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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
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He drew over the picture the sheet of thin paper on which I was accustomed to rest my hand in painting, to prevent the cardboard from being sullied.
Which he certainly did NOT, being made entirely of cardboard.
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.
The Martian staggered with the violence of her explosion, and in another moment the flaming wreckage, still driving forward with the impetus of its pace, had struck him and crumpled him up like a thing of cardboard.
It was almost completely dark in the narrow, cramped, low-pitched room, cumbered up with an enormous wardrobe and piles of cardboard boxes and all sorts of frippery and litter.
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.
A recalcitrant metal shaper insisted on peeking from under his lapels, and his ready-made tie with its two grey satin-covered cardboard wings pushed out of sight, see-sawed, necessitating frequent adjustments.
These were only of paper or thin cardboard, or leather, or other flexible materials.
I went to my work as usual at ten o'clock, but the door was shut and locked, with a little square of cardboard hammered on to the middle of the panel with a tack.
It was an Italian head: fuzzy, swarthy and very vivacious, that rose abruptly out of the standing collar like cardboard and the comic pink tie.
Her dresses overflowed the wardrobe and her room; large, flat, cardboard boxes were to be found in every corner of the upper floors.