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English definition of “card”

card

noun [C] (PERMISSION)    /kɑːd/ US  /kɑːrd/
B1 a small, rectangular piece of card or plastic, often with your signature, photograph, or other information proving who you are, which allows you to do something, such as make a payment, get money from a bank, or enter a particular place: I don't have any cash - can I put this on (= pay using) my (credit/charge) card? A lot of shops won't accept cheques unless you have a cheque card with you. The bank's closed now, but I can get some money out with my (cash) card. I don't have any change for the phone but I do have a (phone) card, if that's of any use. You usually have to show your (membership) card at the door. → See also phone card, railcard, scorecardForms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of card noun (PERMISSION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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