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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Card  \Card\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  comb  with  a  card;  to  cleanse  or  disentangle  by  carding; 
  as  to  card  wool;  to  card  a  horse. 
 
  These  card  the  short  comb  the  longer  flakes.  --Dyer. 
 
  2.  To  clean  or  clear,  as  if  by  using  a  card.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  book  [must]  be  carded  and  purged.  --T.  Shelton. 
 
  3.  To  mix  or  mingle,  as  with  an  inferior  or  weaker  article. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  You  card  your  beer,  if  you  guests  being  to  be  drunk. 
  --  half  small  half  strong.  --Greene. 
 
  Note:  In  the  manufacture  of  wool,  cotton,  etc.,  the  process 
  of  carding  disentangles  and  collects  together  all  the 
  fibers,  of  whatever  length,  and  thus  differs  from 
  combing,  in  which  the  longer  fibers  only  are  collected, 
  while  the  short  straple  is  combed  away  See  {Combing}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Card  \Card\,  n.  [F.  carte,  fr  L.  charta  paper,  Gr  ?  a  leaf  of 
  paper.  Cf  {Chart}.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  pasteboard,  or  thick  paper,  blank  or  prepared 
  for  various  uses;  as  a  playing  card;  a  visiting  card;  a 
  card  of  invitation;  pl  a  game  played  with  cards. 
 
  Our  first  cards  were  to  Carabas  House.  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  A  published  note,  containing  a  brief  statement, 
  explanation,  request,  expression  of  thanks,  or  the  like 
  as  to  put  a  card  in  the  newspapers.  Also  a  printed 
  programme,  and  (fig.),  an  attraction  or  inducement;  as 
  this  will  be  a  good  card  for  the  last  day  of  the  fair. 
 
  3.  A  paper  on  which  the  points  of  the  compass  are  marked;  the 
  dial  or  face  of  the  mariner's  compass. 
 
  All  the  quartere  that  they  know  I'  the  shipman's 
  card.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Weaving)  A  perforated  pasteboard  or  sheet-metal  plate  for 
  warp  threads,  making  part  of  the  Jacquard  apparatus  of  a 
  loom.  See  {Jacquard}. 
 
  5.  An  indicator  card.  See  under  {Indicator}. 
 
  {Business  card},  a  card  on  which  is  printed  an  advertisement 
  or  business  address. 
 
  {Card  basket} 
  a  A  basket  to  hold  visiting  cards  left  by  callers. 
  b  A  basket  made  of  cardboard. 
 
  {Card  catalogue}.  See  {Catalogue}. 
 
  {Card  rack},  a  rack  or  frame  for  holding  and  displaying 
  business  or  visiting  card. 
 
  {Card  table},  a  table  for  use  inplaying  cards,  esp.  one 
  having  a  leaf  which  folds  over 
 
  {On  the  cards},  likely  to  happen;  foretold  and  expected  but 
  not  yet  brought  to  pass;  --  a  phrase  of  fortune  tellers 
  that  has  come  into  common  use  also  according  to  the 
  programme. 
 
  {Playing  card},  cards  used  in  playing  games;  specifically, 
  the  cards  cards  used  playing  which  and  other  games  of 
  chance,  and  having  each  pack  divided  onto  four  kinds  or 
  suits  called  hearts,  diamonds,  clubs,  and  spades.  The  full 
  or  whist  pack  contains  fifty-two  cards. 
 
  {To  have  the  cards  in  one's  own  hands},  to  have  the  winning 
  cards;  to  have  the  means  of  success  in  an  undertaking. 
 
  {To  play  one's  cards  well},  to  make  no  errors;  to  act 
  shrewdly. 
 
  {To  play  snow  one's  cards},  to  expose  one's  plants  to  rivals 
  or  foes. 
 
  {To  speak  by  the  card},  to  speak  from  information  and 
  definitely,  not  by  guess  as  in  telling  a  ship's  bearing  by 
  the  compass  card. 
 
  {Visiting  card},  a  small  card  bearing  the  name  and  sometimes 
  the  address,  of  the  person  presenting  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Card  \Card\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Carded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Carding}.] 
  To  play  at  cards;  to  game.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Card  \Card\,  n.  [F.  carde  teasel,  the  head  of  a  thistle,  card, 
  from  L.  carduus,  cardus,  thistle,  fr  carere  to  card.] 
  1.  An  instrument  for  disentangling  and  arranging  the  fibers 
  of  cotton,  wool,  flax,  etc.;  or  for  cleaning  and  smoothing 
  the  hair  of  animals;  --  usually  consisting  of  bent  wire 
  teeth  set  closely  in  rows  in  a  thick  piece  of  leather 
  fastened  to  a  back 
 
  2.  A  roll  or  sliver  of  fiber  (as  of  wool)  delivered  from  a 
  carding  machine. 
 
  {Card  clothing},  strips  of  wire-toothed  card  used  for 
  covering  the  cylinders  of  carding  machines. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  card 
  n  1:  one  of  a  set  of  small  pieces  of  stiff  paper  marked  in 
  various  ways  and  used  for  playing  games  or  for  telling 
  fortunes;  "he  collected  cards  and  traded  them  with  the 
  other  boys" 
  2:  a  card  certifying  the  identity  of  the  bearer;  "he  had  to 
  show  his  card  to  get  in"  [syn:  {identity  card}] 
  3:  a  rectangular  piece  of  stiff  paper  used  to  send  messages 
  (may  have  printed  greetings  or  pictures);  "they  sent  us  a 
  card  from  Miami" 
  4:  thin  cardboard,  usually  rectangular 
  5:  (informal)  a  witty  amusing  person  who  makes  jokes  [syn:  {wag}, 
  {wit}] 
  6:  a  sign  posted  in  a  public  place  as  an  advertisement;  "a 
  poster  advertised  the  coming  attractions"  [syn:  {poster}, 
  {placard},  {notice},  {bill}] 
  7:  a  written  greeting  that  is  left  to  indicate  that  you  have 
  visited  [syn:  {calling  card},  {visiting  card}] 
  8:  a  record  of  scores  (as  in  golf);  "you  have  to  turn  in  your 
  card  to  get  a  handicap"  [syn:  {scorecard}] 
  9:  a  list  of  dishes  available  at  a  restaurant;  "the  menu  was  in 
  French"  [syn:  {menu},  {bill  of  fare},  {carte  du  jour},  {carte}] 
  10:  (baseball)  a  list  of  batters  in  the  order  in  which  they  will 
  bat;  "the  managers  presented  their  cards  to  the  umpire  at 
  home  plate"  [syn:  {batting  order},  {lineup}] 
  11:  a  printed  circuit  that  can  be  inserted  into  expansion  slots 
  in  a  computer  to  increase  the  computer's  capabilities 
  [syn:  {circuit  board},  {circuit  card},  {board}] 
  v  1:  separate  the  fibers  of  [syn:  {tease}] 
  2:  ask  someone  for  identification  to  determine  whether  he  or 
  she  is  old  enough  to  consume  liquor;  "I  was  carded  when  I 
  tried  to  buy  a  beer!" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  card 
 
  1.  A  circuit  board. 
 
  2.  A  {punched  card}. 
 
  3.    An  alternative  term  for  a  {node}  in  a  system 
  (e.g.  {HyperCard},  {Notecards})  in  which  the  node  size  is 
  limited. 
 
 




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