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card

noun (GAME)    /kɑːd/ US  /kɑːrd/
A2 [C] (also playing card) one of a set of 52 small rectangular pieces of stiff paper each with a number and one of four signs printed on it, used in games: After dinner, Ted got out a pack (US also deck) of cards John shuffled (= mixed up) the cards before he dealt them (out) (= gave them to the players). Whist is my favourite card game. a card tablePlaying cards cards A2 [plural] any of a range of games played with cards, such as poker, whist, and bridge: I've never been much good at cards. Shall we have a game of/play cards?Card games
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