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card·board

 (kärd′bôrd′)
n.
A material similar to thick, stiff paper, that is made of pressed paper pulp or pasted sheets of paper. It is used for making cartons and signs, for example.
adj.
1. Made of or consisting of cardboard.
2.
a. Flimsy; insubstantial.
b. Lacking depth; superficial: a movie with only cardboard caricatures of its historical subjects.

cardboard

(ˈkɑːdˌbɔːd)
n
a. a thin stiff board made from paper pulp and used esp for making cartons
b. (as modifier): cardboard boxes.
adj
(prenominal) without substance: a cardboard smile; a cardboard general.

card•board

(ˈkɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. a thin, stiff pasteboard, used for signs, boxes, etc.
adj.
2. resembling cardboard, esp. in flimsiness: an apartment with cardboard walls.
3. not fully lifelike; two-dimensional: a silly movie with a cardboard hero.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardboard - a stiff moderately thick papercardboard - a stiff moderately thick paper  
binder board, binder's board - a cardboard used by bookbinders to make covers for books
card - thin cardboard, usually rectangular
corrugated board, corrugated cardboard - cardboard with corrugations (can be glued to flat cardboard on one or both sides)
paperboard, poster board, posterboard - a cardboard suitable for making posters
pasteboard - stiff cardboard made by pasting together layers of paper
strawboard - a coarse yellow cardboard made of straw pulp
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
packing, packing material, wadding - any material used especially to protect something
Adj.1.cardboard - without substance; "cardboard caricatures of historical figures"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
Translations
وَرَقُ اللعِبوَرَقٌ مَقَوَّى
kartonlepenka
pappap-
pahvikartonki
karton
kartonpapír
pappi
ボール紙
판지
kartónový
karton
papp
กระดาษแข็ง
bìa các tông

cardboard

[ˈkɑːdbɔːd]
A. Ncartón m; (thin) → cartulina f
B. CPD cardboard box Ncaja f de cartón
cardboard city N área en la que los vagabundos duermen a la intemperiezona f de chabolas
cardboard cut-out Nfigura f de cartón

cardboard

[ˈkɑːrdbɔːrd] ncarton mcard-carrying member [ˈkɑːdkærɪɪŋ] n (= active member) → membre m actifcard game n
(bridge, poker, whist)jeu m de cartes
(= game, contest) → partie f de cartescardholder [ˈkɑːrdhəʊldər] n [credit cards] → titulaire mf de carte de crédit

cardboard

[ˈkɑːdˌbɔːd] ncartone m

card

(kaːd) noun
1. thick paper or thin board. shapes cut out from card.
2. (also ˈplaying card) a small piece of such paper etc with designs, used in playing certain games. a pack of cards.
3. a similar object used for eg sending greetings, showing membership of an organization, storing information etc. a birthday card; a membership card; a business card.
cards noun singular
the game(s) played with playing-cards. He cheats at cards.
ˈcardboard noun, adjective
(of) a stiff kind of paper often made up of several layers. a cardboard box.

cardboard

وَرَقٌ مَقَوَّى karton pap Pappe χαρτόνι cartón pahvi carton karton cartone ボール紙 판지 karton kartong tektura papelão картон papp กระดาษแข็ง mukavva bìa các tông 纸板
References in classic literature ?
The floor of the stage consisted of smooth boards, at the sides was some painted cardboard representing trees, and at the back was a cloth stretched over boards.
He did these pantograph enlargements on sheets of white cardboard, and made each individual line of the bewildering maze of whorls or curves or loops which consisted of the "pattern" of a "record" stand out bold and black by reinforcing it with ink.
The first and foremost necessity was to place the morsels of paper (in flat cardboard boxes prepared for the purpose) in their order as they were found.
Afterwards it used to turn up in all sorts of places--at the bottom of small drawers, among my studs in cardboard boxes--till at last it found permanent rest in a large wooden bowl containing some loose keys, bits of sealing wax, bits of string, small broken chains, a few buttons, and similar minute wreckage that washes out of a man's life into such receptacles.
And back of the trees were rows of cardboard houses, painted in various colors but most of them having green blinds.
There were many other playthings on the table on which they were being set out, but the nicest of all was a pretty little castle made of cardboard, with windows through which you could see into the rooms.
One of them, which had arrived too late for the funeral, lay in its cardboard box on the hall-table.
No useless coffin enclosed his breast but he reposed in a neat cardboard box.
One Mrs Veneering and one Mr and Mrs Veneering requesting that additional honour, instantly do penance in white cardboard on the hall table.
There were a great many arm-chairs and settees covered in brown holland, but each of these was occupied by a large square piece of yellow cardboard, and all the pieces of cardboard were dotted or lined with spots or dashes of bright oil paint.
Just then some masks from outside invaded the cafe, dancing hand in hand in a single file led by a burly man with a cardboard nose.
We set the candle on the window sill and make flashes by passing the cardboard back and forth.