Meaning of CARD in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English carde, from Medieval Latin cardus, carduus, thistle, carding instrument, from Latin carduus thistle ― more at CHARD

Date: 15th century

1 : an instrument or machine for carding fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back

2 : an implement for raising a nap on cloth

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.