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)
card noun (GREETINGS)
card noun (INFORMATION)
card noun (STIFF PAPER)
card noun (COMPUTER)
card noun (PERSON)
cardverb [ T ]uk /kɑːd/ us /kɑːrd/ US
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