1. A rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures).
2. One of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes.
3. Thin cardboard, usually rectangular.
4. A card certifying the identity of the bearer; SYN. identity card.
5. A record of scores (as in golf); SYN. scorecard.
A usually clownishly amusing person; wag
1. A printed circuit board or adapter that can be plugged into a computer to provide added functionality or new capability. These cards provide specialized services, such as mouse support and modem capabilities, that are not built into the computer. See also adapter, board, printed circuit board.
2. In programs such as the HyperCard hypertext program, an on-screen representation of an index card on which information can be stored and “filed” (saved) for future reference. See also hypertext.
3. A manila card about 3 inches high by 7 inches long on which 80 columns of data could be entered in the form of holes punched with a keypunch machine. The punched holes corresponded to numbers, letters, and other characters and could be read by a computer that used a punched-card reader. Also called: punched card. See also card reader (definition 2).
1. To comb wool in order to remove impurities.
2. To ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
3. To place or fasten on or by means of a card
4. To provide with a card
5. To list or record on a card
7. To ask for identification (as in a bar)