Meaning of “green card” in the English Dictionary

"green card" in British English

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green cardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɡriːn ˈkɑːd/ us /ˌɡriːn ˈkɑːrd/

(Definition of “green card” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"green card" in American English

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green cardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡrin ˌkɑrd/

a document giving a person from a foreign country permission to live and work in the United States

(Definition of “green card” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"green card" in Business English

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green cardnoun [ C ]

uk us GOVERNMENT, LAW

a document which gives permission for a foreigner to live and work in the US:

He had to leave Chicago because he couldn't get a green card.

(Definition of “green card” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)