A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.
A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
An indicator card. See under Indicator.
To play at cards; to game.
An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back.
A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill. Christopher Parker
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale. Alexander Pope
Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It's a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can't get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy, but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy. Noam Chomsky
Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don't know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics. Jesse Jackson
card in Dutch is kaart
card in Finnish is kortti
card in German is Karte
card in Italian is carta di giuoco
card in Latin is pecto
card in Norwegian is kart
card in Spanish is tarjeta
card in Swedish is kort, spelkort