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1. A card issued by the US government allowing an alien to work at most jobs in the United States.
2. A green-colored card shown to the captain of a women's lacrosse team by a referee, indicating a delay-of-game penalty.
[Sense 1, from the green card on which the document was formerly printed.]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official permit allowing the holder permanent residence and employment, issued to foreign nationals in the US
2. (Insurance) an insurance document covering motorists against accidents abroad
an official card, orig. green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S.
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|Noun||1.||green card - a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States; "he was surprised to discover that green cards are no longer green"|
positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"