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1. A flat, usually rectangular piece of stiff paper, cardboard, or plastic, especially:
a. One of a set or pack bearing significant numbers, symbols, or figures, used in games and in divination.
b. A greeting card.
c. A postcard.
d. One bearing a person's name and other information, used for purposes of identification or classification.
e. One bearing the image and often the statistics of a sports figure.
f. A business card.
g. A credit card.
h. A magnetic card.
i. One used for recording information in a file: an index card; a recipe card.
2. cards(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Games
a. A game played with cards.
b. The playing of games with cards.
3. A program, especially for a sports event.
a. A menu, as in a restaurant.
b. A wine list.
a. A printed circuit board that plugs into a slot on a computer's motherboard or into a port on the outside of a device, and performs a particular function, such as data storage or converting and processing signals for communication with other devices.
b. A punch card.
6. A compass card.
7. Informal An eccentrically amusing person.
a. Something, such as an advantageous circumstance or tactical maneuver, that can be used to help gain an objective. Often used with play: "[He believed that] Soviet Russia ... had far more Iranian cards to play than the United States" (Theodore Draper).
b. An appeal to a specified issue or argument, usually one involving strong emotions. Often used with play: "His exposure as a racist ... allowed the defense to play the race card" (New York Times).
tr.v. card·ed, card·ing, cardsPhrasal Verbs:
1. To furnish with or attach to a card.
2. To list (something) on a card; catalog.
3. To check the identification of, especially in order to verify legal age.
4. Sports To warn or eject (a soccer player who has committed a flagrant foul) by showing a yellow card or a red card.
To sign in, as at a place of business, by use of a magnetic card.
To sign out, as from a place of business, by use of a magnetic card.
card up (one's) sleeve
A secret resource or plan held in reserve: a tough negotiator who had a number of cards up his sleeve.
in the cards
Likely or certain to happen: My promotion to a higher position just isn't in the cards.
put/lay (one's) cards on the table
To make frank and clear revelation, as of one's motives or intentions.
[Middle English carde, from Old French carte, from Latin charta, paper made from papyrus, from Greek khartēs.]
1. A wire-toothed brush or a machine fitted with rows of wire teeth, used to straighten and separate fibers, as of wool, prior to spinning.
2. A device used to raise the nap on a fabric.
tr.v. card·ed, card·ing, cards
To comb out or brush with a card.
[Middle English carde, from Medieval Latin cardus, from Latin carduus, thistle.]
1. (Card Games) (usually functioning as singular)
a. any game or games played with cards, esp playing cards
b. the playing of such a game
2. an employee's national insurance and other documents held by the employer
3. get one's cards to be told to leave one's employment
4. on the cards possible or likely. US equivalent: in the cards
5. play one's cards to carry out one's plans; take action (esp in the phrase play one's cards right)
6. put one's cards on the table lay one's cards on the table show one's cards to declare one's intentions, resources, etc
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discard - (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
cutting, cut - the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
all fours, high-low-jack - card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
baccarat, chemin de fer - a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine
beggar-my-neighbor, beggar-my-neighbour, strip-Jack-naked - a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
vingt-et-un, twenty-one, blackjack - a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
cassino, casino - a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
cribbage, crib - a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
ecarte - a card game for 2 players; played with 32 cards and king high
euchre, five hundred - a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand
sevens, fantan, parliament - a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
faro - a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
Go Fish - a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards
four-card monte, monte, three-card monte - a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
stops, Newmarket, boodle, Chicago, Michigan - a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
old maid - a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid')
bezique, penuchle, pinochle, pinocle - a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist
piquet - a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards
pisha paysha - (Yiddish) a card game for two players one of whom is usually a child; the deck is place face down with one card face upward; players draw from the deck alternately hoping to build up or down from the open card; the player with the fewest cards when the deck is exhausted is the winner
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
rouge et noir, trente-et-quarante - a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number
rum, rummy - a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
long whist, short whist, whist - a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
doubling, double - raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"
deal - the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
lead - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
trick - (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
shoe - (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
hra v karty
hra s kartami
1. thick paper or thin board. shapes cut out from card. karton بِطاقَه картон papelão karton der Karton karton χαρτόνιcartón kartong مقوای نازک؛ کاغذ زخیم kartonki cartonכרטיס कार्ड karton, ljepenka kártya kardus kort, spjald carta 厚紙 카드보드 kartonas kartons kad kartonkartongkarton کارت papelão carton карточка kartón lepenka karton styvt (tjockt) papper บัตร karton 硬紙板 картка گتہ Giấy cứng 卡片，硬纸板
2. (also ˈplaying card) a small piece of such paper etc with designs, used in playing certain games. a pack of cards. kaart وَرَقَةُ اللعِب (الشدّه) карта carta karta die Spielkarte kort τραπουλόχαρτοcarta mängukaart ورق؛ پاسور kortti carteקלף ताश karta (játék)kártya kartu spil carta トランプ札 (게임) 카드 korta  kārts kad speelkaartkortkarta ورق carta carte (de joc) карта karta karta karta spelkort ไพ่; บัตรภาพ oyun kağıdı 紙牌 карта تاش đánh bài 纸牌
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. kaartjie بِطاقَه картичка cartão přání, průkazka, navštívenka die (Glückwunsch-, etc.) Karte -kort κάρταtarjeta kaart کارت kortti carte כַּרטִיס בְּרָכָה निमंत्रण या परिचय इत्यादि का कार्ड posjetnica kártya kartu kort cartolina; tessera カード (생일 축하장, 멤버십, 명함) 카드 kortelė, atvirukas, bilietas atklātne; karte kad nama kaartkortkarta کارت cartão carte/legitimaţie (de); felicitare открытка; билет; визитная карточка pohľadnica; preukaz; lístok; vizitka čestitka, izkaznica, vizitka čestitka kort บัตรอวยพร kart 卡片，名片等 картка مبارکبدی کا یا کوئی اور پیغام ارسال کرنے کا کارڈ danh thiếp 卡片、名片等cards noun singular
the game(s) played with playing-cards. He cheats at cards. kaarte на карти jogo de cartas hra v karty das Kartenspiel kortspil χαρτιά, τράπουλαcartas kaardimäng ورق بازی pelikortit cartes מִשְחָק קְלָפִים ताश के खेल karte kártya permainan kartu spil carte トランプのゲーム 카드게임 kortų lošimas kāršu spēle terup kaartenspel kortspill karty د ورق لوبی jogo de cartas cărţi (de joc) карты hra s kartami karte igra karata kortspel ไพ่ kâğıt oyunu 紙牌戲 карти تاش chơi bài 牌戏ˈcardboard noun, adjective
(of) a stiff kind of paper often made up of several layers. a cardboard box. karton وَرَقُ اللعِب мукава papelão der Karton pap- χαρτόνι, χαρτονένιοςcartón papp مقوایی pahvi cartonקרטון गत्ता, दफती ljepenka, karton karton(papír) kardus pappi cartone ボール紙 판지 kartonas kartons kadbod kartonpapp, kartongtektura كلك بنډ كاغذ، مقوا cartão carton картон kartón; kartónový karton karton kartong, papp กระดาษแข็ง karton, mukavva 硬紙板(的) картон گتہ các tông 卡纸板（的），硬纸板（的）