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card1 British & World English

A piece of thick, stiff paper or thin pasteboard, in particular one used for writing or printing on

card2 British & World English

Comb and clean (raw wool, hemp fibres, or similar material) with a sharp-toothed instrument in order to disentangle the fibres before spinning

card English Thesaurus

paste it on a piece of stiff card

cardinal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Roman Catholic Church dignitary

e-card British & World English

A digital version of a greetings card, typically accessed by the recipient via a hyperlink in an email

PC card British & World English

A printed circuit board for a personal computer, especially one built to the PCMCIA standard

up card British & World English

A playing card turned face up on the table, especially the top card of the waste heap in rummy

bank card British & World English

A debit card or cash card

card game British & World English

A game in which playing cards are used

card room British & World English

A room for playing cards

card vote British & World English

Another term for block vote.

cash card British & World English

A plastic card issued by a bank or building society which enables the holder to withdraw money from a cash machine

cue card British & World English

A card held beside a camera for a television broadcaster to read from while appearing as if looking into the camera

face card British & World English

Another term for court card.

gold card British & World English

A charge card or credit card issued to people with a high credit rating and giving benefits not available with the standard card

hole card British & World English

(In stud poker) a card which has been dealt face down

key card British & World English

A small plastic card, sometimes used instead of a door key in hotels, bearing magnetically encoded data that can be read and processed by an electronic device

Mass card British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a card sent to the family of someone who has died, stating that the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased

red card British & World English

(In soccer and some other games) a red card shown by the referee to a player who is being sent off the field

test card British & World English

A still television picture transmitted outside normal programme hours and designed for use in judging the quality and position of the image

wild card British & World English

A playing card that can have any value, suit, colour, or other property in a game at the discretion of the player holding it

red card New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

card index British & World English

A catalogue or similar collection of information in which each item is entered on a separate card and the cards are arranged in a particular order, typically alphabetical

card reader British & World English

An electronic sensor that reads a magnetic strip or bar code on a credit card, membership card, etc.

card sharp British & World English

A person who cheats at cards in order to win money

card swipe British & World English

An electronic reader through which a credit or charge card or cheque guarantee card is passed in order to record the information it bears

card table British & World English

A table for playing cards on, typically having legs that fold flat for storage and a baize surface

charge card British & World English

A credit card for use with an account which must be paid in full when a statement is issued

cheque card British & World English

A card issued by a bank to guarantee the honouring of cheques up to a stated amount

court card British & World English

A playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit

credit card British & World English

A small plastic card issued by a bank, building society, etc., allowing the holder to purchase goods or services on credit

dance card British & World English

A card bearing the names of a woman’s prospective partners at a formal dance

debit card British & World English

A card allowing the holder to transfer money electronically from their bank account when making a purchase

donor card British & World English

A card which a person carries to indicate consent to the use of their organs for transplant surgery in the event of their death

false card British & World English

A card played in order to give one’s opponents a misleading impression of one’s strength in the suit led

flash card British & World English

A card containing a small amount of information, held up for pupils to see, as an aid to learning

green card British & World English

(In the US) a permit allowing a foreign national to live and work permanently in the US

index card British & World English

A small card on which information is recorded, typically stored alphabetically with others in a card index

media card British & World English

A small cardlike information storage device that holds data in flash memory

memory card British & World English

A small, flat flash drive used especially in digital cameras and mobile phones

option card British & World English

An expansion card

place card British & World English

A card bearing a person’s name, placed on a table to indicate where they should sit

plain card British & World English

A playing card that is neither a trump nor a court card

postal card British & World English

US term for postcard.

press card British & World English

An official authorization carried by a journalist, especially one that gives admission to an event

report card British & World English

A teacher’s written assessment of a pupil’s work, progress, and conduct, sent home to a parent or guardian

smart card British & World English

A plastic card with a built-in microprocessor, used typically to perform financial transactions


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