- 1 countable 1.1 (for identification, access)also: business cardalso: credit cardto show somebody the yellow/red card (in soccer)to ask for one's cards (British English) [colloquial] to give somebody their cards (British English) [colloquial]mostrarle la tarjeta amarilla/roja a alguienechar a alguiendarle la patada a alguien [colloquial]Example sentences1.2
also: greeting cardbirthday/sympathy card1.3tarjeta de cumpleaños/de pésamealso: index card(before noun) card catalog/index card punchcard readerperforadora (feminine) de tarjetas1.4 (postcard) 1.5 (for collecting)lectora (feminine) de tarjetas perforadasExample sentences1.6 (program) (Sport)
- However, if they do obtain a card, the credit limit will be low.
- It contained cash, cards and other personal items.
- A potter or a carpenter in the remote village may soon be able to avail of bank credit through a plastic card.
- The bailiffs will carry an identification card and their details can be checked at the council's Parking Shop.
- There was also a call for ‘true’ family membership with joint names on the membership card.
- Yet the UEC, as proposed by David Blunkett, is an identity card in all but name.
- Bag Woman won the first race on the card, a claiming event in which she carried a $13,500 tag, to sew up the record.
- The Sydney Turf Club had planned a seven-race card at Canterbury Park Racecourse with the Starlight Stakes the feature race.
- Beulah Park halted its nine-race card after the fifth race due to slippery track conditions.
- 2 uncountable (thin cardboard)Example sentences
- The first thing to buy is a large sheet of white thick paper or thin card, which you gently bend into a right angled curve.
- The Sun's image can then be seen on small piece of stiff card covered with some white paper.
- You won't get a good idea of the right fragrance unless you put each one on different cards or pieces of paper.
- 3 3.1 countable (playing card)a deck o (British English) pack of cardsto play a high/low carduna barajaun mazo (especially Latin America)to be in o (British English) on the cardsit was in o on the cards that something like this would happenjugar una carta alta/bajato lay o put one's cards on the tablese veía venir or era seguro que iba a pasar algo asíto play one's cards rightponer las cartas boca arriba or sobre la mesa→ chest 1 → sleeve 1 3.2jugar bien sus ( or mis etc) cartasalso: cards pluralto play cardsto win/lose at cardsjugar a las cartas or (Colombia) jugar cartaslucky at cards, unlucky in loveganar/perder a las cartasafortunado en el juego, desafortunado en amores or en el amorExample sentences
- In America it is known as old sledge or seven up and usually played by two players with the full pack of 52 cards, with the ace being the highest and the two the lowest.
- From a deck of cards, pick out the ace through six of one suit.
- We oohed when he chose the right card from the pack.
- (disentangle)(fibres)Example sentences
- Spinning wheels lined the walls and at the central tables others sorted, hackled and carded the wool.
- Moreover, he noted that working in ghettos where underventilated, crowded conditions prevailed was a special risk factor in workers repairing old mattresses and/or carding used wool.
- She was wearing a sweater she'd been forced to knit from the wool they'd carded from the flocks.
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