle French carte, probably from Old Italian carta, literally, leaf of paper, from Latin charta leaf of papyrus, from Greek chartēs Date: 15th century playing ~ , 2. plural but singular or plural in construction a game played with ~s, ~ playing, 3. something (as an advantage) compared to a valuable playing ~ in one's hand , an issue especially with emotional appeal that is brought into play to achieve a desired end (as winning a political campaign) , a usually clownishly amusing person ; wag , compass ~ , 6. a flat stiff usually small and rectangular piece of material (as paper, ~board, or plastic) usually bearing information: as, post~ , visiting ~ , business ~ , credit ~ , one bearing a picture (as of a baseball player) on one side and usually statistical data on the other, one on which computer information is stored (as in the form of punched holes or magnetic encoding), one bearing electronic circuit components for insertion into a larger electronic device (as a computer), program , c. a wine list, menu , greeting ~ , IV. transitive verb Date: 1884 to place or fasten on or by means of a ~, to provide with a ~, to list or record on a ~, score , to ask for identification (as in a bar) , V. abbreviation ~inal

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