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English noun: card

1. card (artifact) one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes

SamplesHe collected cards and traded them with the other boys.

Broader (hypernym)paper

Narrower (hyponym)Hollerith card, playing card, punch card, punched card, tarot, tarot card, trading card

2. card (communication) a card certifying the identity of the bearer

SamplesHe had to show his card to get in.

Synonymsidentity card

Broader (hypernym)positive identification

Narrower (hyponym)borrower's card, business card, donor card, keycard, library card, membership card, ration card

3. card (communication) a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures)

SamplesThey sent us a card from Miami.

Broader (hypernym)correspondence

Narrower (hyponym)get-well card, greeting card, mailing-card, post card, postal card, postcard, sympathy card

4. card (substance) thin cardboard, usually rectangular

Broader (hypernym)cardboard, composition board

Narrower (hyponym)timecard

5. card (person) a witty amusing person who makes jokes

Synonymswag, wit

Broader (hypernym)humorist, humourist

Domain usagecolloquialism

6. card (communication) a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

SamplesA poster advertised the coming attractions.

Synonymsbill, notice, placard, poster, posting

Broader (hypernym)sign

Narrower (hyponym)flash card, flashcard, show bill, show card, theatrical poster

7. card (communication) a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited

Synonymscalling card, visiting card

Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation

8. card (communication) (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

SamplesYou have to turn in your card to get a handicap.


Broader (hypernym)book, record, record book

Domain categorygolf, golf game

9. card (communication) a list of dishes available at a restaurant

SamplesThe menu was in French.

Synonymsbill of fare, carte, carte du jour, menu

Broader (hypernym)bill

Narrower (hyponym)a la carte, prix fixe, table d'hote

10. card (communication) (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat

SamplesThe managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate.

Synonymsbatting order, lineup

Broader (hypernym)roll, roster

Part holonymcleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

11. card (artifact) a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

Synonymsadd-in, board, circuit board, circuit card, plug-in

Broader (hypernym)printed circuit

Narrower (hyponym)CPU board, mother board, PC board

English verb: card

1. card (contact) separate the fibers of

SamplesTease wool.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)separate

2. card (cognition) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

SamplesI was carded when I tried to buy a beer!.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it

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