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From Old French carte < Latin charta < Ancient Greek χάρτης (chartēs), paper, papyrus).

Singular
card

Plural
countable and uncountable; cards

card (countable and uncountable; plural cards)

  1. A flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc. especially: one of a pack bearing numbers and symbols used in playing a variety of card games, e.g. a post card, a greeting card (Christmas, birthday etc.,) an identification card, a credit card, a business card, an index card, a baseball card or a warning card.
  2. (informal) An amusing but slightly foolish person.
  3. (rare, textiles) A device to raise the nap on a fabric.
  4. A hand-held tool formed similarly to a hairbrush but with bristles of wire or other rigid material. It is used principally with raw cotton, wool, hair, or other natural fibers to prepare these materials for spinning into yarn or thread on a spinning wheel, with a whorl or other hand-held spindle. The card serves to untangle, clean, remove debris from, and lay the fibers straight.
  5. (rare, textiles) A machine for disentangling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  6. (cricket) A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match:- batsmen's scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
  7. (horse racing) A listing of the runners and riders, together with colours and recent form, for all the races on a particular day at a particular racecourse


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