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Definition 1: one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys

(card is a kind of ...) a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

(... is a kind of card ) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

(... is a kind of card ) a card on which data can be recorded in the form of punched holes

(... is a kind of card ) any of a set of (usually 78) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used for playing card games and for divination by fortunetellers

(... is a kind of card ) a card with a picture on it; collected and traded by children

Definition 2: a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) computer circuit consisting of an electronic sub-assembly; copper conductors are laminated on an insulating board or card and circuit components are inserted into holes and dip soldered

(... is a kind of card ) the main circuit board for a computer

(... is a kind of card ) a removable circuit board for a personal computer; fits into a slot in the mother board

Definition 3: a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they sent us a card from Miami

(card is a kind of ...) communication by the exchange of letters

(... is a kind of card ) a card expressing get-well wishes

(... is a kind of card ) a card sent to express personal greetings

(... is a kind of card ) a card for sending messages by post without an envelope

(... is a kind of card ) a card expressing sympathy

Definition 4: a card certifying the identity of the bearer - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had to show his card to get in

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance

"a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"

(... is a kind of card ) a card on which are printed the person's name and business affiliation

(... is a kind of card ) a card that you carry on your person and that authorizes the use of your organs for transplantation after your death

(... is a kind of card ) a plastic card that has a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism

(... is a kind of card ) a card certifying membership in an organization

(... is a kind of card ) a card certifying the bearer's right to use the library

(... is a kind of card ) a card certifying the bearer's right to purchase rationed goods

Definition 5: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a poster advertised the coming attractions

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) a public display of a message

"he posted signs in all the shop windows"

(... is a kind of card ) a poster advertising a show or play

(... is a kind of card ) a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher

Definition 6: (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) a list of names

"his name was struck off the rolls"

(card is a part of ...) (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)

(card belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 7: a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Definition 8: a list of dishes available at a restaurant - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the menu was in French

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)

(... is a kind of card ) a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices

(... is a kind of card ) a menu listing fixed meals at fixed prices

(... is a kind of card ) a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price

Definition 9: (golf) a record of scores (as in golf) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you have to turn in your card to get a handicap

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

"Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'" "his name is in all the record books"

(card belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Definition 10: a witty amusing person who makes jokes - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

(card is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 11: thin cardboard, usually rectangular - [noun denoting substance]

(card is a kind of ...) a stiff moderately thick paper

(... is a kind of card ) a card used with a time clock to record an employee's starting and quitting times each day

Definition 12: ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor - [verb of cognition]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!

(card is a kind of ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Definition 13: separate the fibers of - [verb of contact]

Samples where card or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tease wool

Synonyms for card in the sense of this definition

(card is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

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