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Definition of Card

Card

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
  4. A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
  5. An indicator card. See under Indicator.
  6. To play at cards; to game.
  7. 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.
  8. A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
  9. To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
  10. To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
  11. To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.

Card Quotations

I got a Valentine's Day card from my girl. It said, 'Take my heart! Take my arms! Take my lips!' Which is just like her. Keeping the best part for herself.
Robert Orben

Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. It's not really anything; it's just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like, you know, I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation, but talent is sort of like luck.
Shia LaBeouf

I don't want to sound like a Hallmark card, but to be able to wake up each day with food and shelter, that alone is good. Forget aging and the fact that my butt is becoming a little more familiar with my knees than my tailbone. If you are six feet above ground it's a good day. So, give me more!
Faith Hill

Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night's sleep, and strangers' monologues framed like Russian short stories.
Paul Theroux

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Christopher Parker
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Card Translations

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
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