card noun (PERMISSION)
B1 [ C ] a small, rectangular piece of card or plastic, often with your signature, photograph, or other information proving who you are, that allows you to do something, such as make a payment, get money from a bank, or enter a particular place:
- This credit card allows you to withdraw up to £200 a day from cash dispensers.
- Unfortunately, I didn't have my credit card with me or I'd certainly have bought it.
- Put your plastic card in the slot, and the machine will read it and identify who you are.
- Entry to the club is only permitted on production of a membership card.
- The introduction of identity cards has been opposed by the campaign for civil liberties.
card noun (GAME)
- We played cards all evening.
- I bought a new pack of cards.
- I had really good cards in my hand.
- I dealt the cards to all the players.
- She laid all her cards face up on the table.
card noun (GREETINGS)
- I've circulated a good luck card for everyone to sign.
- He's so cheap he didn't even buy me a card for my birthday.
- I wonder who this card is from.
- Even if she didn't want to send a present, she could at least have sent a card.
- I had posted the card two months previously.
card noun (INFORMATION)
- She handed me a business card with her name neatly embossed on it.
- He has all his friends' names and addresses on a card index.
card noun (STIFF PAPER)
card noun (COMPUTER)
card noun (PERSON)
cardverb [ T ]uk /kɑːd/ us /kɑːrd/ US
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