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Playing cards.

English

Etymology

From Old French carte < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] charta < Ancient Greek χάρτης (chartēs), paper, papyrus).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
card

Plural
s

card (s)
  1. A flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc. especially: one of a pack bearing numbers and symbols used in playing a variety of card games, e.g. a post card, a greeting card (Christmas, birthday etc.,) an identification card, a credit card, a business card, an index card, a baseball card or a warning card.
  2. (informal) An amusing but slightly foolish person.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A device to raise the nap on a fabric.
  4. A hand-held tool formed similarly to a hairbrush but with bristles of wire or other rigid material. It is used principally with raw cotton, wool, hair, or other natural fibers to prepare these materials for spinning into yarn or thread on a spinning wheel, with a whorl or other hand-held spindle. The card serves to untangle, clean, remove debris from, and lay the fibers straight.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A machine for disentangling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  6. (cricket) A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match:- batsmen's scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
  7. (horse racing) A listing of the runners and riders, together with colours and recent form, for all the races on a particular day at a particular racecourse

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Verb

Infinitive
to card

Third person singular
cards

Simple past
carded

Past participle
-

Present participle
carding

to card (third-person singular simple present cards, present participle carding, simple past and past participle carded)
  1. To check IDs at a venue with a minimum age requirement
    They have to card anybody who looks 30 or younger.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To use a card machine to disentangle the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  3. To scrape or tear someone's flesh using a metal comb, as a form of torture

Translations


Catalan

Etymology

Latin carduus

Noun

card

  1. thistle

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