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card

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[ kahrd ]
/ kɑrd /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about card

Origin of card

1
1350–1400; Middle English carde, unexplained variant of carte

Other definitions for card (2 of 3)

card2
[ kahrd ]
/ kɑrd /

noun Also called carding machine.
a machine for combing and paralleling fibers of cotton, flax, wool, etc., prior to spinning to remove short, undesirable fibers and produce a sliver.
a similar implement for raising the nap on cloth.
verb (used with object)
to dress (wool or the like) with a card.

Origin of card

2
1325–75; Middle English carde<Middle French: literally, teasel head <Late Latin cardus thistle, variant of Latin carduus

OTHER WORDS FROM card

carder, noun

Other definitions for card (3 of 3)

Card.

abbreviation
Cardinal.
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British Dictionary definitions for card (1 of 3)

card1
/ (kɑːd) /

noun
See also cards

Word Origin for card

C15: from Old French carte, from Latin charta leaf of papyrus, from Greek khartēs, probably of Egyptian origin

British Dictionary definitions for card (2 of 3)

card2
/ (kɑːd) /

verb
(tr) to comb out and clean fibres of wool or cotton before spinning
noun
(formerly) a machine or comblike tool for carding fabrics or for raising the nap on cloth

Derived forms of card

carding, nouncarder, noun

Word Origin for card

C15: from Old French carde card, teasel, from Latin carduus thistle

British Dictionary definitions for card (3 of 3)

Card.

abbreviation for
Cardinal
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Other Idioms and Phrases with card

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