calling card


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calling card

n.
1. An engraved card bearing one's full name. Also called visiting card.
2. A distinguishing characteristic or behavior.

calling card

n
a small card bearing the name and usually the address of a person, esp for giving to business or social acquaintances. Also called: visiting card

call′ing card`


n.
1. a small card with a person's name and often address presented on a social visit.
2. any trace or characteristic by which someone or something can be recognized.
3. Also called phone card. a prepaid card or charge card that can be used to make a call from a telephone away from home.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calling card - a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone callscalling card - a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls
charge card, charge plate, credit card, plastic - a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?"
2.calling card - a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visitedcalling card - a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
3.calling card - a distinguishing characteristic or behavior; "bombs are a terrorist's calling cards"
Translations
carte d’appelcarte de visite

calling card

nVisitenkarte f; to leave one’s calling card (euph, cats or dogs) → seine Visitenkarte hinterlassen (hum)

calling card

n (Am) → biglietto da visita
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