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card

noun
 
 
/kɑːd/
MESSAGE [C] A2 a folded piece of stiff paper with a picture on the front and a message inside that you send to someone on a special occasion: a birthday card Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
INFORMATION [C] B1 a piece of stiff paper or plastic that has information printed on it: a library card This phone accepts coins and cards.Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
GAME [C] ( also playing card) A2 one of a set of 52 pieces of stiff paper with numbers and pictures used for playing games: UK/US a pack of cards/ US a deck of cards We spent the evening playing cards (= playing games using cards).Playing cardsLetters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
PAPER [U] UK thick, stiff paperPaper
WITHOUT ENVELOPE [C] a postcard (= card with a picture on one side that you send without an envelope) Paper Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
COMPUTER [C] B1 a part inside a computer that controls how the computer operates: a graphics/sound cardComputer hardware
→  See also cash card , charge card , Christmas card , credit card , debit card , phone card , smart card , swipe card , trump card , wild card , be on the cards , put/lay your cards on the table
(Definition of card from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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