Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “card”

See all translations

card

noun [C]  /kɑrd/ us  

card noun [C] (INFORMATION)

a small, rectangular piece of stiff paper or plastic with information on it that shows who you are or allows you to do something: a library/membership/business card I used my credit/debit/charge card to pay for the groceries.

card noun [C] (GAME)

( also playing card) one of a set of 52 small, rectangular pieces of stiff paper, each with a number or letter and one of four symbols printed on it, used in games: a deck of cards

card noun [C] (GREETING)

a rectangular piece of stiff paper, folded in half, usually with a picture on the front and often a message printed inside, sent on a special occasion: a birthday/anniversary/get-well card A card is also a postcard .

card

verb [T]  /kɑrd/ infml us  

card verb [T] (GET INFORMATION)

to ask someone to show you a document that shows how old the person is
(Definition of card from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of card?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “card” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More